Queen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records.
Elton John started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his eighth studio release, ‘Caribou’, and his third No.1 album. The album contained the singles, ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, and ‘The Bitch Is Back’.
On the usa charts, Elton John moved from 25-6 with “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”,
# 6 “On And On” from Gladys Knight & the Pips,
#8 , Anne Murray edged up with “You Won’t See Me”
Caribou by Elton John took over as the #1 album after debuting at #5 in its first week.
at seven Diamond Dogs from David Bowie
singer Bryan Ferry collapsed in France from a kidney infection. The remainder of a European tour by his group, “Roxy Music,” was cancelled.
At 12.01 Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and The JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars took part in the worldwide event, raising over £40million. TV pictures beamed to over 1.5bn people in 160 countries made it the biggest live broadcast ever known. Artists who appeared included Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, The Who, U2, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Led Zeppelin.
George Michael sang lead vocals to Elton John’s performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at the Live Aid Concert. Andrew Ridgeley was also on stage and performed background vocals.
In November 2004, the concert was released on DVD worldwide.
Tears for Fears bow out of performing at Live Aid, Bob Geldof’s star-studded charity concert for famine relief in Africa, after two members of their band quit. The group donates concert funds to the cause, but feels the weight of Geldof’s disapproval. TFF’s Roland Orzabal says, “He made us feel very guilty. All those millions of people dying, it was all our fault. I felt terrible. I tell you, I know how Hitler must have felt.” Blogger Nina notes – Hitler had no problem with masses dying, that was his idea.
Elton John re-signed with MCA Records in America, his five-album deal being worth $8 million, the biggest advance in history at the time.
Madonna is featured in Penthouse magazine with pictures lifted from a soft-core porn film she had made years earlier. Most of these photos had already been published in Spin magazine.
Joan Baez closed Toronto’s Mariposa Folk Festival, then appeared barefoot at a news conference. She said that the recent Amnesty International benefit concerts had overcome her usual state of being cynical about all-star events.
Madonna donated the US$400,000 proceeds from a Madison Square Garden concert to the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Sony announces that it has accepted a $40 million buyout of George Michael’s contract, following the singer’s request. The company would retain the rights to his back catalog, a greatest hits album and would receive 3% of retail sales of his next two albums. Michael then signed with David Geffen’s new Dreamworks label in North America, and with Virgin Records for the rest of the world. In 1994, Michael lost a bid to break his multi-album contract with Sony, which he claimed amounted to “professional slavery.”
at 6 on the LP Chart: Tracy Chapman’s New Beginning
Celine Dion at 8 with Falling Into You,
Joan Jett plays a murder victim on the “Reunion” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her character hosts a show called Rock ‘n Talk before she meets her demise.
there is no one way to be hetero or gay or lesbians or bi or even trans, so nonbinary is an expression of intergenerational redefining
https://time.com/6079326/nonbinary-lgbtq-youth/Survey: 1 in 4 LGBTQ Youth Identifies As Nonbinary | TimeNew research released Monday by the nonprofit the Trevor Project found that over one in four (26%) LGBTQ youth identify as nonbinary.time.com
demonstrating there is two kinds of nonbinary, just like binary