Cindy Bullens (born Cynthia Bullens March 21, 1955 - died as a female Cynthia Bullens February 1, 2011 from surgery and transition) was an American backup vocalist and singer-songwriter who grew up in Massachusetts. Bullens released two albums in the late 1970s on United Artists and Casablanca and another in 1989. Bullens' 1978 debut album, Desire Wire is described flatly by William Ruhlmann for Allmusic as: "One of the great lost rock albums of the 1970s, Bullens' debut release is full of tough, passionate, incredibly catchy rock & roll played to the hilt and sung with fire". These early albums anticipated later work by a host of 1980s female and female-identified rock artists, from Pat Benatar, to Blondie, to the Go-Go's, to Headpins. In 1974, Bullens performed background vocals on Gene Clark's album No Other and as one of the Sex-O-Lettes on the debut album by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes. Bullens also served as a backup vocalist on Rod Stewart's Atlantic Crossing and with Elton John on three major tours, as well as his album Blue Moves and his hit with Kiki Dee, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (both released in 1976). Bullens provided vocals on three songs ("It's Raining on Prom Night," "Mooning," and "Freddy, My Love") on the soundtrack of the 1977 feature film, Grease. The album release Grease was nominated for the 1979 Grammy Award for "Album of the Year". In 1980, she earned another Grammy nomination (as "best female rock singer") for her single "Survivor". In January 1980, Bullens hit the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "Trust Me." It peaked at .