Ongoing History Daily: The strange case of Lucia Pamela

It’s one thing to create a persona for your musical project but it’s another thing to create something that no one will believe.

Lucia Pamela was a classically trained American nightclub singer and musician who released a very strange album in 1969. It was her only album, but it was memorable. She called it Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela. She insisted that this record was recorded on the moon and places beyond Earth. Pamela said that she built a rocket, spent time exploring the Milky Way, visited Mars, and then landed on the moon to record songs based on everything she experienced. If that wasn’t enough, the album came with a colouring book.

She died in 2022 at the age of 98, never admitting that any of this was made up. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: Her daughter was Georgia Frontiere, the one-time owner of the Los Angeles and St. Louis Rams.

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