Tag Archives: gay music

#FlashbackFriday Disco Classic! - Donna Summer Performs "McArthur Park" [1978]

#FlashbackFriday Disco Classic! – Donna Summer Performs “McArthur Park” [1978]

MacArthur Park was written by singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb that was originally recorded actor and singer Richard Harris in 1968. Harris’s version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number four on the UK Singles Chart. “MacArthur Park” was subsequently covered by numerous artists, including a 1969 Grammy-winning version by country music singer Waylon Jennings and the premier disco a number one Billboard Hot 100 cover by Donna Summer in 1978.

Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder would recall that he and his collaborator Pete Bellotte had been interested in the concept of either remixing a track – as yet undecided on – which had been a hit in the 1960s or else remaking a 1960s hit as a dance track: Moroder – “I remember that I was driving in … on the Hollywood Freeway, and I heard the original song [i.e. “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris] on the radio. I thought: ‘That’s it – that’s the song we’ve been looking for almost a year.’

And the rest is disc-tory!

I do not claim ownership to this song or video. All rights reserved by copyright holders

NOTICE: “Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.”

Back2Stonewall’s Sunday Tea Dance Playlist: Eartha Kitt “Where Is My Man” (1983)

Where is My Man was Eartha Kitt’s first recording released in the United States after her ostracism and self-imposed exile to Paris following her outspoken objection to the Vietnam War at a White House function in 1968, and it became her biggest-selling single in 30 years.

In the United Kingdom, Where Is My Man reached the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #36.  This was her first UK Hit single in 28 years, the previous chart entry, “Under The Bridges of Paris” dating from 1955. The single was also a hit in dance clubs around the world peaking at #5 in Sweden and #22 in Netherlands. In the US, the song made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #7 and remaining on the survey for 14 weeks

 

Bisexual UK Singer-Songwriter Patrick Wolf Announces Engagement to Boyfriend William Charles Pollock

Bisexual singer-songwriter from South London Patrick Wolf has announced viaTwitter that he ha accepted the New Year’s Eve wedding proposal of his boyfriend William Charles Pollock, who he’s been with since August 2007.
Wolf utilises a wide variety of instruments in his music, most commonly the ukulele, piano and viola. Known for combining electronic sampling with classical instruments, Wolf’s styles range from romantic folk to techno-pop.

Wolf has always identified himself  publicly as “bisexual,”

Congrats Patrick and Will.  AROOOoooOOOOoooooooo!