Three Dog Night, the Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Little Richard, the Sir Douglas Quintet, Dr. John, and Mothers of Invention performed on the final day of the Atlantic City Pop Festival at Atlantic City Race Track in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
on the usa song charts at 2 f Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”.
while LP charts, Caribou from Elton John remained at #1 for the third week
Aretha Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love” was the new #1 on the R&B chart.
Madonna scored her first UK No.1 single with ‘Into The Groove’. The track was taken from the movie ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ which featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. ‘Into The Groove’ is Madonna’s best selling single in the UK, having sold over 850,000 copies.
Madonna became the first female artist to have three records in the British top-50 when “Into the Groove” entered the chart. “Holiday” and “Crazy For You” were the other two Madonna records on the British chart.
Tears for Fears let it all out and “Shout” resulted in a #1 song, taking over from “Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young. Sting had his first solo hit with “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” and Whitney Houston came in fourth with “You Give Good Love”.
Whitney Houston signed a recording contract with Arista Records for over $100 million.
Melissa Etheridge announced that after nine months, she was cancer free.
pop star Lady Gaga received a record 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards. (She won eight awards, sweeping every category she was nominated in).
https://globalnews.ca/news/8081756/megan-rapinoe-soccer-canada-loss-comments/amp/U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe faces backlash after ‘lose to Canada’ remark – National | Globalnews.ca“Obviously we never want to lose to Canada,” said Megan Rapinoe after her team’s ‘bitter’ loss to Canada at the Olympics soccer match.globalnews.ca
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https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/soccer/quinn-first-openly-transgender-nonbinary-athlete-medallist-1.6126845Canada’s Quinn to become 1st openly transgender, non-binary athlete to win Olympic medal | CBC SportsCanada’s appearance in soccer’s gold-medal match won’t be the only first for the team in Japan later this week. Quinn, a 25-year-old midfielder from Toronto, will become the first openly transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal.www.cbc.ca
https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/entertainment/2021/8/3/1_5532447.htmlMatt Damon credits his daughter for ending his use of homophobic slurMatt Damon has admitted that he just recently stopped using a homophobic slur because he’s learned about ‘changes in modern masculinity’ from his daughter.beta.ctvnews.ca
https://www.tamilguardian.com/content/sri-lanka-refuses-acknowledge-lgbt-rightsSri Lanka refuses to acknowledge LGBT rights | Tamil GuardianSpeaking to the media, Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella maintained that Sri Lanka does not legally recognise the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.www.tamilguardian.com
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