The pink male shirt inspired by Madonna’s True Blue is now available to order online in Holland too, through THIS link
The pink male shirt inspired by Madonna’s True Blue is now available to order online in Holland too, through THIS link
This rare original poster has been added to the memorabilia section of The Virgin Tour page.
This poster was offered for sale throughout the tour at the merchandise booth, 100% official and now very hard to find.
Check this out and more HERE
Five very rare promotional ads for The Virgin Tour video release have been added to The Virgin Tour page (press tab).
Three rare ads from Japan, a very rare Dutch ad that advertises the video for 79.95 guilders (which is around 35 EUR and was a LOT of money at that time) and the colorful ad that also came with a lot of Like a Virgin LP’s.
To check them all out click HERE
The Virgin Tour archives have been updated with newly scanned magazine and newspaper articles. This includes a rare Japanese article and a typically negative review from the show in Radio City Music Hall. Stay tuned for more original rare Virgin Tour ads and memorabilia coming up!
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The following items have been added
In 1998, Madonna was at a career crossroads. After dominating the 1980s with hits like “Like a Virgin” and “Open Your Heart,” she spent the first half of the ’90s wavering between roles as a provocateur (Erotica, Sex) and adult-contemporary balladeer (“I’ll Remember,” “Take a Bow”). That’s when she took a sharp left turn, working with producers and DJs in the burgeoning electronica scene. If it even was a scene: The very term electronica was a music-business confection, and by 1997, it was more hype than hit. But the result of Madonna’s experiment—her acclaimed ’98 album Ray of Light—was not only one of her biggest smashes. It also helped turn electronic music into viable pop.
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In August 1986 Madonna made her debut in the play Goose & Tomtom, together with husband Sean Penn. After all the rehearsals David Rabe showed the play only to a very limited invited audience. Unfortunately there is not much out there to find regarding this very limited run of this play.
We have finally gotten our hands on this extremely rare original programme for the play at the Lincoln Centre. To check this and more out visit our Goose & Tomtom page
Barneys is currently taking pre-orders for more MDNA Skin Ritual kits with signature by Madonna, they’re expected in April.
MDNA SKIN will donate a portion of sales from The Reinvention Cream to Madonna’s nonprofit organization, Raising Malawi, in order to provide Malawian children with one full year of schooling.
The Immaculate Collection will be re-issued on vinyl again by Rhino, available from 1 June 2018.
The Immaculate Collection is de naam van het eerste best of album van Madonna, en bevat maar liefst 15 hits uit de periode 1983 tot 1990 zowel als twee niet eerder verschenen tracks: Justify My Love en Rescue Me. De naam van het album is een verwijzing naar immaculate conception (de conceptie van de Maagd Maria).
Dit zou het tweede album worden van Madonna welke in de Verenigde Staten als diamant werd verklaard, wat gelijk is aan maar liefst 10 miljoen stuks verkocht. Aan hits heeft dit album dus absoluut niks te kort, bijna alle klassieke Madonna tracks staan er op. Denk aan: Like A Virgin, Material Girl, en Like a Prayer.
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Law360 (March 22, 2018, 6:02 PM EDT) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday tossed music producer Shep Pettibone’s breach of contract suit alleging WB Music Corp. owed him more than $500,000 in royalties it withheld to cover copyright litigation over Madonna’s “Vogue,” finding that their underlying contract required him to indemnify the music company for the suit.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan granted WB Music’s motion to dismiss with prejudice Pettibone’s suit seeking royalties the music company withheld from him while it fought off a copyright infringement suit in which music…
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Lilou, who was a part of Madonna’s MDNA world tour, had once famously said, “Madonna should not stop dancing.”
The tour itself, which featured Lilou and his Pockemon Crew, was educational for Lilou. “I learnt to be more professional because when you work with your friends or people you know, it’s very different from working in a big US production, with the timelines and so on. I also learnt that these productions are maybe not for me,” Lilou tells us.
He surprised us when he revealed his favourite dance tracks to which he grooves the best. “The SOS band, which is a disco group from the ’80s, was what my brother was listening to when I was young. The other one is Tupac Shakur, because for me he is the best rapper ever, and I love listening to his tracks,” said Lilou.
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As the Queen of Pop turns 60 this year, ‘Material Girl’ soars into theatres across the UK to tell the phenomenal story of one of the world’s most prolific female singers.
