LGBTQ2 for September 11

Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes

1885, UK – D. H. Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) is born in Nottinghamshire, England. He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. A heavily censored abridgement of his book Lady Chatterley’s Lover was published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 1928. This edition was posthumously re-issued in paperback both by Signet Books and by Penguin Books in 1946.  Lawrence’s fascination with the theme of homosexuality, which is overtly manifested in Women in Love, could be related to his own sexual orientation.

The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code

1948 – Jewelle Gomez (born September 11, 1948) is an American author, poet, critic and playwright. She lived in New York City for 22 years, working in public television, theater, as well as philanthropy, before relocating to the West Coast. Her writing—fiction, poetry, essays and cultural criticism—has appeared in a wide variety of outlets, both feminist and mainstream. Her work often intersects and addresses multiple ethnicities as well as the ideals of lesbian/feminism and issues. She has been interviewed for several documentaries focused on LGBT rights and culture. She is currently employed as Director of Grants and Community Initiatives for Horizons Foundation,the oldest lesbian, gaybisexual and transgender foundation in the U.S. She formerly served as the President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission. She and her partner, Dr. Diane Sabin (born 1952), were among the litigants against the state of California suing for the right to legal marriage. Diane is the Executive Director of the Lesbian Health & Research Center (LHRC) at the University of California, San Francisco. Her early work was in production of lesbian musical performers as well as the San Francisco Pride stages.

1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex

September 11, 1956

Police are called to break up a crowd of rowdy teenagers following the showing of the film Rock Around The Clock at the Trocadero Cinema in London, England. The following day, The Times prints a reader’s letter that says in part: “The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self control.” The film is quickly banned in several English cities.

September 11, 1959

The U.S. Congress passed legislation authorizing the creation of food stamps.

The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30

1961 – KQED in San Francisco broadcasts The Rejected, the first made-for-television documentary about homosexuality on American television. The documentary was made for under $100 and features experts speaking about homosexuality from their various fields’ perspectives. Each expert dispels a negative stereotype in her or his segment, giving positive and normalizing view of homosexuality. The program is well received by viewers and critics. The Rejected was produced for KQEDby John W. Reavis. It was later syndicated to National Educational Television (NET) stations across the country. The 60-minute film received positive critical reviews.

1965

the USA LP Charts: the Soundtrack to “The Sound of Music” was fourth and Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” came in #7,

Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights

1971

Joan Baez had the #1 Easy Listening song again with “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.

September 11, 1975

Janis Ian is awarded her first Gold record for the album “Between The Lines”. The LP contains her biographical single “At Seventeen”, which was still climbing the charts and will peak in the US at number three.

1976: 

California Appeals court upholds lewd conduct convictions of two men arrested for “kissing in public” in a parked car at a freeway rest stop. Both are ordered to register as sex offenders.

Elton John & Kiki Dee’s multi-format smash “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1977

David Bowie and Bing Crosby filmed a duet version of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” for what turned out to be Crosby’s last television Christmas special. The recording of the song first appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” album. Released as a single, it has become a perennial holiday favorite. David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy.” The song appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” LP.

The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list

1982

Elton John rose to #1 on the AC chart with “Blue Eyes”.

On the LP Charts, at 9 Vacation from the Go-Go’s 

1987

Elton John’s “Greatest Hits Volume 3” was released.

90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism

1990

George Michael released his second solo album, the incredible Listen Without Prejudice.

1993 – The film And the Band Played On premieres. It was based on a 1987 book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts(August 8, 1951 – February 17, 1994). The book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting, specifically in the United States, to what was then perceived as a specifically gay disease. Shilts’ premise is that AIDS was allowed to happen: while the disease is caused by a biological agent, incompetence and apathy toward those initially affected allowed its spread to become much worse. The film stars Lily Tomlin, Richard Gere, Alan Alda, Matthew Modine, and Anjelica Houston. It was dedicated to notable people with AIDS and survivors of the epidemic.

