Monthly Archives: March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jukebox: Same Songs, Other Voices

The time has come once again for songs that Bette has sung at one point in her life, but now, here, they are sung by other artists. There are a lot of good song versions this time and only a few rancid ones. Which are your favorites? Which do you hate? Anyway, try to enjoy!

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Photo: Soph

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Video: Bette Midler – The Rose (Oprah, 1995)

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BetteBack: Grammys 1981 Results

Winnipeg Free Press
Cross dominates Grammy Awards with four prizes
Thursday, February 26, 1981

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Cross, a 29-year-old pop-rock singer, gui t a r i st and songwriter who recorded his f i r st a l b um last year, domina t ed the 23rd a n n u al
G r a m my A w a r ds last n i g h t— w i n n i ng t he t op four prizes: best new a r t i s t, record, song and a l b um of the year.

And Anne Mu r r a y, with her single, Could I Have This Dance?, won the awa rd as best fema le country vocal performer. She won a Juno award in the same category in Toronto Feb. 5.
The chubby, goateed Cross, whose r e al n a me is C h r i s t o p h er Ge p p e r t, bounded repeatedly to the stage of Ma n h a t t a n ‘s Radio City Musical Ha ll to accept his awards — and also sang his hit single, Sailing — as the record indus t ry honored its best at the star-studded, na t iona l ly- t e l evi s ed ceremony.
Cross, who was bom in San An t o n i o, Tex., where his f a t h er is a doctor and his mother a nurse, recorded his debut a l b u m, Chr i s topher Cross, w i th a sixman band that also bears his name. Read More

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paul O’Grady Is A Nosey So And So…

Digital Spy
Paul O’Grady: ‘I’m a nosey so-and-so’
Wednesday, March 30 2011, 11:17am EDT
By Ryan Love, Entertainment Reporter

Paul O’Grady has admitted that he enjoys doing his chatshow because he is a “nosey so-and-so”.

The presenter will return for a previously-confirmed second series of ITV show Paul O’Grady Live on Friday, April 15.

“The reason I love doing the show so much is because I’m a nosey so-and-so,” he said. “It’s always a joy to meet someone you’ve always really wanted to meet and you’re thinking, ‘Ooh, I’m dying to chat to this one.’ Read More

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This Is All I Ask….

Mister D:

Ladies and gentlemen, I lay before you bare…well, baring my soul on behalf of Bootleg Betty. Don’t worry, she’s not going anywhere, but I could use your help. As many of you know, I’ve been on disability (I’ll leave it to the gossip mill to figure out why 🙂 ) for the last two years and am on an extremely limited income.

All I want to ask is that for those who use Amazon, please use the search engine on Bootleg Betty to order anything. I’m an affiliate, so I get a certain percentage on any product you buy on the Bootleg Betty site. It’s a very small percentage which comes out to pennies if you buy CD’s, DVD’s, or Books. But those pennies add up over time and could help defray some of the costs of running Bootleg Betty – hosting fees, different subscriptions for articles, photos that aren’t watermarked, the little bells and whistles, and manhours. While I probably won’t make back what I put in, it surely would help. (The search engines are on the right hand side, one towards the top and another about halfway down.) Read More

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Photo: “The Rose” Nominated For Three Grammys

“The Rose” Nominated For Three Grammys:

* Record Of The Year
* Song Of The Year
* Best Female Vocalist (Pop)

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Video: The Rose

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BetteBack: Grammys 1981

Mister D: That year, 1981, at the Grammys, Christopher Cross walked away with every major award – never to be heard of again. Bette won for Best Female Vocalist for “The Rose.” She was also a no show.

The Chronicle Telegram
This year’s Grammy Awards may play sentimental favorites

Those who have expressed fears that the 1980’s would be a woefully soft period in the evolution of pop music will find little to change their minds in pondering the nominations for this year’s Grammy awards. Read More

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hans’ Dirty Laundry Adelaide Fringe 2011 – I Look Good

Mister D: Not bad…And the guy does hiss own singing with his own band and goils!

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