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 19


April 19, 1824
Poet George Gordon Byron, known as Lord Byron, died of fever at 36.


1969
Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.


1974

While in New York, David Bowie sees Todd Rundgren’s band Utopia at Carnegie Hall, and attends the aftershow party.


1975

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”,


1978
Patti Smith released the single “Because the Night.”


1986

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.


2000

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.


2014
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.

queer for april 17


1971

Janis Joplin was at 7 with her former #1 “Me And Bobby McGee”,

Little Richard and the Platters guested on ABC-TV’s “American Bandstand.”


1972
Elton John released the single “Rocket Man.”


1976

Queen had song #9 with the classic “Bohemian Rhapsody


1982

“I Love Rock ‘N Roll”, Joan Jett’s musical declaration, spent a fifth out of seven weeks at #1. The Go-Go’s remained at #2 with “We Got The Beat”, : Olivia Newton John had #5 with “Make A Move On Me”


1992
The “Bodyguard Soundtrack” was the #1 album on this date, one of 20 weeks it ruled the Album charts


1993
David Bowie went to the top of the UK album chart with “Black Tie, White Noise”, his eighth UK #1 LP.


2004
At the Icons of 20th Century Music auction held in Dallas, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s song writing piano went for $140,000.

queer for april 16


1974

At Regis College in Denver, Queen gave their first U.S. concert.

1977
ABBA fell from #1 to #6 with “Dancing Queen”, Natalie Cole was at 7 with “I’ve Got Love On My Mind”, Barbra Streisand was at #8 with “Evergreen”,

1983
“Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” by Culture Club at #10

1988

Whitney Houston’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” prevailed for the third week atop the Adult Contemporary chart but dropped to #3 on the pop chart.

1990

More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert. Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, Simple Minds, and others took part in “Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa,” an “international reception” for the civil-rights leader, who had just been released from a 27-year prison sentence.

1997

Elton John was awarded an honorary membership to Britain’s Royal Academy of Music.

2008

Barbra Streisand donated $5 million for the establishment of a women’s heart education and research program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Queers, maybe queers and allies for April 15

1927

Serge Koussevitsky directed the Boston Symphony in the first performance of Frederick Converse’s symphony, “Flivver Ten Million.”

1967

Aretha Franklin prevailed for a fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart with “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”.

1968
Aretha Franklin recorded “Think” at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City.

1972
Aretha Franklin had #9 with “Day Dreaming” and Sonny & Cher came in at #10 with “A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done”.

Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King and Quincy Jones performed at a benefit for U.S. presidential candidate George McGovern.

1978
, Barry Manilow at #4 with “Can’t Smile Without You”, and Natalie Cole at 10 with “Our Love”.

1984
Rockwell ‘s “Somebody’s Watching Me” dropped to number three – “Against All Odds” Phil Collins at two and Kenny Loggins had the top song in the land for a third week with “Footloose”.

1987

Queen is presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music at the 32nd annual Ivor Novello Awards in London.

1990

Actress Greta Garbo died of pneumonia and renal failure at the age of 84. (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille, Queen Christina, Anna Karenina, Mata Hari, The Kiss, Flesh and the Devil, The Painted Veil, As You Desire Me, Two-Faced Woman, Conquest, Inspiration, Anna Christie)
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992

The three surviving members of Queen raised over $15 million at a charity concert in memory of the late Freddie Mercury, who died in November, 1991. They were joined by David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Paul Young and others.

2010
After receiving some bad reviews and even enduring some boos during her performance, Whitney Houston brushed off criticism of her first show in the UK in over eleven years by insisting she was playing to a “tough crowd”. She had recently been hospitalized with chronic rhinopharyngitis, which is a swelling of the membranes in the nose and throat.

Singer Melissa Etheridge and her partner, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, announced their separation, seven years after bonding in a commitment ceremony. Michaels gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2006.

