queer for april 30


April 30, 1957

Elvis Presley recorded “Jailhouse Rock” arguably the first gay/bisexual rock n roll number 1 song.

1966

Cher “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was #7
1977

Natalie Cole’s biggest hit, “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, at 9
1983

David Bowie with “Let’s Dance at 6 at at 8 Thomas Dolby had “She Blinded Me With Science”
1987
Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.
1988

Canadian 20 year old Celine Dion helps Switzerland win its first ever Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
1992
Madonna’s bustier was stolen from Fredrick’s Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
1993
Elton John’s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.
1997
An estimated 42 million viewers were tuned in as ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the sitcom “Ellen,” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she was a lesbian.
1999
The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
2003
Madonna was #1 on the Album chart with American Life.

queer fro april 27

queer for april 27
April 27, 1667
Poet John Milton, blind and impoverished, sold the copyright for his epic poem “Paradise Lost” for £10
April 27, 1957
Little Richard took over at #1 on the R&B chart with his classic “Lucille”.
1958On CBS-TV’s “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Everly Brothers sang “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” which two weeks later went to #1 on the singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. Teresa Brewer, Sal Mineo, Georgia Gibbs, and Jack Carter also performed on the program.
April 27, 1970
Elton John released his first single–“Border Song”.
April 27, 1976
David Bowie was detained at the border between Poland and Russia while customs officials confiscated some Nazi memorabilia he had collected. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.
1980
Three years and a day after opening its doors, New York’s legendary Studio 54 was closed for liquor license violations. Several months earlier, owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were jailed for tax evasion. The club would reopened under new management in 1981.
1985 Madonna was at #2 with “Crazy For You”
1990
homophobe and probable closet case Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) married Erin Everly. The marriage lasted for 27 days.
1993
Aretha Franklin’s first TV special was taped at New York’s Nederlander Theater and featured duets with Bonnie Raitt on “Since You’ve Been Gone,” and “Natural Woman” with Raitt and Gloria Estefan. Also performing were Smokey Robinson (singing a duet with Aretha on “Just to See Her”) and Elton John.
1996
Celine Dion could not be budged from the #1 position with “Because You Loved Me”, which scored a sixth straight week at #1. Mariah Carey was #2 with “Always Be My Baby”, and Alanis Morissette remained at #4 with “Ironic”.
2000
Vicki Sue Robinson, who scored the US Top 10 Disco hit “Turn The Beat Around” in 1976, died of cancer at the age of 46.
2003
Madonna went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘American Life’, the singers eighth No.1 album. Also a US No.1 album.
2004
Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”
2008
Vanity Fair caused a stir when it published a photo of a supposedly topless 15-year-old Miley Cyrus holding a sheet against her chest. Cyrus was quoted in a statement as saying she was “embarrassed” by the photo. “I apologize to my fans,” she said. But, 10 years later, Cyrus tweeted about the scandal: “IM NOT SORRY.”
2017
on ebay – “Miss Elvis Presley” the most obscure and rarest Books – set of 21. hand illustrated 1950s vernacular gay chap books!!

queer (and allies) for april 7

1967
Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.

1979
#1 “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor,

1984
#2 “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

#4 “Here Comes The Rain Again” by the Eurythmics

1985

Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing. Several solo performers had played China before.

Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.

1990
Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White, a boy with AIDS who died a day later.

1998

George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; “I was followed into the restroom and this cop – well, I didn’t know he was a cop at the time obviously started playing this game. I think it’s called – I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I’m gonna nick you!” The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a “lewd act.”

1999

Shania Twain became the first female to sell 10 million copies of back-to-back albums (The Woman in Me and Come On Over). (Note: some websites state that this occurred on April 11. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified Come On Over at 10 million on April 7.)

2002
Celine Dion had a huge #1 album with A New Day Has Come .

2008

Olivia Newton-John began a 21-day, 141-mile walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for breast cancer research.

