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Many images have others behind them
Above, Danny Elfman composed the music for the movie "Milk" (and many others), and Mark Isham (below) did so for the 1985 film "Times of Harvey Milk." Below, Zoe Lewis' CD and lyrics.
On the evening of the
deaths the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, in their first
Romanovsky & Phillips' song "Homophobia" mentioned Harvey Milk, and after acting as an extra in the movie "Milk," Neil Aaron was inspired to write his own "Harvey" song. It's not on his debut album above, but can be heard on his myspace page. Lyrics for both songs are below.
"The Harvey Milk Show" musical, and "Harvey Milk," the opera were both recorded in 1996
The Queer Conscience song "Harvey (The Ballad of Harvey Milk" is from their third recording, "Back to the Other World?" from 1993. Check out my interview with them on my March 2010 QMH show. See below for their lyrics and also those by Tim Cain, of Boys' Entrance.
This is the first time a song has been written and recorded especially for QMH, and I am very pleased and honored. Thanks to Tim Cain of Boys' Entrance for the lyrics and Brett Alan Basil of Pink Sheep for the music. Cover art for the CD single by Brett and it's available on iTunes.
Alas, the Atlanta Feminist Women's Chorus disbanded in 2009, after 27 years, but the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus lives on.
Holly Near's anthem "Singing For Our Lives" has appeared on at least three of her recordings: Lifeline, Lifeline Extended, (both with Ronnie Gilbert), and HARP (Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert & Pete Seeger). I was honored to interview her for my January 2010 QMH show.
Adam Baum (aka Jeff Elder) of Tulsa and his band Frustrated Housewives
Below, UK's Stars of Sunday League, and from his myspace page, folkie Bob A Feldman
Above, the split 45 by Art Peterson & Lenny Anderson. I wish I knew more about them...if you do please email me... That goes for the MonDellos, below, as well...
Ken Clarke has been writing folk songs for a long time, and could not resist his about this event. Below, I think there were more than one punk band named Brain Damage, and this release, an EP, seems to be the only one by that band. The song can also be found on the compilation "Homework #7: US Experimental & DIY Singles, A-B." And, I interviewed Larry Wisch of The Choral Majority for my December 2001 QMH show, and have a memorabilia section on them. The song I played was not on their only release, a cassette tape.
Thanks to John
The only photo I could find of Jai Jai Noire is from her only CD, "Pounding the Box," from 1989 that's her on the right. Under the band name Inverted Triangle, she recorded "White Night Riot" from around 1984, certainly prior to Dan White's release in early 1985. That song appears only on the KBD comp #13. And that's the best pic I could find of the LP by Christ on a Crutch, circa 1991.
I think the Dead Kennedy's version of "I Fought the Law" was only done live (and I found it on youtube). It's not on the album I show, but that one is of interest because they used on the cover a scene from the white night riot. You can find that song on the compilation "Play New Rose for Me." That's their founder and vocalist Jello Biafra, below.
And, finally, closing the show is a dance track, and no, the cover in the center was not released that way. I doctored it to reflect the Buddy Johnson remix I used, (that's him on the right), and I thank him for sending me that track, years ago. Of course that's Pamala Stanley on vocals, on her 1984 hit. She had a fair run of dance songs in the 80s, including "This Is Hot."
Other Interesting Links
Above Dan Nicoletta photo of candlelight march
Two Historic Radio Broadcasts:
Click above to hear a 15-minute news report on the Riots
Above, hear Houston's founding gay activist, Ray Hill...this is a fascinating discussion.
I think it interesting that the CD shown below contains no songs about Harvey Milk.
In addition, I would like to thank Larry-Bob Roberts for suggesting several of the obscure Dan White songs. He's been a valuable resource for me on several shows, sort of a queer music consultant..:) He hosts the wonderful website, Holy Titclamps