1996

David Bowie’s single “Telling Lies” was released exclusively on the Internet, the first time a new single by a major artist was released exclusively online.

Sept 11, 2001

America experienced the worst terror event on home soil, with many LGBT who perished and their surviving partners not compensated or acknowledge as heteros were, some of us, were heros on that day.

Walking to work in New York (as an comic book illustrator) Gerard Way witnessed the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. The day’s events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming their lead singer.

Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”

2006

A study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people’s taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.

2011

87-year-old Doris Day became the oldest female artist ever to hit the U.K. Top Ten with an album of newly-released material when “My Heart” debuted at #9.

2018

A 1963 demo tape made by David Bowie and one of his early bands, The Konrads, sold at a UK auction for nearly 40,000 Pounds. The 18-minute recording was owned by the band’s drummer David Hadfield, who had discovered it in an old bread basket in his loft.

2021

https://msmagazine.com/2021/09/11/womens-suffrage-road-trip-lesbian-immigrant-suffragists-ingeborg-kindstedt-maria-kindberg-anne-b-gass/‘The Suffrage Road Trip’: A Tribute to Two Middle-Aged, Lesbian, Immigrant Suffragists – Ms. Magazinemsmagazine.com

https://fadmagazine.com/2021/09/10/barbara-hammer-tell-me-theres-a-lesbian-forever/Barbara Hammer, “Tell me there’s a lesbian forever…” – FAD MagazineBarbara Hammer, Available Space #2, 1978, Silver gelatin print, 5 x 7 in. Centring on a selection of works that demonstrate the range of Hammer’sfadmagazine.com

https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/optumhealth-launches-virtual-lgbtq-education-program-providersOptumHealth launches virtual LGBTQ education program for providersThe program will cover pronouns and terminology, the negative effects of implicit bias, stigma and discrimination, and health-related risks and disparities the LGBTQ community experiences.www.modernhealthcare.com

https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_d1a27356-127b-11ec-807f-2b6742cf10a7.htmlLGBTQ Center Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Rainbow Callout | Campus | purdueexponent.orgAngela Shadé, a drag queen, strutted across the stage, igniting the crowd by swinging her legs in the air.www.purdueexponent.org

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/ebay-onlyfans-trump-s-anti-sex-internet-crusade-silencing-lgbtq-ncna1278927From eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ cultureFrom eBay to OnlyFans, Trump’s anti-sex internet crusade is silencing LGBTQ culture — from leather magazines to lesbian archives to TikTok and social mediawww.nbcnews.com

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/hungary-says-it-won-t-repeal-anti-lgbtq-law-for-eu-pandemic-aid-1.1650561Hungary Says It Won’t Repeal Anti-LGBTQ Law for EU Pandemic Aid – BNN BloombergHungary won’t repeal a law that critics, including the European Union’s executive, say discriminates against the LGBTQ community, even if that’s the price of accessing billions of euros in pandemic aid, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.www.bnnbloomberg.ca

https://www.losangelesblade.com/2021/09/10/combating-lgbtq-stigma-in-africa/Combating LGBTQ stigma in AfricaActivists share their experiences with the Bladewww.losangelesblade.com

when white supremists seek to oppress and genocide, how polite do persons they target have to really be?

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/09/lauren-boebert-complains-joe-biden-isnt-nice-enough-unvaccinated-americans/?utm_source=LGBTQ+Nation+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2988371f11-20210910_LGBTQ_Nation_Daily_Brief&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4eab596bd-2988371f11-430855381Lauren Boebert complains that Joe Biden isn’t nice enough to unvaccinated Americans / LGBTQ NationRep. Lauren Boebert is OK with anti-LGBTQ job discrimination, but she draws the line at anti-unvaccinated job discrimination…www.lgbtqnation.com

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Today in LGBT History   by Ronni Sanlo

The Lavender Effect

Daily Elvis: September 11

August 5 for LGBTQ2

August 5, 1956

Doris Day was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be’, the singer actress’ second UK No.1 single. The Oscar-winning song was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, with Doris Day and James Stewart in the lead roles.

