Queers and Allies for April 8


1967

Lesley Gore performed “California Nights” on “American Bandstand.”


1995

Madonna had the #1 song for a seventh and final week with “Take A Bow”.

2003
The concert special “Cher: The Farewell Tour” aired on NBC-TV.


Lisa Marie Presley’s debut album “To Whom It May Concern” was released.

2015

People magazine reported that Barry Manilow secretly married his manager, Garry Kief, sometime during 2014. The publication’s sources said that Barry and Garry invited “20 to 30 guests” to Manilow’s Palm Springs house under the guise of a luncheon, which turned out to be a wedding ceremony.


2016

Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina to protest the state’s passing of the controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Also known as the “bathroom bill”, the Act said that transgender people must use rest rooms associated with the sex noted on their birth certificate.

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