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.
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”
homophobe and probable closet case Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses) married Erin Everly. The marriage lasted for 27 days.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Elton John publicly responded to the home audience rejection of Jennifer Hudson on TV’s “American Idol,” declaring the call-in voters “incredibly racist.”
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.”
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queer for april 27