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Rock’s First Openly Gay Performer
Today it’s not a big deal when a musician comes out of the closet.  "He or she is gay?  Okay."  But it wasn't always this way.  Take the experience of the first-ever openly gay rock star.  Any idea who that might have been?  His name was Bruce Wayne Campbell who adopted the stage name of “Jobriath.”  He was California singer who signed a major deal in 1973 whose career was launched with great fanfare, including a $200,000 billboard in Times Square. In interviews, he referred to himself...

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