2010

Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital after suffering a respiratory infection. She called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

2016
The final episode of the final season of “American Idol” was aired. the show would have had many lgbtq2 contestants with Adam Lampert being the most famous.

queer for march 31

queer for March 31

1983
Rockwell ruled for a fifth week on the R&B chart with “Somebody’s Watching Me”.

1990
David Bowie hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Changes Bowie.

1991
Whitney Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Norfolk Naval Air Station for American soldiers returning from the Gulf War. Her recording of the anthem sold more than 750,000 records in only nine days.

1995
Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, a lesbian. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.

2002
Celine Dion began the first of four weeks at the top of the U.K. Album chart with A New Day Has Come.

2010
Cher’s first child, Chaz Bono, asked a judge to formally change his name and gender following the sex change surgery he had last year. The 41-year-old, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, became Chaz Salvatore according to a petition filed in Los Angeles. Salvatore was his father Sonny Bono’s real first name.

queer for March 26

March 26, 1973
Elton John released the single “Daniel”.

March 26, 1975
The movie musical “Tommy,” based on the Who album of that name, premiered in London, starring Who singer Roger Daltrey in the title role, Ann-Margret, Jack Nicholson, Elton John, and Tina Turner.

1995
An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

2002

Celine Dion released the album A New Day Has Come.

March 26, 2012

Madonna released the album MDNA

queers n music for feb 21

queer music for feb 21

1981
Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Pop Chart with her own composition, “9 to 5”. The record reached #47 in the UK.

Prince appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Party Up.” It was his first appearance on the show.

1998
Celine Dion went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘My Heart Will Go On’. The song was the theme from the movie Titanic. The world’s best selling single of 1998.

2002
Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured group’s. He said ‘There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It’s just fodder.’

2011
Boy George revealed a Culture Club 30th anniversary album and tour plans for 2012.

2012
Five members of the Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior where their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled “Punk Prayer – Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!” The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader’s support for Putin during his election campaign. The following month, three of the group members were arrested and charged with hooliganism and were were held in custody until their trial began in late July when the three members were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”, and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

2020
ELVIS PRESLEY’S Heartbreak Hotel has been covered in a surprise live performance by Queen and Adam Lambert during their Rhapsody tour.

queer music by and inclusive of for Feb 14, 2021

February 14, 1956
Actor Tab Hunter receives over 62,000 Valentines from a large following of female fans. A year later, he would have his first hit record with “Young Love”. His Heartthrob Status faded, and in the 1970s, he would make Jon Waters movies and later come out as gay, exposing the sexual oppression in Hollywood.

February 14, 1973
A male fan tries to kiss David Bowie, who was wearing a white dress during his Valentine’s Day show at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. Which David Bowie collapsed at the end of, reportedly from exhaustion.

1974
Rolling Stone reported that David Bowie had turned down a Gay Liberation group who asked him to compose the “world’s first Gay National Anthem.”

February 14, 1977
US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.

1981
ABBA continued to have the #1 Adult Contemporary song with the fantastic “The Winner Takes It All”.

1984

Rod Stewart and Olivia Newton-John are among the guests at Elton John‘s marriage to studio engineer, Renate Blauel, in Sydney, Australia. The couple stayed together for four years, although John later admitted he knew he was homosexual before the marriage.

1985

Whitney Houston’s self titled debut album is released by Arista Records on Valentine’s Day. The LP will produce four giant Billboard hits, “You Give Good Love” (#3), “Saving All My Love For You” (#1), “How Will I Know” (#1), and “Greatest Love Of All” (#1).

1998

Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ set a new recorded for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.

Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

1999
Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV Elton John did a version of “Your Song” on an episode titled “I’m With Cupid.”

The “Titanic” Soundtrack was the #1 album for the fourth straight week. Celine Dion was a solid #2 with Let’s Talk About Love. Listeners couldn’t get enough of the song “My Heart Will Go On”, which was on both albums.

2001

“Timeless–Live in Concert,” winner of four Emmy Awards and billed as Barbra Streisand‘s farewell concert, aired on Fox-TV.

2012

Whitney Houston, whose majestic voice helped her place 32 songs on the Billboard Pop chart between 1985 and 2001, passed away at the age of 48. Daughter of Cissy Houston of The Sweet Inspirations.

2015
Lady Gaga got engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!,” she captioned a photo of a heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram two days later. They split up in 2016.

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