June 29, 1968
Aretha Franklin urged people to “Think” with her third week at #1 on the R&B chart.
June 29, 1970
Anne Murray released her first single “Snowbird” on this date.
NBC airs the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.
David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a No.1 UK hit. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.
Madonna had her seventh hit and sixth Top 10 in a row with “Angel”,
Tears for Fears were down to 7 with their former #1 “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, the Eurythmics entered the Top 10 with “Would I Lie To You?” (moving from 14-10), Howard Jones came in at #9 with “Things Can Only Get Better” and the Mary Jane Girls were “In My House”.
Cher had the top album in the U.K. with Love Hurts.
Barbra Streisand garnered $16 million in sales from concerts at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, setting a record for the largest-grossing concert series of all-time.
Toni Braxton had a huge double-sided #2 smash with “You’re Makin’ Me High” and “Let It Flow”. Tracy Chapman remained at 3 with “Give Me One Reason”.
Dear Europe: Lest We Forget
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/poland-should-copy-hungarian-lgbt-law-says-polish-minister-2021-06-28/Poland should copy Hungarian LGBT law, says Polish minister | ReutersPoland should copy a Hungarian law that bans schools from using materials seen as promoting homosexuality, the Polish education minister said in comments published on Monday, as the nationalist government attacks what it calls “LGBT ideology”.www.reuters.com
https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/lavrov-slams-aggressive-lgbt-propaganda-by-enlightened-europeLavrov slams aggressive LGBT propaganda by ‘enlightened Europe’ | Daily SabahRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday slammed the rules-based order promoted by the West, criticizing “aggressive LGBT propaganda” by…www.dailysabah.com
meanwhile. in north america
https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/california-adds-five-states-to-state-travel-ban-following-new-lgbt-discrimination-laws/California Adds Five States to State Travel Ban Following New LGBT Discrimination Laws – California GlobeCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Monday that California would be adding 5 more states to the state travel ban due to their new laws thatcaliforniaglobe.com
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/28/supreme-court-refuses-to-hear-transgender-bathroom-case-a-win-for-student-gavin-grimm.htmlSupreme Court refuses to hear transgender bathroom case, a win for student Gavin GrimmThe Supreme Court declined to consider overturning rulings for transgender student Gavin Grimm in a case involving bathrooms.www.cnbc.com
https://fortune.com/2021/06/28/pride-parade-day-month-finance-corporations/Pride 2021: How finance gave LGBT people a seat at the table | FortuneCommentary: As we end Pride Month 2021, it's important to recognize corporate America's role in supporting the parade and movement.fortune.com
and now, colonialism, to be resolved at the end of the usa/ussr cold war
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57606847377: The British colonial law that left an anti-LGBTQ legacy in Asia – BBC NewsCreated by the British, 377 has had a widespread damaging effect in former colonies, say activists.www.bbc.com