May 24, 1956
The first Eurovision Song Contest was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was the brainchild of Marcel Baisoncon of the European Broadcasting Union. Seven countries participated and they were each allowed two songs
May 24, 1966
The original Broadway production of the musical “Mame,” starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur, Jane Connell, Willard Waterman and George Coe, opened at New York’s Winter Garden Theatre for 1508 performances.
David Bowie released his eighth studio album Diamond Dogs. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia.
On “Midnight Special,” Richard Pryor was host to Olivia Newton-John and Boz Scaggs.
The Superman FanFic no one expected:
Bette Midler remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week with “The Rose”.
“Greatest Love Of All” from Whitney Houston was #1 for the fifth straight week.
Whitney Houston continued to top the Album chart in its 61st week on the chart.
Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991, was honoured on a new set of millennium stamps issued by the Royal Mail. Mercury, who featured on the 19p stamp, was a keen stamp collector, and his collection was bought by the Post Office in 1993. The stamp marked his contribution to the Live Aid charity concert in 1985, and caused controversy by featuring a small portion of Queen’s drummer, Roger Taylor, in the background – UK stamps by tradition only carry pictures of living persons who are members of the Royal Family.
David Bowie wrote and recorded the song “What’s Really Happening” during a live Webcast. The song appeared on the album “hours.”
Madonna kicked off the North American leg of her Re-invention World Tour by playing three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum. The tour became the top grossing of the year, with ticket sales of nearly $125 million, with over 900,000 fans attending the 60 date tour. As a follower of the Kabbalah, Madonna didn’t play any Friday night gigs as the teaching of the religion forbids it.
Elton John accepted 100,000 pounds ($188,000) in libel damages from London’s Daily Mail newspaper over allegations that he asked guests not to approach him at a charity ball.
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