Debbie Deb on Being Replaced With a Body Double: "They Didn't Want a Heavy Girl"

Deborah Wesoff Lopez's music career got off to a brilliant start.

As Debbie Deb, her first single, "When I Hear Music," recorded with Miami electro legend "Pretty" Tony Butler when she was just 17, helped define the aesthetic of the burgeoning freestyle genre in the mid '80s. And her dreamy 1985 follow-up, "Lookout Weekend," became an even more seminal dance anthem.

But just as quickly as she made her name, it was snatched from her.

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