00:00 "Welcome Divine" - Intro
00:37 Divine the Man Vs Divine the Character
01:05 Divine's Stage Frocks (costumes)
02:09 What was Divine doing before starting in the entertainment business?
03:00 Divine Trash (Divine x2 clothing stores) Baltimore & Provincetown USA
03:30 Moved to West Coast (San Francisco/Los Angeles/Santa Monica) 6 years
03:57 Moved to East Coast (New York/Theatre plays) 6½ years
04:24 Moved to Key West (2 years) with lots of travelling on the road
04:54 Native Love (Step By Step) 🎶 [Bobby Orlando] 1982
09:08 Bobby Orlando period 1981-1984 ("O" Records, New York, USA)
10:10 Barry Evangeli Proto Records period 1984-1986 (Proto Records, London, UK)
11:40 Love Reaction (Blue Monday ripped off) New Order ☏ phoned & thanked Divine!
12:46 Love Reaction (Remix) 🎶 [Bobby Orlando] 1983/1984
18:12 You Think You're A Man (The Making Of @ Proto, London, UK) [Stock Aitken Waterman] 1984
19:34 Divine on TOP OF THE POPS (UK TV BBC Music Chart Show) 1984
20:29 Divine BANNED from TOP OF THE POPS (x2000 TV Viewer Complaints) 1984
24:25 I'm So Beautiful 🎶 [Proto Records, UK - Stock Aitken Waterman] 1984
26:44 Divine "The Big Movie Star!"
29:59 "Divine is not a Transvestite..."
30:57 "Thank You Divine...."
31:53 Walk Like A Man (Live Performance) 12'' Remix) 🎶 [Proto Records, UK - Barry Evangeli/Pete Ware] 1985
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🔺 Bill Grainger is known for bringing HI NRG music to Scotland through his legendary Fire Island Club in Edinburgh in the 1980’s and his long running HI NRG show on Radio Clyde (Glasgow & Central Scotland) during the same period.
He has worked with Simon Cowell, Eartha Kitt, Evelyn Thomas, Village People, Hazell Dean, Sinitta and many more. he also worked with Record Shack Records and managed Seventh Avenue who later became Big Fun (best remembered for their hit single Blame It On The Boogie). He also toured with The Hitman & Her show with Pete Waterman, Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan. He then went on to launch CLUBSCENE RECORDS and ACADEMY STREET RECORDS.
🔺 Divine (performer) 👠 Artist info: ✨ (R.I.P)
Harris Glenn Milstead (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), better known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer, and drag queen. Closely associated with the independent filmmaker John Waters, Divine was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical productions, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career.
After starring as the lead role in Waters' next film, Female Trouble (1974), Divine moved on to theatre, appearing in several avant-garde performances alongside San Francisco drag collective, The Cockettes. He followed this with a performance in Tom Eyen's play Women Behind Bars and its sequel, The Neon Woman. Continuing his cinematic work, he starred in two more of Waters' films, Polyester (1981) and Hairspray (1988), the latter of which represented his breakthrough into mainstream cinema and for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Independent of Waters, he also appeared in a number of other films, such as Lust in the Dust (1985) and Trouble in Mind (1985), seeking to diversify his repertoire by playing male roles.
In 1981, Divine embarked on a career in the disco industry by producing a number of Hi-NRG tracks, most of which were written by Bobby Orlando. He achieved international chart success with hits like "You Think You're a Man", "I'm So Beautiful", and "Walk Like a Man", all of which were performed in drag. Having struggled with obesity throughout his life, he died from cardiomegaly, shortly after the release of Hairspray.
Described by People magazine as the "Drag Queen of the Century", Divine has remained a cult figure, particularly within the LGBT community, and has provided the inspiration for fictional characters, artworks, and songs. Various books and documentary films devoted to his life have also been produced, including Divine Trash (1998) and I Am Divine (2013).