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Wendy Carlos
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    (November 13, 1939- )
    Birth name is Walter Carlos
    Underwent sex-change surgery in 1972
    Recorded 'Switched-On Bach (1968),' 'The Well-Tempered Synthesizer (1969),' 'Switched-On Bach II (1974),' 'Switched-On Brandenburgs (1979)' and 'Switched-On Bach 2000 (1992)'
    Wrote and arranged music for 'A Clockwork Orange (1971),' 'The Shining (1980)' and 'Tron (1982)'
    She records exclusively on electronic instruments such as the loud, primitive Moog synthesizer.
    She has many flighty New Age hobbies, like 'solar-eclipse chasing.'
    Besides classical music, she also records New Age albums with dreadful titles like 'Digital Moonscapes' and 'Sonic Seasonings.'
    Despite going public about her sex change in 1979, she makes no reference to it on her official Website.
    She no longer has much of a sense of humor about her sex change and refuses to discuss it in interviews.
    She likes to recite Monty Python routines.
    She was one of the first celebrities to admit to having a sex change.
    She is not afraid to experiment (with music or anything else).
    She may be the only celebrity to change from male to female and then become a lesbian.
    Despite her weird history and modern approach, she is considered a fine interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach.
    She is a gifted pioneer in the field of electronic music.
    Her score for Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' is a great film soundtrack.
    She has dealt with people mocking her lifestyle for over thirty years.

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