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Biography

  • Born

    2 March 1955 (age 64)

  • Born In

    Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

Dale Bozzio (born Dale Frances Consalvi on March 2, 1955) is an American musician and former Playboy Bunny. She became famous as the extravagant lead singer for the 1980s pop/new wave band Missing Persons.

In the 1970's, Dale worked as a Bunny at a Playboy Club in Boston, later appearing in Playboy magazine in 1976 (not as a Playmate) under the name Toni Consalvi. As a musician, she worked with Frank Zappa a number of times, providing vocals on (among others) Zappa's famous album Joe's Garage. During her work with Zappa, she met future husband Terry Bozzio in 1976. They married in 1979, and the two of them founded Missing Persons with Zappa touring guitarist Warren Cuccurullo in 1980.

Missing Persons quickly gained populairity - thanks to their music, as well as to Dale's quirky voice, unusual, futuristic fashion sense and wild makeup and hair colors. Her now ex-husband Terry once described Dale as looking "like a Popsicle" when shooting the music video for the Missing Persons song Words, because of the vibrant colors and clothing she was wearing. Missing Persons had several hits during the first half of the 1980s but broke up in 1986, shortly after the release of their third full-length album Color In Your Life. Dale also divorced Terry Bozzio at that time, but retained the name.

Dale Bozzio has continued to record and perform since the breakup of Missing Persons. She often tours under the band's name although the backing musicians are different from the original band (Some of these musicans have been Mike Mangini, Tony Savarino, Van Spragins, Anthony Resta, Eric Welch, Ben Sesar and Jeff Calder). Her 1988 solo album, Riot In English, recorded for Prince’s Paisley Park Records, featured the Top 40 dance hit "Simon Simon."

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