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Shandi Sinnamon


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Shandi Sinnamon (1954 - ) is an American singer, song writer.

She was born to a Huguenot family as Shandra Sinnamon in Miami, Florida. After dropping out of high school, she left home for Big Sur, California. Her ambition was to become a singer and songwriter.

After encountering a bicycle accident there, she went back to Florida for recuperation. After recovering, she studied music and drama at a community college. While she was singing in a local restaurant, a disc jockey noticed her talent and introduced her to Elektra/Asylum Records.

In 1976, she released her first album Shandi Sinnamon from Asylum.

Around the same time in Los Angeles, California, Mike Chapman, among others, discovered her and she regrettably signed with the ever charming Chapman, instead of Neil Bogart’s Casablanca Records (a decision that did not bode well for her career.) In 1980, released her second album Shandi from his Dreamland Records. And Chapman himself produced that album under the alias of Commander Chapman.

Her name inspired Shandi of Kiss (1980).

She wrote and performed the song “He’s a Dream” that was used in the 1983 film Flashdance, and won a Grammy Award for her song on the soundtrack of the film.

Ever since she has written songs and sung them for films and TV dramas, including “Tough Love” for the film “The Karate Kid”, “Living on the Edge” & “Double Trouble” for the film “Making the Grade”, “Fight to Survive” for the film “Bloodsport”, “Gotcha”, title song for the film “Gotcha!”, “Eyes of Fire” for The Little Drummer Girl, “Wild Roses” for “Echo Park” and “Boy of My Dreams” for “Tower of Terror”, among many others.


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