Elton John released the single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”.
Sister Sledge had the #2 song “We Are Family”
Anita Ward had #3 with “Ring My Bell”
Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual sitting at #4 on the lp charts
Madonna was on the cover of “Cosmopolitan” magazine.
George Michael received the Silver Clef Award for outstanding achievements to British
Elton John had his first UK solo No.1 single with ‘Sacrifice / Healing Hands’ after achieving over 50 previous UK hits and 6 chart toppers in the US.Music.
lp charts: at three Sinead O’Connor with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
The one hour stage musical Copacabana, based on the Barry Manilow song, opens in London, England at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it will play for 26 months.
Culture Club frontman Boy George was denied entry into the United States by US authorities who cited looming legal issues overseas. George was arrested in 2007 after a 28-year-old male escort from Norway accused the singer of false imprisonment and assault.
The Library of Congress announced the 25 recordings they were preserving for their cultural significance. Among them: “Tutti Frutti” (Little Richard), “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (Loretta Lynn), “Red Headed Stranger” (Willie Nelson), “Radio Free Europe” (R.E.M.), “The Band” (The Band), “Horses” (Patti Smith), “Dear Mama” (Tupac Shakur) and the 1923 recording “Canal Street Blues” by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band for epitomizing the sound of New Orleans.
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canadian-lawmakers-pass-bill-criminalizing-lgbt-conversion-therapy-2021-06-22/Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy | ReutersCanada’s House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised to ban the practice during an unveiling of its election platform in 2019.www.reuters.com
meanwhile Europe: Lest We Forget, eh
https://www.voanews.com/europe/eu-chief-vows-action-against-hungarys-anti-lgbt-measureEU Chief Vows Action Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBT Measure | Voice of America – EnglishEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday slammed an anti-LGBT measure passed by Hungary’s Parliament as “a shame” that goes against the fundamental values of the European Union.
FILE – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks in Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2021.The bill, approved last week by Hungary’s right-wing ruling coalition in Parliament, would ban any educational programs, advertisements, books, movies or television programs depicting homosexuality or other gender minorities in a positive light.Show Morewww.voanews.com
when oppression is a public moral…
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/polish-education-minister-says-lgbt-march-insult-to-public-moralityPolish education minister says LGBT march ‘insult to public morality’ | National PostWARSAW — Poland’s education minister said on Wednesday a march held in support of equal rights for LGBT people was an “insult to public morality” and…nationalpost.com