With incredible vocals, amazing dancers, video footage and narration, ‘Material Girl’ celebrates the greatest songs from the Queen of Pop, Madonna. Audiences are taken on a journey through the scandals, the controversy and the music of one of the world’s most iconic figures.
Told through the eyes of the sensational leading lady, Jodie Jane Jackson, audiences will hear stories and little-known facts about Madonna as the show follows her career and music through her 35 years at the top.
On playing the Queen of Pop, Jodie says it’s: “a dream come true to be able to take the role to a huge theatre tour. What a fantastic person to play, one of the most influential and successful stars of all time and someone that’s been a huge inspiration to me and my life.”
‘Material Girl’ features all of the hits such as ‘Like A Virgin’, ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Crazy for You’, ‘Into the Groove’, ‘Like a Prayer’, ‘Express Yourself’ and many more. For fans of Madonna, there is no better tribute.
Slamdunk Entertainment Director, Duncan Heather says: “Madonna is way more than her music. She is super wealthy and successful, but she is a down to earth person that has had hardship and grief like us all. Our show will hopefully show all aspects of her life and the songs will speak for themselves.”
In 2018, experience the woman, her life, her music.
Tour dates, tickets and more information can be found on the official website: www.materialgirlshow.com.
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Only 3.5 weeks to go before the 49th Mega Record and CD Fair will take place at the Jaarbeurs convention centre, Utrecht the Netherlands on April 14 & 15. This time the Mega Record & Cd Fair will offer an exhibit curated by DiscoPatrick called 45 years of Disco Fever. Furthermore there are performances by Shandon Sahm, for many years the drummer of Indie-band the Meat Puppets and son of legendary Tex-Mex musician Doug Sahm (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornadoes) and Dutch bands Reveller and TABS. On Saturday the Omega vinyl auction will take place and on Sunday the Three Imaginary Boys Pop quiz. Record Industry Haarlem will launch Passion for Vinyl Pt 2. Breaking the Chains is a music project created to raise awareness for child abuse and support the great work of Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.). At stand 441 meet & greet Dutch musicians who will perform and launch an album to raise money for this non-profit project, see also: breakingthechains.
On November 17 & 18 we will celebrate our 50th Mega Record & CD fair at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Already we are working on the program but all tips by Cratediggers are welcome!
We are looking forward to meet you all at the unbeatable Mega Record & CD Fair in Utrecht!
“Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise.” – Maya Angelou. This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. @thecamillard @madonna
Just one month before Madonna rose to fame with her self-titled eponymous album in 1983, photographer Richard Corman captured her soon to be iconic charm in her quaint, lower-East side apartment. It was a fleeting moment, one where the world did not know Madonna, yet a 24-year-old Madonna knew the world. She was charming, present and powerfully in charge of her dreams: an energy that beams brightly in Corman’s twin-lens Rolleiflex portraits. With leather studded cuffs, double denim, a neck wrapped in pearls and signature red lips, this is Madonna just 30 days before she rose to be one of the world’s greatest icons.
Corman met Madonna after his friend, a casting director, was casting for Martin Scorcese‘s The Last Temptation of Christ, which Madonna auditioned for. Even though she didn’t get the role, Corman’s friend knew there was something incredibly unique about Madonna and urged Corman to photograph her. Before the shoot, Madonna already had a cult following in New York by spending her days producing her demo and performing from club to club. “The first question I asked her, naively, was ‘what are your goals?’…she said: to rule the world”, recalls Corman. It’s this exact conviction that also flowed through the veins of 1983 in underground New York, as the city was crawling with soon to be famous artists. Corman, one of these creatives, would spend his days bouncing from Keith Haring’s studio, to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s house and Madonna’s apartment to shoot the faces that would soon rise to fame across music and art. It’s for this oeuvre that Cormon’s work has contributed to defining an early era of portrait photography that has become synonymous with understanding the art itself.
Ahead of his Madonna NYC’83 show at Weiss Katz Gallery (running until 7 July), we Corman tells the story of what it was like to shoot pre-fame Madonna.
“I never thought of her as pre-fame Madonna when I shot her in 1983. I was introduced to her by a casting director who told me she had just met this incredible young woman. “I have never seen, or been in the presence of anyone like her”, she told me. “She is an absolute original. You need to call her and go down and photograph her.
