June 4, 1976
The Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England. The now legendary night is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement. In the audience was, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook (soon to form Joy Division) and Mark E Smith, (The Fall). Tickets cost £1.
Elton John performed at the Capitol Theatre in Leeds, England.
Barry Manilow reached #1 with “Looks Like We Made It” on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Elton John began a high court battle with Dick James Music, seeking the rights to early songs and recordings plus damages estimated at more than £30 million ($51 million). The singer lost a six-month court battle to recover the copyright to 169 songs however, the court ordered Dick James to cough up millions in unpaid royalties.
at number 2 Madonna with “I’ll Remember”
On a CNN news show, phone-in guest George Michael was jeered and heckled by the live audience while he attempted to defend the content of the video for his new single “Shoot The Dog,” in which U.S. President George W. Bush was shown in bed with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Michael insisted it was an attack on Blair and not on President Bush.
Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera toured together, beginning in Phoenix, Arizona.
Lisa Marie Presley performed “Sinking In” at the halftime show of the NBA Finals game between the New Jersey Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
Ariana Grande’s Manchester benefit concert, with guest performers Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher, Niall Horan and Pharrell Williams, aired on networks in 38 countries across five continents. An attack at her May 22 show in Manchester, England killed 22 people and left dozens injured. All net proceeds from the “One Love Manchester” concert were donated to victims and families affected by the attack. An audience estimated at 50,000 attended the more than three-hour concert.
https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/bisexual-representation-on-television-48352512Bisexual Representation on Television | POPSUGAR EntertainmentIt’s hard to believe we’ve come a long way in terms of bisexual representation on TV, but in 2005, LGBTQ+ characters represented less than 2% on TV.www.popsugar.com
https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/ammonite-helped-me-feel-pride-as-a-bisexual-woman-in-distant-dorset/Ammonite helped me feel Pride as a bisexual woman in distant DorsetSophie Cundall, an ambassador at LGBTQ+ youth charity Just Like Us, reveals how Ammonite impacted her as a bisexual woman in Dorset.www.gaytimes.co.uk
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-man-who-used-app-target-gay-men-pleads-guilty-n1269585Texas man who used app to target gay men pleads guilty to hate crimesThe fourth and final man accused in a string of robberies and assaults that targeted gay men in Texas pleaded guilty and faces up to 26 years in prison, officials said.www.nbcnews.com
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/lesbian-bar-project-chronicles-decline-women-s-queer-spaces-n1269463 ‘The Lesbian Bar Project’ chronicles the decline of women’s queer spacesThe short film, executive produced by comedian Lea DeLaria, will also be used to raise money for the U.S.’s remaining lesbian bars.www.nbcnews.com
https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/queer-mental-health-in-film-daisy-jones-bookCrazy Lesbian Trope In Media LGBT Mental Health CrisisThe ‘crazy lesbian’ trope is an exaggeration and sits in opposition to the reality that queer women are statistically far more likely to reckon with mental illness. The crazy lesbian isn’t real and yet the crazy lesbian is real.www.refinery29.com
https://msmagazine.com/2021/06/01/wmn-zine-lesbian-writers-art-poetry-publication/Fighting For the Term “Lesbian”: An Art and Poetry Publication Strives to Uplift Lesbian Writers – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com
https://www.statnews.com/2021/06/04/40-years-of-aids-should-have-taught-us-epidemiologic-humility/40 years of AIDS taught us epidemiologic humility. We need to apply that lesson in fighting Covid-19 – STATAn article published 40 years ago in a medical journal heralded the era of a mysterious and deadly new disease, now called AIDS.www.statnews.com
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/844148-ricky-martin-shares-how-him-being-gay-is-hindering-careerRicky Martin shares how him being gay is hindering careerRicky Martin believes that his sexuality prevents him from having a successful careerwww.thenews.com.pk