Like a Virgin era – many magazine articles added including rare promotional ads!

We have added some original magazine articles from Madonna’s Like a Virgin era including various early interviews, promotional ads and many pictures.

Included is this very rare original Australian promo page from a magazine to promote the ‘Like a Virgin’ record

To check them all out visit the ‘Press’ section of our Like a Virgin album promo page.

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Madonna rare early articles (1983-1984) update – First Album Promo!

We have just added a few rare original articles from back in the day when Madonna was a new and upcoming artist, promoting her first album.

These articles have been taken from various magazines and scanned from our own collection for your enjoyment. We have an amazing amount of articles still left to scan, so stay tuned for lots more to come!

The articles have been added to the ‘Press’ section of The First Album promo page.

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UPDATE: MADONNA NO LONGER LISTED FOR FEBRUARY 16 “TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON”

NBC is no longer advertising Madonna for the February 16 “Tonight Show.”

Update: Thursday night, NBC issued a press note confirming Madonna as an interview guest for the February 16 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The official “Tonight Show” website was subsequently updated to reflect her forthcoming visit.

Friday night, both references to Madonna were removed. She does not appear in the latest press lineup, and her image is no longer featured on the show’s official website.

Currently, only interview guest Robert Irwin and musical guest Rag’n’Bone Man are listed for the February 16 “Tonight Show.”

It thus appears Madonna will not, in fact, be appearing on that episode. Headline Planet will provide an update in the event a new date is confirmed.
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NBC has confirmed a very interesting lineup for the February 16 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Per network listings, the iconic Madonna will be the lead interview guest. Robert Irwin will also stop by for an interview, while Rag’n’Bone Man will deliver a performance.

The performance will mark the “Human” artist’s debut on the program.

NBC’s official “Tonight Show” listings follow:

Thursday, February 9: Guests include Alec Baldwin, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and musical guest Future Islands. Nathan East sits-in with The Roots. Show 621

Friday, February 10: Guests include Lena Dunham, Common and Kate Berlant & John Early. Show 622

Monday, February 13: Guests include Magic Johnson, Luke Wilson and Roy Wood Jr. Show 623

Tuesday, February 14: Guests include Charlie Day, Kendall Jenner and musical guest NxWorries. Show 624

Wednesday, February 15: Guests include Gwen Stefani, Dane DeHaan, Damien Chazelle and musical guest Maggie Rogers. Show 625

Thursday, February 16: Guests include Madonna, Robert Irwin and musical guest Rag’n’Bone Man. Show 626

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MADONNA, RAG’N’BONE MAN SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 16 “TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON”

NBC reveals that Madonna, Robert Irwin and Rag’n’Bone Man will appear on the February 16 “Tonight Show.”

NBC has confirmed a very interesting lineup for the February 16 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Per network listings, the iconic Madonna will be the lead interview guest. Robert Irwin will also stop by for an interview, while Rag’n’Bone Man will deliver a performance.

The performance will mark the “Human” artist’s debut on the program.

NBC’s official “Tonight Show” listings follow:

Thursday, February 9: Guests include Alec Baldwin, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and musical guest Future Islands. Nathan East sits-in with The Roots. Show 621

Friday, February 10: Guests include Lena Dunham, Common and Kate Berlant & John Early. Show 622

Monday, February 13: Guests include Magic Johnson, Luke Wilson and Roy Wood Jr. Show 623

Tuesday, February 14: Guests include Charlie Day, Kendall Jenner and musical guest NxWorries. Show 624

Wednesday, February 15: Guests include Gwen Stefani, Dane DeHaan, Damien Chazelle and musical guest Maggie Rogers. Show 625

Thursday, February 16: Guests include Madonna, Robert Irwin and musical guest Rag’n’Bone Man. Show 626

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Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 2/10 -2/16 on NBC – Madonna to appear on February 16

“The Tonight Show” returned to its New York origins when “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” made its broadcast debut from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center. Emmy Award- and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jimmy Fallon brings a high-tempo energy to the storied NBC franchise with his welcoming interview style, love of audience participation, spot-on impersonations and innovative sketches.

An American television institution for almost 60 years, “The Tonight Show” continues to be a home to big-name celebrity guests and a stage for top musical and comedic talent. Taking a cue from his unforgettable predecessors, including hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Fallon carrys on the tradition that audiences know and love – kicking off every show with the iconic “Tonight Show” monologue.

‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: FEBRUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 16

Friday, February 10: Guests include Lena Dunham, Common and Kate Berlant & John Early. Show 622

Monday, February 13: Guests include Magic Johnson, Luke Wilson and Roy Wood Jr. Show 623

Tuesday, February 14: Guests include Charlie Day, Kendall Jenner and musical guest NxWorries. Show 624

Wednesday, February 15: Guests include Gwen Stefani, Dane DeHaan, Damien Chazelle and musical guest Maggie Rogers. Show 625

**Thursday, February 16: Guests include Madonna, Robert Irwin and musical guest Rag’n’Bone Man. Show 626

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Madonna Discography update! Holiday, Lucky Star, Borderline & Physical Attraction added – 61 items added!

discowidgetTo conclude our ‘MADONNA’ / The First Album Discography here are the next singles! We have added a total of 61 different pressings from all over the world:

  • Holiday – 25 different pressings (7″, 12″, CD) – tab singles
  • Lucky Star – 13 different pressings (7″, 12″, CD) – tab singles
  • Borderline – 22 different pressings (7″, 12″, CD) including rare white label test pressing! – tab singles
  • Physical Attraction – 7″ USA Promo only – tab ‘Promo only’

All of the items included have been photographed and scanned from our own personal collection, we hope you enjoy while we start to work on Madonna’s Like a Virgin album!

 

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Madonna and Beyonce — even pop goddesses need the unconditional love of children

By Liz Smith

Tribune Content Agency

“DEMOCRATIC CIVILIZATION has turned out to be even more fragile than we imagined; the resources of civil society have turned out to be even deeper than we knew. The battle between these two shaping forces — between the axman assaulting the old growth and the still firm soil and deep roots that support the tree of liberty — will now shape the future of us all.”

So writes Adam Gopnik in the current The New Yorker’s Talk of The Town.

There are — as usual — so many wonderful things to read and then have what you’ve read stick in your mind for days in this issue. (Several weeks back, in a fiction piece, I caught this phrase — a woman describing her mate: “He was the tofu of husbands; he absorbed anything you threw at him.” I’m waiting to use that at a dinner party. I tore out the page with this sentence on it, stupidly without jotting down the author’s name. If anybody recognizes it, let me know. I want to give the writer credit.)

In this current issue (Feb. 13) two big pieces stood out. One was Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive take on Anthony Bourdain, chef, adventurer, man-of-the-world (literally). I’ve always enjoyed Bourdain’s globe-spanning shows and sexy, laconic manner. But who knew that he reads Michel de Montaigne, and has adopted the French writer’s motto, “I suspend judgment”? He even has it tattooed (in ancient Greek) on his arm. Or that he is “pathologically punctual”? He admits: “I judge other people on it. Today, you’re just late, but eventually you will betray me.”

He’s led quite a life, perhaps a bit self-dramatized, but fascinating even with a bit of heady overemphasis.

He’s mellowed marginally now, but still frantically ambitious and holding onto certain values. For example, don’t mention Henry Kissinger to Bourdain: “Any journalist who has ever been polite to Henry Kissinger, you know, f–k that person. I’m a big believer in moral gray areas, but when it comes to that guy, in my view he should not be able to eat at a restaurant in New York.”

When the writer gently points out that the volatile Bourdain had made similar statements about others, and eventually relented, the peripatetic chef replied, “Emeril Lagasse didn’t bomb Cambodia!”

THE OTHER New Yorker piece of great note is Hilton Als’ “Fade to Black,” a review of the new Raoul Peck-directed documentary about the writer James Baldwin, titled “I Am Not Your Negro.” This is perhaps the 10th rave review I have read on this film. What makes this one different is that writer Als also incorporates Baldwin’s love of movies, his inability to become a filmmaker and that “I Am Not Your Negro” is as much about the brilliant, tragic realism and prescience of Baldwin on matters of race, as it is, in some ways, the director’s effort to “step in and make the film that Baldwin couldn’t.”

There’s much more, of course, and every quote from Baldwin himself is exquisite, powerful and, frankly, could have been made to reference what is happening (still happening!) today.

