JOBRIATH - (Rock's Truest Fairy)

 

Jobriath was an American rock musician and actor. He was the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label, and one of the first internationally famous musicians to die of AIDS.  Jerry Brandt signed Jobriath  to Elektra Records for a reported $500,000; allegedly the most lucrative recording contract of its time. 

 

The label's president David Geffen signed Jobriath for a two album deal. A huge marketing campaign and media blitz ensued, including full-page advertisements in Vogue, Penthouse, and Rolling Stone magazines, full-length posters on over 250 New York City buses and a huge 41’ by 43’ billboard in Times Square. READ MORE

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