Which Madonna will she be?
Pop music goddess Madonna will appear at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 30. But Madonna is the ultimate shapeshifter, a master of multiple incarnations.
Which Madonna will we see on stage?
In the beginning, there was Madonna, a wee little girl from the Detroit suburbs in Michigan.
Born in 1958, she was the third of six children in a Catholic family. If only her priest would have known what was to become of her.
Check out this interesting “Madonna Chronology” by Maggie Downs from today’s Desert Sun by clicking the Full Article link below.
• 1983: The very first Madonna album contained a number of dance favorites, as well as mainstream hits like “Borderline” and “Lucky Star.”
But what really separated her from other pop singers? Fingerless lace gloves and a hairbow as big as a Russian submarine.
This era was also the only time Madonna ever possessed any body fat.
• 1984: Madonna sexed up her image with the release of “Like a Virgin,” the first of many Madonna albums that sent parents into cardiac arrest.
Chances are you’ve seen clips of her performance of the song on MTV. She writhed around on the ground while clad in a bustier/wedding gown, lacy stockings and garters, topped with a metal “Boy Toy” belt.
Fashion icon, indeed.
• 1984-85: Madonna became the new Marilyn when she copied a musical number from the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” for her “Material Girl” video.
These were good days for Madonna, as she released a number of hit singles and appeared in a couple lackluster movies.
• 1985: Madonna became an honest woman when she tied the knot with Sean Penn, a union that lasted for four beautiful years and weathered the punching of many photographers.
• 1986: Madonna started changing identities faster than her underpants.
There was Latina Madonna, as seen in the Latin-influenced “La Isla Bonita.”
There was Controversial Madonna, who sought her father’s love after becoming pregnant out of wedlock in the “Papa Don’t Preach” video.
And there was Peepshow Madonna, donning a short black wig, as seen in “Open Your Heart.”
• 1989: Stigmata. Rosaries. Burning crosses. Black Jesus. A saucy little slip dress.
Who didn’t Madonna try to piss off in her “Like a Prayer” video?
But honestly, she never looked better.
• 1990: Madonna’s soundtrack for the film “Dick Tracy” spawned the super hit single “Vogue.” And that “strike a pose” business also spawned an annoying dance craze that people continue to do to this day.
• 1990: Pointy Bra Madonna. No description necessary.
• 1990-93: They say women hit their sexual peak in their 30s. That held true for Madonna in the early 1990s, when she sexed everyone up with “Justify My Love,” which proved too hot for release on MTV.
She stirred up more controversy with her documentary “Truth or Dare,” in which she performed a sexual act on an Evian bottle.
Then she got naked with the likes of Vanilla Ice in her coffee table book, “Sex,” which depicting various sexual fantasies including lesbianism and sadomasochism.
She also made the movie, “Body of Evidence,” which many regarded as soft-core porn, and released her overtly sexual “Erotica” album.
• 1996: For a period of time, Madonna believed she was Evita, taking the title role in the movie adaptation of the musical.
But don’t cry for her, Argentina – she delivered a Golden Globe-winning performance.
• 1996-99, Madonna went mystic, as she began studying Kabbalah, got all hopped up on yoga and went on a macrobiotic diet. She also boasted a ripped upper body.
• 2000: The video for “Don’t Tell Me” featured a line-dancing Cowboy Madonna. Yee-haw!
• 2002-05: Oh, Madonna. Haven’t you run out of ideas yet?
In the past few years, we’ve seen a Rapping Madonna, a Military Madonna, Fencing Instructor Madonna, Kissing Britney Madonna, Children’s Book Author Madonna, even Prim and Proper Fake British Madonna (including affected accent!)
Now: Madonna of the Present has a retro-inspired look for the dance album “Confessions on the Dance Floor,” including fashions from the set of an Olivia Newton John video.
It’s all about unitards and opaque tights, people. I’ll be wearing mine at Coachella.