queer for april 18
Little Richard performed at New York’s famed Paramount Theater. A member of his backup group at the time was a young guitarist named Jimi Hendrix.
Liberace grossed more than $2,000,000 for his engagement at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. He broke his own record of $1.6 million.
Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. (Blogger nina notes: Elvis)
Aretha Franklin and George Michael started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Knew You Were Waiting’ also a No.1 in the UK. Aretha Franklin set a record for the artist with the longest gap between US No.1 singles, it had been 19 years, 10 months from her last hit ‘Respect’ in June 1967.
A sale of clothes belonging to Sir Elton John raised more than $700,000 (£395,000) for the singer’s Aids charity. Over 10,000 pieces were sold during a five-day sale in New York City at the specially-created shop, Elton’s Closet, at New York’s Rockefeller Centre.
Lady Gaga had song #5 “Born This Way”.
Elton John announced that he’ll return to The Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with his “Million Dollar Piano” show starting in September. His first stay at Caesars Palace ended in April 2009, but was extended to a five-year run because of audience demand.