queer for april 6
Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) made his first U.S. concert appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Mair Hall in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Celline Dion released the single “If You Asked Me To” in Canada and the United States. She released the song in June in the U.K.
Celine Dion remained at #1 for a third week with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey debuted at #2 with “Always Be My Baby”
Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on the CBS-TV sitcom “Murphy Brown.”
Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. In January 1981 police in Milwaukee arrested her for simulating sex on stage, later that same year in Cleveland, Ohio Williams was acquitted of an obscenity charge for simulating sex on stage wearing only shaving cream.
An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Avril Lavigne won four Juno Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year. Shania Twain won three statues including Best Artist of the Year.
Following his death in January, fans pushed six David Bowie albums into the UK Top 40, three of which made the Top 10.