August 5, 1957

American Bandstand first aired on US TV. The program had been broadcast locally on Philadelphia station WFIL since 1952.  Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989;  when he was replaced by David Hirsch, but the program would be canceled five months later. .  The first record Clark played on the network debut show was “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly and his first guests were The Chordettes. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including ABBA,  The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.

August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe dies of a barbiturate overdose at age 36 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Musically, she’s known for an iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

1965

Sonny & Cher made their British debut at the 100 Club in London.

August 5, 1972

A Rock and Roll revival concert is held at Wembley Stadium near London, featuring Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Billy Fury, Bill Haley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The crowd is made up of mostly greasers, Teddy Boys and trouble makers who disrupt the show and at one point, boo Little Richard off the stage.

1975

Drummer Sandy West and guitarist Joan Jett formed the first ever all female heavy rock band after being introduced by producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways released four studio albums, among its best known songs: ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Queens of Noise’ and a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Rock n Roll’.

1978

Donna Summer was still standing with “Last Dance” at 8 on the USA pop chart

1981

Olivia Newton-John was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1990

Madonna finished her Blond Ambition Tour at the Stade de L’Ouest in Nice, 
France.  The show was aired on HBO via a tape delay.

1996

It was reported that UK TV music show Top Of The Pops had hit rock bottom with it’s lowest audience ever – only two and a half million viewers. In its heyday the show attracted over 17 million viewers each week.

2005

A report by 560 UK undertakers revealed that bereaved families preferred Pop songs to Hymns at funerals. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler was the most requested song, along with Robbie Williams “Angels”, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind”. Among the most unusual songs played was Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”.

2021

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/08/04/vancouver-queer-film-festival-virtual/33rd Annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival going virtual – NEWS 1130www.citynews1130.com

https://www.themarysue.com/mercedes-lackey-valdemar-last-herald-mage-vanyel-adaptation/Fantasy’s First Openly Queer Hero Gets TV AdaptationI’ve been waiting all my life for an adaptation of author Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar fantasy novels. Now we may be getting Vanyel and ‘The Last Herald-Mage.’www.themarysue.com

https://hyperallergic.com/667295/gerda-wegener-erotic-illustrator-queer-vision-of-beauty/An Early 20th-Century Erotic Illustrator and Her Queer Vision of BeautyGerda Wegener’s works ranged from glamorous portraits of her partner to graphic illustrations of sex that celebrated women’s pleasure.hyperallergic.com

https://www.autostraddle.com/welcome-to-wait-is-this-a-date-a-new-autostraddle-podcast-about-queer-dating-you-never-knew-you-always-needed/“Wait, Is This a Date?”: A New Queer Podcast about Dating | AutostraddleAutostraddle writers Drew Gregory and Christina Tucker will guide you through queer dating conundrums because honestly, straight podcasts could never.www.autostraddle.com

only when both parties know it and want it to be, and there are words that end the question of

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/04/katherine-janness-murder-atlanta-serial-killer/Mayor addresses serial killer rumours following ‘gruesome’ murder of queer woman and her dogAnimal rights organisation PETA has doubled the reward for information on the murder of Katherine Janness, a queer woman who was stabbed to death alongsidewww.pinknews.co.uk

from representation to reality,

June 16 for LGBTQ2

1902

“The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

June 16, 1952

“Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” the English translation of a book in the Dutch language diary kept by Frank while she was in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, was first published in the U.S. and UK.

June 16, 1958

Doris Day released “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which became the last of her 20 Top 10 singles (six of them as a featured vocalist with the Les Brown band).

June 16, 1961

Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

June 16, 1962

The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1967The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw many of the leading Rock acts of the time appeared, and the first major US appearances: Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat, The Mamas and The Papas, The Grateful Dead, Eric Burdon and The Animals, The Association, Booker T. and The MGs, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, David Crosby and Steve Miller. John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas would later write, “San Francisco” (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) about the festival, which became a big hit for Scott McKenzie later in the year.


