BetteBack: The Day of the Child Benefit for the Children of Cambodia

TUESDAY, J U NE 3, 1980
For the Kids

NEW YORK (UPI) – “The Divine Miss M” did her gig Sunday in New York for the sake of starving Cambodian children. Bette Midler sang ‘The Rose” and “Friends,” and ran her boyfriend Ernie – “the 94-year-old wonder” – over the usual comedic coals at the Beacon theater for “Day of the Child” festivities.

She was backed only by a piano player and two singers – collectively known as “The Musicians Took a Powder on Us.”

Organizer Allen Rafalson says the concert raised about $8,000.

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