August 13 1952
The original version of “Hound Dog” was recorded by Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton – her version being a woman telling off a cheating man, while Elvis’ version would be the man telling himself. Thorton’s recording would top the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks, selling nearly two million copies.
August 13, 1955
Due to the large number of Pop hits which are remakes of R&B hits, Savoy Records announces that those wanting to record cover versions of songs must obtain permission from the US copyright office.
The Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was nine on the pop chart
August 13, 1967
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Joan Baez to perform at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, because of her opposition to the Vietnam War. Baez responded with a performance at a free concert at the base of the Washington Monument
Barbra Streisand still had the #1 AC hit for a third week–“My Heart Belongs To Me” – which dropped from 4 to 6 on the pop charts
Major American record companies including CBS Atlantic and Warner Brothers all made staff cut-backs as the industry plunged into ‘the worst shape in its history’. In response to plummeting record sales (which the industry blames on the sale of blank cassette tapes), major labels CBS, Atlantic, and Warner Brothers announce a series of major staff cuts.
The music tech shifts: recorded music, radio broadcast music Blank cassette, recordable cds. music broadcast channels and the internet change music distribution
The genderfuck era
The Eurythmics were at number two with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”
the Human League were at 10 with “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”.
Whitney Houston released her single “Saving All My Love For You”.
The debut from Tracy Chapman remained at 4
George Michael released the single “Praying For Time” from his great album Listen Without Prejudice.
Lisa Marie Presley performed on “Live with Regis and Kelly.
‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams was voted the best single which should have been a No.1 but never was, in a poll for VH1. The ballad, which reached No.4 in December 1997, beat Savage Garden’s ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ and Aerosmith’s ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing.’ Other songs said to have deserved a No.1 included Madonna with ‘Ray of Light’, ‘Beautiful Stranger’, ‘Crazy For You’ and ‘Material Girl’, Bon Jovi with ‘Always’ and Oasis with ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Live Forever’. Sir Cliff Richard’s hit ‘Millennium Prayer’ was voted the worst No.1 single of all time.
At the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Björk wears a dress that unfurls about 10,000 feet of fabric, which is stretched to cover the viewing area where a world map is then projected. All of this takes place while she sings “Oceania.”
David Bowie makes a posthumous appearance in the TV series Twin Peaks: The Return. The late singer, who made a cameo appearance as a deranged FBI agent in the cult classic’s 1991 prequel, Fire Walk With Me, was supposed to return for the show’s revival but died before filming. Director David Lynch used archive footage from the movie to bring Bowie to life in the episode.
this is not a new problem, the Vancouver paper Angles (1980 – 2004) it was the gay male personal ads that caused the resistance to venues being drop off points
partly the fetish of race or the bigotry of not dating across ethnicity or only certain ones
https://theconversation.com/how-gay-men-justify-their-racism-on-grindr-164208How gay men justify their racism on GrindrWhen gay men were confronted about writing ‘no Blacks’ or ‘no Latinos’ on their profiles, many of them became defensive.theconversation.com
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210813-taiwan-macau-gay-couple-wed-after-landmark-legal-winTaiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal win – France 24Taiwan-Macau gay couple wed after landmark legal winwww.france24.com
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/08/10627968/lil-nas-x-interview-gay-icon-and-trap-of-fameLil Nas X’s Variety Interview On Being A Gay IconLil Nas X graced the cover of Variety’s 2021 Power of Young Hollywood and talked being a gay icon and the dangers of homophobiawww.refinery29.com
https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1008238/moviegoers-divided-over-invisible-gay-cast-in-upcoming-summerMoviegoers Divided Over ‘Invisible’ Gay Cast in ‘Upcoming Summer’The teen romance has become a box office hit, but many viewers are questioning if the movie hid an LGBT character in plain view.www.sixthtone.com
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-romeo-is-a-woman-in-the-israeli-opera-s-lesbian-version-of-romeo-and-juliet-1.10104551Lesbian plot twist for Romeo and Juliet: The Israeli Opera’s surprise new staging – Israel News – Haaretz.comWherefore art thou Romeo? In a dramatic change to one of the best known love stories in Western culture, the Israel Opera is staging a lesbian production of Bellini’s ‘The Capulets and the Montagues’www.haaretz.com
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/music/478754-why-i-cant-stop-being-a-lesbian-ybnl-princess.htmlWhy I can’t stop being a lesbian – YBNL Princess | Premium Times Nigeria“When my family members remind me that I’ll be 25 this year, hoping that my lesbian phase has passed and I can bring a man home, no dear, I will be bringing a woman home.”www.premiumtimesng.com
https://www.autostraddle.com/what-is-up-with-these-vaguely-lesbian-mean-teens-on-white-lotus/What Is Up With These Vaguely Lesbian Mean Teens on “White Lotus”? | Autostraddle“Targeting the love interests of your queer crush is a very young and chaotic bisexual move (apologies to the queer crushes of my youth).”www.autostraddle.com
robin not gay? curious
https://www.thewrap.com/kimmel-louis-virtel-bisexual-robin/‘Kimmel’ Writer Louis Virtel Wonders What’s Next for Bisexual Batman Sidekick (Video)Will Batman sidekick “make the mistake of spending $500 to see Madonna in concert even though she never performs ‘Lucky Star’ anymore?”www.thewrap.com
https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/web-series/bigg-boss-ott-s-moose-jattana-comes-out-as-bisexual-more-attracted-to-boys-but-would-like-to-marry-a-girl-101628767969756.htmlBigg Boss OTT’s Moose Jattana comes out as bisexual: ‘More attracted to boys but would like to marry a girl’ | Web Series – Hindustan TimesMoose Jattana has come out as bisexual on the latest episode of Bigg Boss OTT. Here’s who she is and what she’s said. | Web Serieswww.hindustantimes.com
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/11/threesome-gay-bisexual-parents/Bisexual man admits to having threesome with boyfriend’s parentsA gay man was left “mortified” after he discovered that his parents had a threesome with his bisexual boyfriend.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.towleroad.com/2021/08/canada-trans-pastor-lawsuit/Canada Transgender Pastor Sues Former Church For Being Fired After Coming Out During Pride Month Sermon – Towleroad Gay NewsA Canada transgender pastor is suing her former church for wrongful termination on the basis of discrimination after being fired shortly after coming outwww.towleroad.com
one more reason why religion should not be embraced by LGBTQ2
besides the zero evidence for religion
the social oppression of heterosexual women and LGBTQ2
atheist is the safe word