June 16, 1968
Santana, Steve Miller and Janis Joplin performed at the Fillmore West in San Francisco with proceeds going towards keeping the Matrix Club in San Francisco open.

e 16, 1972

David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.

1973

“Daniel” was down to 5 for Elton John

1979

1979

Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.  Sister Sledge and “We Are Family” reached #2 with “Ring My Bell” from Anita Ward third. 

1984

Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.

2004

The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths‘ frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls’ UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2021

so men have decided that feelings matter and the feelings that matter are transwomen’s feelings.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/university-head-says-free-speech-does-not-override-transgender-safety-20210615-p58171.htmlMelbourne University says frees speech does not override transgender rightsThe University of Melbourne is considering a gender affirmation policy that would prohibit public events or speech that could harm transgender people.www.theage.com.au

https://theconversation.com/the-debate-over-transgender-athletes-rights-is-testing-the-current-limits-of-science-and-the-law-162593The debate over transgender athletes’ rights is testing the current limits of science and the lawWith both sides claiming unfair discrimination, the science disputed and law contradictory, where do transgender athletes turn?theconversation.com

Drag Queens are misogamy…while Drag Kings celebrate the masculine

https://etcanada.com/news/792119/rupauls-drag-race-alum-laganja-estranja-comes-out-as-transgender/‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Alum Laganja Estranja Comes Out As Transgender | ETCanada.comLaganja Estranja is living as her true, unapologetic transgender self. Estranja, an alum from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6, came out as transgender in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. RELATED: Zackery Torres Announces They’re Transitioning https://www.instagram.com/p/CQJ98ZPr7Nv/ “There are so many other women around me who’ve inspired me to come forward today, and it’s because…etcanada.com

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/16/1007006637/gay-and-bisexual-men-are-now-allowed-to-donate-blood-in-england-scotland-and-walGay and Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In Most Of The U.K. : NPRThe shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections.www.npr.org

queerbaiting and gay for pay movies continue

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/06/review-luca-pixars-first-gay-movie-love-victorIs Luca Pixar’s First Gay Movie? Maybe | Vanity FairA summery coming-of-age fable might be laden with allegory, or not.www.vanityfair.com

https://www.out.com/pride/2021/6/15/lesbian-tiktokers-parents-had-best-reaction-her-coming-outThis Lesbian TikToker’s Parents Had Best Reaction to Her Coming Out“It’s supposed to look like the lesbian flag as part of my coming out to tell you guys that I’m gay,” the young woman says in the now viral video.www.out.com

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5dbyzx/lesbian-women-video-shamed-shaving-heads-philippinesOutrage After Lesbian Women Allegedly Shamed By Shaving Their Heads in PublicRights advocates called on the government to pass laws protecting the LGBTQ community in the Philippines after the video went viral.www.vice.com

June 1 for LGBTQ2

1921

Nelson Riddle is born in Oradell, New Jersey. He’ll become famous as the orchestrator and arranger behind countless hits for Capitol Records artists like Frank SinatraElla FitzgeraldDean MartinPeggy Lee, and – decades later – Linda Ronstadt.

1931

Noël Coward‘s classic “Mad Dogs And Englishmen” is performed for the first time in public by Beatrice Lillie in The Third Little Show at the Music Box Theatre, New York.

June 1, 1956

Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, “Whatever Will Be, Will Be” (Que Sera, Sera) entered the US charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay.

June 1, 1963

Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore‘s “It’s My Party” hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier.

June 1, 1967

David Bowie released his self titled debut studio album. Two singles were released from the album, ‘Rubber Band’ and ‘The Laughing Gnome’. The album’s failure cost Bowie his record contract with Deram Records who dropped him in April 1968.

1986

Wham! had #1 with “Everything She Wants”

1989

Cher released the comeback single “If I Could Turn Back Time”.

