15. Elton John Comes Out Of The Closet
Openly gay singers are commonplace in 2011, but that was not the case back in 1976. (Many even thought that Liberace was straight.) Back then Elton John was just about the biggest rock star in the world, but when he told Rolling Stone that he was bisexual that year, his career began to crater. Letters poured into the magazine calling John a pervert, and many fans refused to continue buying his albums – though things picked up in the early Eighties.