Billy’s Xmas Gift
MadonnaTribe reader Billy has received a Madonna present that made his day and wants to share it with fellow Madonna Tribers. As our readers know we’re happy to show our readers’ presents.
But let’s hear it from Billy: “So I just got the coolest gift for xmas. A co-worker of mine was going through some old records at a thrift store and found a 12” Maxi-Single of Burning Up with Physical Attraction and, of course, gave it to ME. I thought that the cover art was really cool. The other cool thing about the front is that the word Madonna was actually hand written by Madonna herself. Hope you all enjoy!
And here’s some Trivia about this sleeve – you can zoom the image py clicking the picture on the right: The cover sleeve of Burning Us was designed by artist Martin Burgoyne inspired by some Madonna photos by David Cunningham.
A painter and a designer Burgoyne met Madonna when she first arrived to New York.
They both put their small incomes into the same cauldron to rent a small apartment in Manhattan’s Lower East Side while both pursuing the “big break”.
Martin, who became Madonna’s best friend, found out he had Aids in summer 1986 and died late that year. Madonna always supported him both emotionally and financially and dedicated him the song In This Life in 1992 to his memory.
Thanks to Billy
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