may 28 for lgbtq2

1966

on the LP charts:  My Name Is Barbra from Streisand at 6 with the Soundtrack to “Mary Poppins” at #8,

1983

More than 670,000 fans attended the four-day US Festival ’83 in California, sponsored by Steve Wozniak. Among the 35 acts that performed were U2, David Bowie, Van Halen, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, the Clash, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Emmylou Harris, the Stray Cats, Berlin, INXS, and Men At Work. The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money, simply because he “really loves him.”

David Bowie was at #2 with “Let’s Dance”, at 5  Thomas Dolby’s only hit “She Blinded Me With Science adn mvoing to 8 the Culture Club moving up with “Time (Clock of the Heart)”,

1987

Whitney Houston released her second studio album, “Whitney,” in Canada. It was issued in the U.S. five days later.

1988

Elton John and Bernie Taupin won an Ivor Novello Award for their tribute to Princess Diana–“Candle in the Wind ’97”.

Faith by George Michael was #1 for a ninth week on the Album chart but the former #1 “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack held strong at #2.

Another song from the album Faith reached #1 as “One More Try” got the honor for George Michael.

2000

Britney Spears was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’. The singer’s second album also reached No.1 in thirteen other countries and has now sold over 20m copies.

2003

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown visited Israel, where they met premier Ariel Sharon.

2021

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japan-ruling-party-abandons-LGBT-bill-as-consensus-failsJapan ruling party abandons LGBT bill as consensus fails – Nikkei AsiaTOKYO — Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Friday gave up on legislation to promote public awareness of sexual minorities, proving unable toasia.nikkei.com

recognition of human rights + being a market niche = voter block power

rainbow capitalism hits peak

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/27/new-kelloggs-lgbt-themed-cereal-features-preferred-pronouns-on-box/Kellogg’s LGBT-Themed Cereal Features Preferred Pronouns on Box“Boxes are for cereal, not people,” Kellogg’s insists about its new Together With Pride cereal.www.dailysignal.com

queer for april 30


April 30, 1957

Elvis Presley recorded “Jailhouse Rock” arguably the first gay/bisexual rock n roll number 1 song.

1966

Cher “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was #7
1977

Natalie Cole’s biggest hit, “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, at 9
1983

David Bowie with “Let’s Dance at 6 at at 8 Thomas Dolby had “She Blinded Me With Science”
1987
Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita” became her 11th consecutive Top Five single.
1988

Canadian 20 year old Celine Dion helps Switzerland win its first ever Eurovision Song Contest with her rendition of “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”.
1992
Madonna’s bustier was stolen from Fredrick’s Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
1993
Elton John’s single “Simple Life” entered Billboard‘s Top 40, breaking Elvis Presley’s longstanding record with 24 consecutive years of Top 40 hits.
1997
An estimated 42 million viewers were tuned in as ABC-TV aired the “coming out” episode of the sitcom “Ellen,” in which the title character, played by Ellen DeGeneres, admitted she was a lesbian.
1999
The three former members of Spandau Ballet lost a court case against band songwriter Gary Kemp. They had claimed they were owed £1 million in lost royalties. The Judge said he had become a fan of the bands during the case.
2003
Madonna was #1 on the Album chart with American Life.

queer for april 23

1956
Liberace meets Elvis Presley

1966
Cher’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” coming in at #3

April 23, 1977
Joan Jett, with Blondie as her opening act, appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Thelma Houston’s disco plea “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” originally recorded by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes in 1975, hits #1 in America.

song chart at #6 , Natalie Cole edged up one with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind; Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” moved back up to #7,

LP chart: The Soundtrack to ‘A Star Is Born’” would have to settle for #3 , This One’s For You by Barry Manilow at #6 and Unpredictable from Natalie Cole at #8

1979
ABBA released the album Voulez-Vous.

1983
David Bowie moved into the Top 10 with “Let’s Dance” and Thomas Dolby was at #10 with “She Blinded Me With Science”.

David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’

1985
Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.

1988
Whitney Houston topped the pop charts with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” while setting a record for most consecutive #1 singles. It was her seventh, beating out both the Bee Gees and the Beatles, who each had six in a row. (Houston’s record was partly because Elvis Presley’s run of #1 from 1956 through 1957 stopping being counted. )

The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack was at #1 on the U.S. Album chart – with More Dirty Dancing from the movie at #3, George Michael’s Faith at #4

The movie soundtrack had a gay band The Blow Monkeys covering Lesbian Leslie Gore’s You Don’t Own Me

1991

Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose. He renamed himself Johnny Thunders, after a comic book of the same name. The influential New York Dolls formed in 1972 and made just two albums. A teenage Morrissey acted as president of the UK branch of the New York Dolls fan club. Formed The Heartbreakers with Dolls drummer Jerry Nolan, and Television bassist Richard Hell.

1995

Little Richard performed at the opening of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Amusement Park in Pigeon Falls, TN.

queer for april 6

queer for april 6

1984

Thomas Dolby (“She Blinded Me With Science”) made his first U.S. concert appearance at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center – Mair Hall in Poughkeepsie, New York.

1992

Celline Dion released the single “If You Asked Me To” in Canada and the United States. She released the song in June in the U.K.

1996
Celine Dion remained at #1 for a third week with “Because You Loved Me”. Mariah Carey debuted at #2 with “Always Be My Baby”

1998
Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Fabian and Lesley Gore appeared on the CBS-TV sitcom “Murphy Brown.”

Wendy O. Williams former singer of The Plasmatics died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Williams was known for her wild stage theatrics which included blowing up equipment, near nudity and chain-sawing guitars. In January 1981 police in Milwaukee arrested her for simulating sex on stage, later that same year in Cleveland, Ohio Williams was acquitted of an obscenity charge for simulating sex on stage wearing only shaving cream.

2000
An all-star tribute to Joni Mitchell was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City featuring performances by Elton John, Bryan Adams, Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, k.d. Lang, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

2003

Avril Lavigne won four Juno Awards including Album of the Year and Best New Artist of the Year. Shania Twain won three statues including Best Artist of the Year.

2016
Following his death in January, fans pushed six David Bowie albums into the UK Top 40, three of which made the Top 10.

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