2019
Olivia Newton-John’s 1981 mega-hit ‘Physical’ has been named Billboard’s No. 1 hit of the ’80s

queer for april 9

queer for April 9

April 09, 1973
Queen played a showcase concert for their new record label EMI at the Marquee Club in London.

1977
ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s 7th US Top 40 hit and first No.1. The song was also a No.1 in the UK in 1976 and 12 other countries.

, Barbra Streisand’s former #1 “Evergreen” was now number nine

1983

David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US No.1 hit, Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the USA, Culture Club #2 with “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”

1986

The Dave Clark musical Time, starring Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Leo Sayer and Sir Laurence Olivier, opened at the Dominion Theatre in London.

1988

The Pet Shop Boys began three weeks on top in the U.K. with “Heart”.

Whitney Houston spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.

2000

*N SYNC was #1 on the other side of the Atlantic with No Strings Attached. (Lance Bass, group member)

2006

Former Smiths vocalist Morrissey reached #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Ringleader of the Tormentors.

2008

Elton John performed in concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to raise funds for Hillary Clinton’s US Presidential campaign. With ticket prices ranging from $125 to $2,300, the effort took in over $2.5 million.

queer (and allies) for april 7

1967
Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.

1979
#1 “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor,

1984
#2 “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell

#4 “Here Comes The Rain Again” by the Eurythmics

1985

Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing. Several solo performers had played China before.

Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.

1990
Elton John sang “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White, a boy with AIDS who died a day later.

1998

George Michael was arrested at The Will Rogers Memorial Park for committing a sex act in a public toilet. He was arrested by undercover Beverly Hills police officer Marcelo Rodriguez. Michael later said; “I was followed into the restroom and this cop – well, I didn’t know he was a cop at the time obviously started playing this game. I think it’s called – I’ll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I’m gonna nick you!” The singer was later fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a “lewd act.”

1999

Shania Twain became the first female to sell 10 million copies of back-to-back albums (The Woman in Me and Come On Over). (Note: some websites state that this occurred on April 11. The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) certified Come On Over at 10 million on April 7.)

2002
Celine Dion had a huge #1 album with A New Day Has Come .

2008

Olivia Newton-John began a 21-day, 141-mile walk along the entire length of the Great Wall of China to raise funds for breast cancer research.

2010

Singer Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital after suffering a respiratory infection. She called media reports that she was using drugs again “ridiculous.”

2016
The final episode of the final season of “American Idol” was aired. the show would have had many lgbtq2 contestants with Adam Lampert being the most famous.

queer for april 3

1989

Pepsi dismissed Madonna as a spokesperson after her “Like a Prayer” video was called “blasphemous” by the Vatican.

1993
Elton John remained at #1 on the AC chart with “Simple Life

Whitney Houston’s The “Bodyguard” Soundtrack, which had already spent 13 weeks at #1, returned to the top of the Album chart

queer for april 2


1970

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.
1987

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


1988

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


1992
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.


2002
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.


2011
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

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/04/lil-nas-x-calls-crying-nerds-internet-got-satan-shoes-canceled/Lil 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…www.lgbtqnation.com

queer for march 31

queer for March 31

1983
Rockwell ruled for a fifth week on the R&B chart with “Somebody’s Watching Me”.

1990
David Bowie hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with Changes Bowie.

1991
Whitney Houston performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Norfolk Naval Air Station for American soldiers returning from the Gulf War. Her recording of the anthem sold more than 750,000 records in only nine days.

1995
Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, a lesbian. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.

2002
Celine Dion began the first of four weeks at the top of the U.K. Album chart with A New Day Has Come.

2010
Cher’s first child, Chaz Bono, asked a judge to formally change his name and gender following the sex change surgery he had last year. The 41-year-old, who was born Chastity Sun Bono, became Chaz Salvatore according to a petition filed in Los Angeles. Salvatore was his father Sonny Bono’s real first name.

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