Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead) was an actor, singer and drag queen who originally appeared in movies such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, and Hairspray plus various avant-garde performances alongside San Fransisco drag collective, The Cockettes.
In the early 1980’s, Divine recorded a number of Hi-NRG singles including, amongst others, ‘Native Love’, ‘Shoot Your Shot’ and ‘Love Reaction’ produced by Bobby Orlando before gaining global success courtesy of the Barry Evangeli and Stock, Aitken & Waterman produced singles, ‘You Think You’re A Man’ and ‘I’m So Beautiful‘.
In 1984, the production duo of Danny Weiss (The Players Association) and Bobby Orlando aimed for the hip hop/electro market with ‘Divine Madness’. Rather than a stand-alone release, the track featured vocal samples from Divine’s previous releases and was a favourite for the b-boys at the time.
Sadly, Divine passed away in 1988, just prior to an appearance on the US sitcom, Married With Children.