queer for april 25
April 25, 1977
Natalie Cole guests on the musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way.”
Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100
Queen played the first of four nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia.
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles.
Not only did Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys attack a TV cameraman, but he had the poor taste of doing it at memorial services for actor River Phoenix in the previous November. Horovitz was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for the incident on this date in history.
Sinead O’Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.
Singer/songwriter/pianist/civil rights activist Nina Simone was laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. She had lived in France since 1992, and died there on April 21.
In this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, Madonna was 4th in the list with £227m, Elton John 7th with £170m.