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Queers, maybe queers and allies for April 15

1927

Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, “Flivver Ten Million.”

1967

Aretha Franklin prevailed for a fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart with “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”.

1968
Aretha Franklin recorded “Think” at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.

1972
Aretha Franklin had #9 with “Day Dreaming” and Sonny & Cher came in at #10 with “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done”.

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones performed at a benefit for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

1978
, Barry Manilow at #4 with “Can’t Smile Without You”, and Natalie Cole at 10 with “Our Love”.

1984
Rockwell ‘s “Somebody’s Watching Me” dropped to number three – “Against All Odds” Phil Collins at two and Kenny Loggins had the top song in the land for a third week with “Footloose”.

1987

Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)
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992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.

2010
After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.

Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.

2019
Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 mega-hit ‘Physical’ has been named Billboard’s No. 1 hit of the ’80s

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Happy Greta Garbo Death Day

Greta Garbo wanted to be left alone by others, her infamous quote misunderstood owing to grammar and her accent. “I want to be let alone.” rather than “I vant to be alone”

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. 

(Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)