queer for april 13

1973

David Bowie put out his sixth studio album, Aladdin Sane.

1974

Elton John reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart for the second time with “Bennie and the Jets”. It made #37 in the UK.

1986

Most of the cast of the long-running sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” reunited for the NBC-TV special “Return to Mayberry.”

Jim Nabors was a regular cast member, well Gooooolly.

1990

In Tokyo, Japan, Madonna began her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour performing for the first of three nights at Chiba Marine Stadium.

2003
Madonna struck back at online peer-to-peer pirates of her new album, “American Life” by flooding file-sharing networks with decoy files. Those who download tracks from such services as KaZaA were greeted by the voice of Madonna asking, “What the fuck do you think you’re doing?”

2009
According to a chart compiled for the UK’s BBC Radio 2, most played song in public places in the past 75 years.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, #3
Dancing Queen” by ABBA, #9

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