Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, PowerEdit
Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power highlights the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated -- and sometimes lesser-known women -- who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward.
Everett piano with childhood photographs and sheet musicEdit
Lady Gaga’s paternal grandparents bought this piano in 1966 for $780. When Gaga was not even a year old, her grandparents gave the piano to her parents. According to Gaga’s mother, “When Stefani started to crawl, she would use the leg of the piano to pull herself up and stand, and in doing so, her fingers would eventually land on the keys. She would stay there and just keep pressing the keys to hear the sound. We would then start to hold her up or sit on the bench and let her tinker, you know, things like ‘Chopsticks’ and ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb.’” Gaga began taking piano lessons when she was four. She wrote her first song when she was five. It was called “Dollar Bills (song)” and was inspired by Pink Floyd’s “Money.” She continued to play this piano until her parents bought her a baby-grand piano for her 13th birthday.
Meat Dress by Franc Fernandez, 2010Edit
Lady Gaga wore this outfit at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lady Gaga wore this outfit in the "Bad Romance" music video.