April 19, 1824
Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.
Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.
While in New York, David Bowie sees Todd Rundgren’s band Utopia at Carnegie Hall, and attends the aftershow party.
Elton John fired bassist Dee Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson, but, brought them both back in 1980.
Elton John ruled the charts with “Philadelphia Freedom”,
Patti Smith released the single “Because the Night.”
Whitney Houston dominated the Album chart, spending a ninth week (out of 14) at #1 with her self-titled debut.
George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ by Stevie Wonder), which was written, sung, played, arranged and produced by the same person.
Britain’s Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against Price Waterhouse Coopers.
The White House refused to comment on a campaign to deport Justin Bieber from the US. Around 275,000 people had signed a petition on its website calling for the Canadian singer to be removed from the country. The campaign had been set up in January of this year when the 20-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink and drug-driving and illegal drag racing.
Bieber has suggest he is bisexual, but is probably queerbaiting. Which shows how the qmunity is a market niche less marginalized than previous century/decades.