Today in Madonna History: October 6, 1982

On October 6 1982, “Everybody” – the debut single by Madonna – was released by Sire/Warner Bros Records in the US on 7-inch and 12-inch single formats.

Originally intended to be the b-side to “Ain’t No Big Deal,” “Everybody” emerged from the recording sessions as the stronger choice for release and ended up being featured on both sides of the single (the 12-inch was backed with a dub remix while the 7-inch used a shorter instrumental version on the flip-side). It would also later be included as the closing track on Madonna’s self-titled first album.

Everybody” was written by Madonna and produced by Mark Kamins.

Today In Madonna History: April 30, 2006

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On April 30, 2006, Madonna made her festival debut at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Madonna performed six songs in front of one of the largest crowds ever to witness an artist at the event.  The set featured her latest hit single “Hung Up,” “Get Together,” “I Love New York,” “Ray of Light,” “Let It Will Be” and the vintage “Everybody.” The show served as a warm-up for the May 21 kick-off of her Confessions Tour in Los Angeles.