queer for april 28


April 28, 1956
Little Richard earned a third week at #1 on the R&B chart with “Long Tall Sally”.

April 28, 1965
Barbara Streisand‘s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.


1968

The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.


1973

the Soundtrack to “Lady Sings the Blues” by Diana Ross falling to #8,


April 28, 1974
Olivia Newton-John released the single that would jump-start her career–“I Honestly Love You”.


1978
Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again” album was certified Platinum.


1979

Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.


1980
Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”.


1990

Sinead O’Connor remained at #1 with “Nothing Compares 2 (sic) U (sic)”.

1994
Lisa Marie Presley announced her separation from first husband Danny Keough after 5½ years of marriage and two children. The divorce became final eight days later. Lisa Marie would soon be married to Michael Jackson.


2004
George Michael was named as the most-played artist on British radio over the previous two decades.

queer for april 21

queer for april 21

1970

Elton John’s newly-created trio, with Dee Murray on bass and drummer Niggel Olsson, made their live performance debut when they opened for Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Roundhouse in London. Spooky Tooth, Jackie Lomax, and Heavy Jelly were also on the bill.

April 21, 1973

LP charts: The previous #1, Lady Sings the Blues by Diana Ross from the Soundtrack to the movie of the same name, fell to #2. Elton John slipped to #8 after a long run in the upper part of the list with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player,

April 21, 1976
Women Against Violence Against Women called for a boycott of all Warner Communications albums because of the promotional campaign for The Rolling Stones’new album Black and Blue. The album was being promoted with a controversial advertising campaign that depicted the model Anita Russell, bruised and bound, under the phrase ‘I’m Black and Blue from the Rolling Stones – and I love it!’

1977
“Annie” opened on Broadway.

1979
song chart: Gloria Gaynor held at #2 with her former #1 “I Will Survive”. Suzi Quatro teamed with Chris Norman for the #7 song “Stumblin’ In”,

lp chart: Love Tracks by Gloria Gaynor fell to #10.

1984

song charts: “Miss Me Blind” by Culture Club at #5, Rockwell was at 7 with “Somebody’s Watching Me and the Eurythmics had #9 with “Here Comes The Rain Again”

1990
Sinead O’Connor was at song#1 “Nothing Compares To You” reached #1 for Sinead O’Connor; it was also #1 in 18 other countries. and LP #2 with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

2003
Singer (I Loves You Porgy)/songwriter/pianist/arranger/civil rights activist Nina Simone died of breast cancer at age 70.

2010

Elton John made an appearance on American Idol‘s Idol Gives Back, where he seemed to struggle vocally to get through his 1970 composition “Your Song”. Also appearing were Jeff Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood.

2016
After a Saturday Night Live skit parodied his latest film, God’s Not Dead 2, Pat Boone asserted that SNL is hostile towards Christians.

Appearing on the Glenn Beck radio show, Boone said “I’d like to ask Lorne Michaels: If somebody did a funny sketch and portrayed his mother as a diseased whore, would he find that funny, or would there be some limit to what he and the show can ridicule?”

nina notes: religion is not entitled to be mock free, blasphemy is duty where not punishable by death. and mocking an idea is not the same as insulting anyone’s mother, while religion is an insult to women and LGBTQ2.

2021

Lil Naz X and Satan shoes

https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/from-controversy-around-lil-nas-x-s-satan-shoes-to-lgbt-stars-earning-glaad-awards-this-week-in-lgbt-entertainment.htmlFrom Controversy Around Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ to LGBT Stars Earning GLAAD Awards, This Week in LGBT Entertainment | National | News | SFGN ArticlesSouth Florida Gay News, SFGN, Florida’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newspaper.southfloridagaynews.com

queer for march 27

1973
Liza Minnelli wins an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Cabaret, beating out Diana Ross, who starred in Lady Sings The Blues.

March 27, 1990

k.d. lang’s “Absolute Torch And Twang” album was certified Gold.

1995

Elton John and Tim Rice win the Oscar for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture for “Can You Feel The Love” from The Lion King.
March 27, 2006

Former Village People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from an ongoing drug and gun trial. Police had charged Willis with being in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in July 2005. He would later be sentenced to three years’ probation after he agreed to enter a treatment program.

2012

David Bowie’s landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Former Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars and restaurants.

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