The Rod Stewart of the mid-‘70s – hard boozin’, soccer playin’, tartan wearin’, perpetually positively priapic with a dolly bird hanging off every arm (and leg) – might have seemed an unlikely figure to first write and then make a massive hit out of this poignant tale of a killing of a gay man senselessly murdered in New York City. But Rod was always down with the gays and, at a time when prejudice in the straight, macho world of rock ‘n’ roll was rife, it was pretty brave of him to stick his neck out so steadfastly. The Georgie in question here was not only a close personal friend but Rod was also, lest we forget, conducting something of a bromance at the time with fellow superstar Elton John. Their nicknames for one another? ‘Sharon’ and ‘Tracy’!
Related PostsDid you like this entry?
Here are a few more posts that might be interesting for you.
- Polari Magazine 2008-2014December 3, 2014 - 6:16 pm
- Tearing Up Their Map: An Interview with LambDecember 2, 2014 - 2:45 pm
- Future Islands • GigDecember 2, 2014 - 1:41 pm
- Puppets with Attitude (at Christmas)December 1, 2014 - 6:30 pm
- The Aesthetic of Voyeurism: Interview with Antonio Da SilvaDecember 1, 2014 - 1:25 pm
- Broke With Expensive Taste • Azealia BanksNovember 28, 2014 - 3:59 pm
- Royalty Strutting on an American College Stage: Miss and Mr. Gay ISU 2014November 27, 2014 - 2:59 pm
- Bright Light Bright Light: Everything I Ever WantedNovember 26, 2014 - 11:15 am
- Jaime Nanci And The Blueboys: ‘Toy’ TalkNovember 25, 2014 - 4:09 pm