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Queers and Allies for April 8


Lesley Gore performed “California Nights” on “American Bandstand.”


Madonna had the #1 song for a seventh and final week with “Take A Bow”.

The concert special “Cher: The Farewell Tour” aired on NBC-TV.

Lisa Marie Presley’s debut album “To Whom It May Concern” was released.


People magazine reported that Barry Manilow secretly married his manager, Garry Kief, sometime during 2014. The publication’s sources said that Barry and Garry invited “20 to 30 guests” to Manilow’s Palm Springs house under the guise of a luncheon, which turned out to be a wedding ceremony.


Bruce Springsteen canceled a concert in Greensboro, North Carolina to protest the state’s passing of the controversial Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. Also known as the “bathroom bill”, the Act said that transgender people must use rest rooms associated with the sex noted on their birth certificate.


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Janis Joplin was at No.1 on the US album charts with the posthumously released Pearl. The album features the No.1 hit ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster on which she played acoustic guitar.

k.d. lang made her Los Angeles debut at the Roxy nightclub.


Whitney Houston reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

Country music singer Wynonna Judd began her first solo tour in Midland, Texas. Her mother Naomi left their Grammy-winning duo several months earlier when she was forced into retirement because of liver disease. She recovered after treatment.

Lee Anderson Minnelli sued her stepdaughter Liza Minnelli for elder abuse and breach of contract. The claim was filed based on the will of Vincente Minnelli.

Elton John appeared on TV’s Saturday Night Live where he and Leon Russell performed a couple of songs together. He also joked about being gay, performing at the royal wedding and being a new father.

2021 Nas X calls out the “crying nerds on the internet” who got his Satan shoes canceled / LGBTQ Nation“They have so much power they can get shoes cancelled. Freedom of expression gone out the window…