Our LGBT Histories: Music – Day 27
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, ‘Mack The Knife’.
To mark LGBT History Month, 2013, Polari asked its contributors to recall a song that had an impact their own stories.
“I didn’t just learn about the Civil Rights movement in the US, but of the context of R ‘n’ B and Jazz and some of its hidden language too. That’s when I first learnt about ‘gay’ too.”