Today in Madonna History: July 13, 1985


On July 13 1985, Bette Midler introduced Madonna at Live Aid’s charity concert in Philadelphia:

“I want you to know I have no idea why I was asked to introduce this next act — because you all know, I am the soul of good taste and decorum.  However we are thrilled to be able to introduce to you today a woman whose name has been on everyone’s lips for the last six months. A woman who pulled herself up by her bra straps and has been known to let them down occasionally.”

Madonna was happy to tell the global audience of 1.9 billion viewers: “I ain’t taking off shit today.”

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  1. Live Aid was Madonna’s Initiation/Intuition/Coming-Out Party! The backstory goes something like this! Our Lady Madge was an upstart compared to the Rock acts of the time! With her three-song miniset Holiday, Into the Groove and new finale Love Makes the World Go Round, Madonna stayed True Blue to her mission and testament and emerged triumphant! Her imperial phase had begun and she Took Her Bow and Lived to Tell for the first time! Lady Ciccone was now a major artist and for Madonna there was, is and will be no turning back! For the first time, there was brilliance!

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