queer culture march 7

March 7, 1927

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Texas law banning negroes from voting was unconstitutional.

March 7, 1965

In Selma, Alabama, about 600 non-violent civil rights marchers were brutally attacked by state and local police using billy clubs, cattle prods and tear gas. The day came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”

March 7, 1975

David Bowie’s ninth studio album,Young Americans, saw it’s UK release. The album featured the hit song “Fame,” that would become Bowie’s first number one single in America.

March 7, 1976

In London, Elton John became the first rock star since the Beatles to be immortalized with a lookalike figure at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum.

Super pop star Elton John (right) with his wax portrait in Madame Tussaud’s studio. The figure joined a new version of Heroes – a space where figures appear out of the dark in a sequence of light, sound and projection.

1987

The Beastie Boys became the first rap act to have a number one album when their debut effort, Licensed to Ill, topped the charts.

1998

Madonna had her eighth #1 song in the U.K. with “Frozen”.

2003

Broadway musicians went on strike during a contract dispute, closing all but one musical, “Cabaret.” Four days later, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg facilitated a settlement.

2021

https://americansongwriter.com/aaron-lee-tasjan-and-fancy-hagood-discuss-queer-representation-in-music/Aaron Lee Tasjan and Fancy Hagood Discuss Queer Representation in Music « American Songwriter“Queer existence is here,” says Fancy Hagood (a.k.a. Who is Fancy) of Brothers Osborne’s T.J. Osborne’s recent coming out and the boundaries that areamericansongwriter.com

https://www.wpr.org/how-pop-musicians-transcend-strict-gender-rolesHow Pop Musicians Transcend Strict Gender Roles | Wisconsin Public RadioSasha Geffen talks about their book, “Glitter Up the Dark: How Pop Music Broke the Binary,” in which they explore how popular music’s quality of subliminal expression allows rigid gender constructs to disappear.www.wpr.org

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