queer culture march 22

March 22, 1962

Barbra Streisand opened in the Broadway show “I Can Get it For You Wholesale.”

March 22, 1975
31 year old Barry Manilow performs “Mandy” and his latest release, “It’s A Miracle” on American Bandstand.

former #1 “Have You Never Been Mellow” by Olivia Newton-John was on its way down at number five

1986
Whitney Houston was on her way–her debut album, which had been out for a full year, was #1 for a third straight week.

1994
Singer, songwriter and producer Dan Hartman died of an AIDS-related brain tumor in Westport, Connecticut. Hartman wrote “Free Ride” while he was with the Edgar Winter Group, had hits “Instant Replay” and “I Can Dream About You”, and collaborated with Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, James Brown and Steve Winwood.

1999
Britney Spears‘ album “…Baby One More Time” was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

2003

Britney Spears’ girl-power flick Crossroads earns eight nominations at the 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards, and two wins: Worst Original Song for “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” and Worst Actress for Spears, an honor she shares with Razzie darling Madonna for Swept Away (named Worst Picture). The Material Girl, who has been a regular contender – and five-time Worst Actress winner – since her 1986 win for Shanghai Surprise, earns two more awards. She shares Worst Screen Couple with Adriano Giannini for Swept Away and garners Worst Supporting Actress as Verity in Die Another Day.

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