Jobriath Rock Of Ages

Jobriath was one of the most camp performers ever, and although his commercial success was extremely limited his influence on many subsequent performers was immense.


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This performance of Rock of Ages comes from The TV show Midnight Special and was introduced by Gladys Knight, who appears to be pipless in the clip and on her own.

No other openly gay artist had been signed to a major US lable when he signed for Elektra Records, which enabled him to give up his day job as a prostitute.

 Sadly Jobriath only released two albums for Elektra and bigotry won the day, but he remains a cult artist and influence on many acts that succeeded him.

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