queer for April 9
April 09, 1973
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.
, Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” was now number nine
David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the USA, Culture Club #2 with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”
The Dave Clark musical Time, starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Leo Sayer and Sir Laurence Olivier, opened at the Dominion Theatre in London.
The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.
Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.
*N SYNC was #1 on the other side of the Atlantic with No Strings Attached. (Lance Bass, group member)
Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.
Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.