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May 16 for LGBTQ2

1929

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

1946

The Irving Berlin musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,147 performances.

1990

Jim Henson, The Muppets creator who scored two US Top 30 hits with “Rubber Duckie” in 1970 and “Rainbow Connection” in 1979, died of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome at the age of 53.


LGBT culture | Muppet Wiki | Fandomhttps://muppet.fandom.com › wiki › LGBT_culture

LGBT culture describes the social paradigm by which lesbiangaybisexual, … described her character Darci from Muppets Tonight as an angry rocker lesbian.‎Sesame Street · ‎The Muppets · ‎Additional References · ‎Controversies
The Henson Company Reaffirms What We Already Knew …https://www.tor.com › 2012/07/24 › the-henson-compa…

Jul. 24, 2012 — In reply to the chain, the company’s CEO—Jim Henson’s daughter … and the Henson Company would be donated to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian …
The Muppets’ Gay Jokes Aren’t Offensive, Just Unfunnyhttps://www.advocate.com › commentary › 2015/10/22

Oct. 22, 2015 — The latest version of The Muppets attempts a modern, topical feel, but its LGBT humor falls flat.
Bert and Ernie – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Bert_and_Ernie

Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who appear together in numerous skits on the long-running … Sesame Street went on to clarify further, stating: No, Bert and Ernie aren’t gay — they’re ‘best friends. … San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
Bert and Ernie Do Not Have Sexual Orientation, Says ‘Sesame …https://abcnews.go.com › Politics › story

Aug. 11, 2011 — Online petition urged muppets to wed, creators respond on Facebook … to either marry Bert and Ernie or introduce a gay or lesbian character.
Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage | Reutershttps://www.reuters.com › article › us-media-muppets-c…

Jul. 23, 2012 — The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain … GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

2000

Britney Spears released her sophomore album, Oops!… I Did It Again. It included tracks like “Stronger” and “Lucky” as well as a cover of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a recording of “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know” co-written by Canada’s Shania Twain.

2013

George Michael suffered minor injuries in a strange incident in London. The pop star reportedly fell out of the passenger seat of a Range Rover.

2016

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor was found safe two days after being reported as missing in Chicago. Her brief disappearance came six just months after a similar incident in November 2015 when she posted a dire note on Facebook where she threatened to commit suicide. Recently, O’Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince’s longtime drug dealer, an accusation that resulted in a $5 million lawsuit from the late-night host.

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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.

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April 25, 1977
Natalie Cole guests on the musical variety special “Paul Anka – Music My Way.”

1978

Queen‘s single “We Are the Champions” was certified Platinum after reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the Billboard Hot 100

1985
Queen played the first of four nights at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Australia.

1987

Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles.

1994
Not only did Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys attack a TV cameraman, but he had the poor taste of doing it at memorial services for actor River Phoenix in the previous November. Horovitz was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for the incident on this date in history.

2003
Sinead O’Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire.

Singer/songwriter/pianist/civil rights activist Nina Simone was laid to rest in Carry-Le-Rouet, France. She had lived in France since 1992, and died there on April 21.

In this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, Madonna was 4th in the list with £227m, Elton John 7th with £170m.

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1967
the great Soundtrack to ‘The Sound of Music‘ was #8,

1972
Aretha Franklin had song #7 with “Day Dreaming”
A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done” from Sonny & Cher edged up to #9

1978

Song charts: Barry Manilow moved up # 3 to #with “Can’t Smile Without You”

on the LP charts: Even Now by Barry Manilow was #4 while Queen’s News Of the World was at #9 and Natalie Cole was at #10 with “Our Love”.

1989

Despite (or thanks to) a generous heaping of controversy over its video where she dances in front of burning crosses, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1 in the US as the album also lands at the top spot, where it stays for six weeks. It’s her third consecutive #1 album.

1994
LP Charts: Mariah Carey dropped to 9 with Music Box and The Coulour Of My Love from Celine Dion was at #10.

1999

Sinead O’Connor is ordained in Lourdes, France, as the first female priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a dissident Roman Catholic group.

2003

Madonna released her ninth studio album, “American Life.” Only days after Madonna tried to strike back at illegal sharing of songs from her “American Life” album by flooding the Internet with fake MP3s, her web site was hacked and real digital files of the songs were leaked.

2010

The Los Angeles coroner’s office ruled that the death of Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, was a suicide, after he jumped from an apartment building in February. Marie and Donny were soon at odds in the media regarding the mormon church vs queer people.

2021

https://pagesix.com/2021/04/22/ezra-furman-announces-shes-a-transgender-woman/Ezra Furman announces she’s a transgender womanMusician Ezra Furman announced on social media that she’s a transgender woman and a mother.pagesix.com