Mister D: And Stevie Nicks sang “The Rose!” Â I’d give an arm to hear that!
Her mantle must be sagging by now under the weight of the three Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, and a special Tony Award she’s collected over her 40-year career.
And yet music legend Bette Midler proved how fabulous 66 could look tonight as she accepted yet another accolade — the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award — while mingling with other music greats at the 43rd Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in Manhattan.
The Beaches star looked gorgeous at tonight’s event held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel where she wore a tasteful, lady-like lacy teal dress with a matching cardigan and a pair of silver peep-toe pumps.
Fabulous after 60: Music legend Bette Midler posed with Emmylou Harris and Stevie Nicks before accepting the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Songwriters Hall of Fame induction in Manhattan
Legendary trio: The 66-year-old quickly tweeted this picture of herself with ‘two of the most beautiful voices in American Music’:
With her blonde hair coiffed in soft curls, the legendary diva kept things simple with minimal makeup and jewellery.
The 64-year-old Fleetwood Mac frontwoman rocked an all-black ensemble with a blazer over a drapey LBD, leggings, and suede booties.
Meanwhile silver-haired Emmylou, 65, covered up in multiple layers, including a sheer cover-up, red embroidered long-sleeve mini-dress, black maxi skirt, and boots.
Bette joked that she was ‘slapping on her face’ for the star-studded dinner, and she also posted a picture of herself with songwriter Hal David, who wrote ‘some of the greatest songs in the history of American Music.’
The Divine Miss M: With her blonde hair coiffed in soft curls, Bette looked healthy and happy in her tasteful, lady-like lacy teal dress with a matching cardigan and a pair of silver peep-toe pumps
Honorees: Aside from Midler, British crooner Tom Jones was also inducted the Songwriters Hall of Fame held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Along with Burt Bacharach, David was awarded the 2011 Gershwin Prize and produced hits like ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,’ ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love,’ and ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You.’
According to Playbill, the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award is only presented to industry veterans like Midler, who are ‘acknowledged as pioneers in their craft, whose body of work over time has been substantial, enduring and influential, and whose success and contributions over a lifetime have inspired the music community.’
The organisations chairman, Jimmy Webb, said The Rose singer ‘captivated the world’ with her ‘stylish presentation and unmistakable voice, making each song her own.’
Midler’s next film, Parental Guidance, also stars Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei and will be released on Christmas day.
The comedy focuses on a grandfather who finds himself having to take care of his three grandkids using 21st century methods, but he soon resorts to an old-school style of parenting.
British crooner Tom Jones was also inducted the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as Fantasticks and 110 in the Shade writer Harvey Schmidt, Bob Seger, Jim Steinman, Gordon Lightfoot, and Don Schlitz.
Attendees: Handsome Broadway star Cheyenne Jackson dazzled in his classic tuxedo while Emmylou Harris covered up in multiple layers
Rockers: American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis flashed Satan horns for the camera as Meatloaf was escorted by his female lead vocalist since 1993 Patti Russo\
Dave Grohl, Lyle Lovett, Meat Loaf, Cheyenne Jackson, and Constantine Maroulis were among the performers and presenters at the annual event.
A barely-recognizable Kenny Rogers spoke onstage and performed at the event.
The 73-year-old country singer has often admitted going under the knife back in 1997 when he married the much younger Wanda Miller.
‘Iâ€™m the plastic surgery king. Iâ€™m a bionic man! Every part of my body has been scooped or something at one time,’ Rogers once told the National Enquirer.
‘I kind of wish I hadnâ€™t done it. Looking back at some pictures of myself, my eyes were a lot warmer than they are now, and I miss that.’
Singing and speaking:Ne-Yo performed and presented at the event while Bob Seger was inducted the Songwriters Hall of Fame
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