Bette Midler Plans Girl Group Album After Conquering Broadway
April 26, 2013
Exclusive: Now that Bette Midler has conquered Broadway”“ and without singing a note”“ there are plans afoot to revive her recording career. Midler has had tons of hits over the last 40 years including “Wind Beneath My Wings” and “Do You Wanna Dance?” But she’s been absent from the charts for far too long. I’m told that there’s a plan afoot for The Divine Miss M to be resurrected with an album tribute to girl groups like the Crystals, the Chiffons and Motown acts like Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and the Marvelettes. The plan also includes possibly recording some Phil Spector-like Christmas songs with notable back up singers and stars like Darlene Love and others from the current documentary “Twenty Five Feet from Stardom.” Back in the days of Midler’s early recordings, she often had people like Cissy Houston backing her up on girl songs such as “Uptown” and “Da Doo Ron Ron.” It’s a great idea, and I hope it comes to pass once Midler has finished up “I’ll Eat You Last” and accepted”“no doubt”“ many awards.