July 6, 1972
David Bowie appeared on the UK music show Top Of The Pops playing his new single ‘Starman’, his first hit since 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’ three years before. The single peaked at No.10 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks.
July 6, 1973
In the UK, Queen release their self-titled debut album, along with their first single, “Keep Yourself Alive.” The album is released in America on September 4.
The B-52s release their self-titled debut album, featuring one of their signature songs in “Rock Lobster.”
A pair of Sir Elton John’s sandals was set to become the most expensive shoes in history when they went under the hammer for charity. Offers over £20,000 were invited for the Salvatore Ferragamo sandals to raise funds for Elton’s Aid Trust.
With 13 weeks at #1, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. “Lose Yourself,” “Boom Boom Pow” and “See You Again” all had runs of 12 weeks.
Global Pride draws more than 57 million viewers
Washington Blade–25 minutes agoLaverne Cox, Olivia Newton–John, Pabllo Vittar and Kesha. The event also highlighted the Black Lives Matter movement and the response to …
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