Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEWS: The Daily Mail

Hanging with the gang: On Monday Madonna shared this throwback photo taken in the late 70s or early 80s with, from left, Diana Ross, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers and her boyfriend, drummer John 'Jellybean' Benitez taken at New York's Paradise Garage club

Hung Up on the past! Madonna goes back to the '80s posting vintage snaps on Instagram... including one with Diana Ross
She is a pop superstar who recently released her thirteenth studio album Rebel Heart. 
But it seems Madonna has been in a reflective mood for the past week, posting throwback photos from the beginning of her career in the 1980s on social media.
The latest one, posted by the 56-year-old on Monday, showed the hitmaker in a black and white snap with a group of friends that she captioned: 'Nile Rodgers, Diana Ross, Jellybean and me wearing a skirt Keith Haring. Painted for me! Doesn't get much better!! ❤️#rebelhearts.'

The pals were partying at Paradise Garage, a New York club and disco that operated from 1977 to 1987. Nile was the guitarist for Chic who went on to produce her second album, Like A Virgin, in 1984, while drummer and producer John 'Jellybean' Benitez, was Madonna's boyfriend at the time.
The fact that she was wearing a skirt painted for her by hip artist and social activist Keith Haring showed how linked into popular culture the starlet was even then. Keith died in 1990 of AIDS related complications aged 31.
And of course, she couldn't resist a shoutout to her new hit album, with the hashtag Rebel Hearts, which she used for her four throwback photos. 

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