Today in Madonna History: September 5, 1991

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On September 5 1991, Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection won Best Long-Form Video at the 8th annual MTV Video Music Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California.

Today in Madonna History: July 24, 1991

On July 24 1991, Madonna appeared on the cover of Just Seventeen (UK) magazine. We go Maddie mad!!

Today in Madonna History: July 8, 1991

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On July 8, 1991, Madonna began filming A League Of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, directed by Penny Marshall.

Today in Madonna History: June 13, 1991

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On June 13 1991, Madonna was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.  The feature included a photo spread shot by Steven Meisel.

Madonna has no equal at getting attention. She often seems to behave like someone who has been under severe restraint and can now say and do whatever she likes without fear of reprisal. She delights in being challenged, in telling more than she had planned, in going further than she had intended. And judging from her new film Truth or Dare, there is no “too far” for Madonna.

Today in Madonna History: May 17, 1991

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On May 17 1991, Madonna: Truth Or Dare was released in 538 US movie theatres.

Madonna: Truth or Dare (renamed “In Bed with Madonna” outside of North America) chronicled the life of Madonna during her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour.  The film was well received by critics and was successful at the box office, at that point becoming the highest-grossing documentary of all time with a worldwide gross of $29,012,935.

Today in Madonna History: May 3, 1991

On May 3 1991, Madonna appeared on the cover of The New York Post with the headline, “What A Tramp!” The article focused on Madonna’s Truth Or Dare documentary. In the article, Ray Kerrison called Madonna, “vulgar” and the “degenerate queen of sleaze.”

Jay’s Note: I bet Ray Kerrison had no idea that this particular cover of The New York Post would become one of the most sought after and iconic covers of all-time. You could write just about anything alongside this image from the Justify My Love single cover and it would still be beautiful. 

Today in Madonna History: March 2, 1991

On March 2 1991, Rescue Me, the second single from Madonna’s first greatest hits collection, The Immaculate Collection, entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #15 in the USA – the highest entry by a female (at that time). Amazing! 

The double 12″ vinyl promo sent to deejays in the USA included the following remixes by Junior Vasquez, Goh Hotoda and Shep Pettibone:

  • Titanic Vocal
  • Lifeboat Vocal
  • Lifeboat Dub
  • Houseboat Vocal
  • Houseboat Dub
  • Demanding Dub
  • S.O.S Mix
  • Disaster Dub

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