Queering Culture on Feb 25

1952

The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate”.

1983

Playwright Tennessee Williams died of an accidental choking, but the police report suggested his use of drugs and alcohol contributed to the death. Williams was 71. (The Glass Menagerie, The Rose Tattoo, The Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire)

1995

Madonna started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Take A Bow’, the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No.16 hit in the UK.

2000

“Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum”, was announced and released in March of 2000.

The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scoter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri’s impending departure (marketing as faux lesbians)

2006

George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said “I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout.” He also said that the event was “my own stupid fault, as usual.

2010

Marie Osmond’s teenage son Michael Blosil was found dead on the ground below an apartment balcony in Los Angeles after committing suicide. Resulting in a public feud with Donny over the Mormon Church vs Queer Sexuality.

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