With incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn (which premiered in Potsdam on Oct. 14, 1843), and choreography by Njinsky’s sister, it wins Academy awards for Best Cinematography (the result of a write-in campaign) and Best Film Editing.
First mainstream US#1 rap album
The first hip-hop LP to top the Billboard 200 chart, it sells 5 million copies. The cut (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right helped a little.
The original album title? ‘Don’t Be A Faggot’. Columbia talked Russell Simmons into getting that fixed.