There are few films out there right now, that I don’t simply want to see, but feel I must. I also hope this movie revives an interest in Baldwin’s work — “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” ”Giovanni’s Room,” ”No Name in the Street,” ”Just Above My Head,” ”Blues for Mister Charlie,” ”Notes of a Native Son,” etc.

MOTHERHOOD is everywhere in pop goddess land right now. Beyonce has announced, in typical low-key fashion, that she is expecting twins. On the outrageously wicked gossip site, D Listed, an admitted guilty pleasure (Oh, all right — I don’t feel guilty when I read it, satisfied?), the photos Beyonce released to alert the world to her coming bundles of joy are described as: “Seemingly, an homage to trailer park teen moms, the Sears Portrait Studio, the automotive industry and funeral flowers.” I laughed — sue me.

The other new mom is Madonna, who has adopted two more children, siblings from Malawi where she has performed remarkable charity work for more than 10 years. This is also the homeland of her two youngest, David and Mercy, bringing her entire brood to six. Some people have expressed surprise. Not me. It isn’t that I knew it was happening; it’s that I know Madonna. I’ve seen her with her children and heard her talk about them when she is not with them. The issues she had with her teenage son, Rocco, who decided (for the time being) that he’d rather spend more time in London with his father, Guy Ritchie, shattered her. Even though, in her heart, she knew this was fairly typical teenage boy stuff when a family is broken — after an 11-year marriage that, believe me, Madonna put her heart and soul into — it hardly assuaged her agony.

I’m glad for Beyonce, who I don’t know, but admire. I’m thrilled for Madonna, who I do know and love. Even though sometimes I want to take her by the shoulders and give her a tremendous Bette Davis/Miriam Hopkins “Old Acquaintance” shake-up, she is really — so prosaic — a truly nice person and a good girl

I sure don’t think, as others have suggested, that she is trying to “compete” with Angelina Jolie. She is just being her basic self — an old-fashioned Italian mama who wants a big family.

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MADONNA FACED SHARP QUESTIONS IN MALAWI ADOPTION PROCESS

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Madonna was asked “uncomfortable questions” by a judge in Malawi during the pop star’s successful application to adopt more children from the southern African country, according to a court document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Judge Fiona Mwale detailed her reasons for letting Madonna adopt the 4-year-old twin girls in a ruling on Tuesday, saying she was satisfied that Madonna “is motivated by her desire to offer a home, love, protection and guidance to the infants.”

Madonna, who has two other adopted children from Malawi, previously described reports of a new adoption process as false, saying she was in the country for charity work. She filed for adoption in a high court in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, on Jan. 25, court and government officials said.

“The petitioner is a professional performer and I guarded myself against the danger of her merely reciting a well-rehearsed speech by asking her some rather uncomfortable questions to which she gave very candid answers,” Mwale said in her ruling.

“There is no doubt that the petitioner can offer the infants not only the best education money can buy, but also guidance with a high likelihood of ensuring that the two infants grow to be self-sufficient adults,” the judge said.

Mwale said she didn’t challenge Madonna, 58, on Malawi’s residency requirements for adoption, saying the country’s Supreme Court of Appeal had addressed the issue in the pop star’s previous adoption.

“In determining her motives, I questioned the petitioner at length about the impact of her decision which could be construed as robbing Malawi of its most precious resource, its children,” the judge wrote.

Madonna said the children will keep their birth names as part of an effort to preserve their identity as Malawians, and a Malawian carer will travel with the children to the United States to ease their transition, according to the ruling.

The twins were delivered by cesarean section and the mother died within a week because of complications from the birth, the court document said. The children have five older siblings and the father, who was at the Jan. 25 court hearing attended by Madonna, had remarried and was unable to provide for all his dependents, it said.

In 2006, Madonna founded the charity Raising Malawi to address the poverty and hardship endured by the country’s orphans and vulnerable children.

In 2013, Malawi accused Madonna of exaggerating her contributions to the impoverished country and unreasonably demanding special treatment during a tour there. The pop star denied the accusations. On a visit to Malawi in late 2014, she met newly elected President Peter Mutharika as well as the father of her adopted, Malawi-born son.

Mwale noted that the pop star has raised $7.5 million for her latest project in Malawi, the construction of a pediatric surgery ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. The ward is scheduled to open early next year.

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