Syracuse Post Standard
June 3, 1980
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 â€” “the 94-year-old wonder” â€” 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 â€” collectively known as “The Musicians Took a Powder on Us.”
Organizer Allen Rafalson says the concert raised about $8,000.