Today in Madonna History: July 13, 1985

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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.”

One response

  1. Rock’s old guard was put on notice by Madonna’s arrival-On that day in 1985, she rose to the occasion! To paraphrase a song from Rebel Heart Veni Vidi Vici-She came she saw she conquered
    -and rock & roll-was an infinitively better music from that point on! Love Madonna!

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