2015

Caitlyn Jenner, former OlympianBruce Jenner after gender transitioning, was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine

Tabbing Through the Tabloids: Bruce/Belinda Jenner

The Jenner Transition: From Butch to Cait

Dear Jenner: Return the Medals

Elvisworld: Gender and Jenner

Jenner: Costume, Caricature and Legit Commentary

Jenner is not a hero, but is in community

Romances: Linda Thompson

2018

Elton John ‘Put the Hours In’ to Get Noticed For Cocaine Use

Ultimate Classic Rock–May 31, 2020Bernie was one of the people who tried to tell me to stop doing drugs and I wouldn’t listen, but he stuck by me and never gave up on me.” John …Elton John Jokes About The ‘Herculean Effort’ He Put Into His …
ETCanada.com–May 30, 2020

Impersonators and soundalikes vs tributs

May 21 for LGBTQ2

1956

Doris Day released the single “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera).” The song was introduced in the Alfred Hitchcock film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” starring Day and James Stewart, which had premiered in New York City five days earlier.

While Doris Day was a heterosexual, her movies with Rock Hudson as well as Annie Get Your Gun, along with her support of Gays and Lesbians last century place her in queer cinema history

May 21, 1959

The musical “Gypsy,” based on the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and starring Ethel Merman and Jack Klugman, opened at New York’s Broadway Theater for 702 performances.

1966

On the USA LP Charts:   Color Me Barbra from Streisand was #6,

1979

Elton John started a tour of Russia, when he played the first of eight concerts making him the first Western star ever to do so. He was currently enjoying chart success back in the USA with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”, his first Top 10 hit in 2 1/2 years.

Donna Summer released the single “Bad Girls”.

1982

The Hacienda Club was opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live.

1983

David Bowie topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Let’s Dance”. It was also a #1 in the UK. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

1992

Icon Johnny Carson chose Bette Midler to be the one and only guest and his final guest of The Tonight Show on NBC-TV.  Carson then bid farewell to his million of fans the following night with just him on stage and clips of The Tonight Show highlights.

2000

Whitney Houston led the way on the U.K. Album chart with her Greatest Hits package.

2006

Madonna played the first of three sold out nights at The Los Angeles Forum in California, the first dates on her Confessions Tour. The 60-date tour grossed over $260 million, becoming the highest grossing tour ever for a female artist

2018

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Little Richard dies at 87

Little Richard, flamboyant rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dead at 87, pastor says.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll” whose piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour irrevocably …

Remembering Little Richard, a pop star like no other in the early days of rock and roll

Obituary: Little Richard, flamboyant singer who was a rock’n’roll legend

Richard Wayne Penniman, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born: 5 December 1932 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Died: 9 May 2020 in Tullahoma, …

From 1994: Little Richard looks back on his early career in Houston

This Houston Chronicle interview with Little Richard was originally published on March 26, 1994. The rock legend died today, May 9, at the age of 87. Rock ‘n’ …

Little Richard: Sexual Shaman and Embodiment of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Its Most Incendiary

Like Buddy Holly, who gets an unforgettable sex scene in Charles White’s biography ‘The Life and Times of Little Richard,’ Richard Penniman was a skyrocket.

Local fans of Little Richard share photos of the rock ‘n’ roll legend’s 2008 Avila Beach performance

may 13 in lgbtq2

, 1954

“Pajama Game” opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances

May 13, 1957

Jailhouse RockPrincipal photography began on the jailhouse dance sequence.

1974

Cher released the single “Dark Lady.”

May 13, 1977

Dolly Parton made her New York City debut with a performance at the Bottom Line. Olivia Newton-John, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, Candice Bergen, and John Belushi are among those in the audience.

1989

Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second solo No.1 ‘Hand On Your Heart.’

2019

Doris Day, who scored two Billboard Top Ten hits in 1956 with “Whatever Will Be Will Be” and “Everybody Loves A Lover”, passed away at the age of 97 after contracting pneumonia. Besides making nearly forty movies, she also recorded more than six hundred songs and nearly thirty albums. Along with four movies with Rock Hudson

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