“At the time I was working for Richard Avedon and I was always looking for interesting people to photograph so I called her immediately. I went down the next day to meet her and get a sense of what this fuss was all about. At the time she really had a cult following in New York. She was travelling to clubs all over the city: clubs you would want to go to, clubs you wouldn’t want to go to. She was fiercely determined to get to where she wanted to go to.
“One of the first things she said was when you get to my street, it was East 4th street between Avenue A and B, you have to call me from across the street. I said ‘Why?’ She said ‘You’ll understand when you get there.’ When I got there, I saw a gang of kids sitting on the stoup and they were not going to let me in unless I was allowed. And Madonna was like the pied piper of the neighbourhood, and she then yelled downstairs and told them I have a friend coming over, let him in. So when I walked up to the stoop and said I am here to see Madonna – it’s as if the seas parted. Once I walked in, I heard someone over the bannister on the fourth floor of a walk up, saying come on up. I looked up and I saw these incredible cat-like eyes, and I knew I was ultimately going to be in the presence of something special, even from four floors below, you could just feel it.
“The first question I asked her, naively, was ‘what are your goals?’…She said ‘to rule the world’. And she said it without a smile on her face, she was dead serious. And I took it as her word” – Richard Corman
“She was funny, sexy, smart. It was just a different time. I went down there alone with a little twin-lens Rolleiflex camera and I knew nothing. I think that’s why I decided to show these photographs now because even though she’s been relevant for thirty years, I feel the photos are more relevant today than ever.
“You look at her swag, her confidence, her fashion. Look at the denim, the make-up, the red lips, the heavy eye shadow, the blonde streaks in her hair, the dark roots – everything about her is everything I see today walking the streets. The visionaries of the world were always years ahead, whether it was science, music, literature. She was in her own world.
“When I walked up there, she lived in a tiny little flat with a little kitchenette, with a little dining table, a bedroom and a small bathroom. She served me espresso on a silver-plated tray with Bazooka bubblegum on the tray. That was her humour. And it was contrived, charming, funny and it was really cool. And she was clearly charismatic and engaging.
“The first question I asked her, naively, was ‘what are your goals?’ – I felt like a nerd asking her that – but she said ‘to rule the world’. And she said it without a smile on her face, she was dead serious. And I took it as her word. She let me know she had just put a demo tape together, she was hustling all over the city. She certainly didn’t tell me her story, but she certainly let me in to see behind her eyes a little bit, to show a little bit of her soul.
“At that time, New York city was a creative carnival. In 1983, I was running from Basquiat’s studio to Keith Haring’s studio, to Madonna’s apartment and photographing all these young artists who were super connected. That whole world inspired each other, and it was cool to be a voyeur and to look in through my camera. It was so exciting. I really didn’t know it at the time, I didn’t realise till much later that I was tapping into a piece of pop culture history. Whether you like these artists or not, they are iconic and they are iconic for a reason and I was just fortunate to be there, that’s all.
“The context was the lower east side. There was just such a creative exuberance going on. These young artists were fearless. And they just were so passionate about what they were doing. Madonna was just doing everything and anything she could to promote, to experience the city and to share it with her following. It was only a few weeks after I photographed her that her album hit and blew up. I photographed her a number of times that year, but ultimately, she was just on her way.
“If I were to shoot Madonna today, there would be 40 people on the street, 10 bodyguards, I would have five assistants and it would be a whole another scenario. It was just so simple. This is why I love shooting young artists because there is no pretence, there’s no preconceived image, we are helping to create a sensibility, a portrait of the person as opposed to what they think that person should be. Back then, knowing less was knowing more because I was kind of clueless, but I was eager and I was determined to do whatever it took to find people who inspired me in some level.
“People are little more fearful and guarded. It’s just a different environment, and people are a little bit fearful. Today people capture something on their iPhone and it’s gone, it’s everywhere. People are afraid these days that they are going to be taken advantage of by the internet.
“These pictures of Madonna could be any young person walking out of Opening Ceremony or Urban Outfitters. She just feels very modern today, as she was then. When you look at these photos, they are absolutely in touch with what’s going on today.”
Madonna NYC’83 by Richard Corman is on show at Weiss Katz gallery until 7 July 2018. You can find out more here
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