Thanks to Danica from Living the Beautiful Life for nominating
me for the Five-Day Music challenge.
The Rules are:
Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
Post the name of the song and video
Nominate two (or one) different blogger each day of the challenge
I close the 5 Day Song A Day Challenge with a short compendium
of music performed by openly gay performers.
Prior to the release of ‘Caravan Tonight‘ on Mercury Records in 1974
popular music assumed everyone was straight.
Steven Grossman’s decision to come ‘out’ when he recorded ‘Caravan Tonight’ was one of millions of decisions made by everyday people who decided to celebrate their lives instead of living in shame.
Revolutions are fought and won by everyday people who choose to stand up for themselves and push back.
Succeeding generations of everyday people sustain these revolutions when
they use their newly won freedoms to push back and free others.
Steve Grossman – Can’t Papa Blues, 1974
Steve Grossman – Circle Nine Times 1974
Tom Robinson – Glad To Be Gay, 1978
Sylvester – You Make Me Feel, 1978
Patrick Cowley – Menergy, 1981
The Tom Robinson Band: Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, 1992
K.D. Lang – Constant Craving, 1992
Melissa Etheridge – I’m The Only One, 1993
Lost The Love – Joan Armatrading, 1995
Me’Shell Ndegéocello – Leviticus: Faggot, 1996
Me’Shell Ndegéocello: Who Is He And What Is He to You, 1996
George Michael – Flawless, 2004
Rayvon Owen – Can’t Fight It, 2016
Tom Goss – Son of a Preacher Man. 2016
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