Born Today: September 7, 1957 - Jermaine Stewart

Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 — March 17, 1997) Jermaine Stewart was an American born pop singer, best known for his hits "The Word Is Out" from his debut album of the same name, and "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" from the album Frantic Romantic. I always thought it was strange during the 1980's that audiences believed that artists like Jermaine and Boy George were straight. I guess it made it more comfortable for them to twirl around in leg warmers and bandanas with mullet hair cuts to their songs. Poor gender confused Jermaine Stewart died in 1997 of liver cancer caused by AIDS.

Witness his confusion in the video for “The Word Is Out”

1 comment:

  1. The word is "out" indeed.

    I'm ashamed to admit that I only recently
    realized "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" had a gay subtext.
    Takes me a while.