Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bootleg Betty Is Officially Closed! Long Live Bette Midler!

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It’s that time. Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty is officially closed. I will leave the site up for archival purposes, so I hope you can still enjoy and use that information.

Thank you all for the wonderful support over the years. I really appreciated the comments, facebook messages, emails, cards, and phone calls. It is quite overwhelming.

I’d like to thank a few people who have been instrumental in BLB’s success over the years: Darrell Redmond, Barry Shermer, Steve Weiner, Tom Miro, Sammy Miro, and Nicola Calder. They all helped with the foundation of the site. Read More

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BetteBack: Divine Miss M not so crazy

Madison Wisconsin State Journal
March 27, 1983

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NEW YORK — All spruced up in V-necked cashmere, knit ties and tweed, walking sensibly in short chunky heels and plain cloth coats, couples collect at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, the city’s most elegant hall.

Filing past posters advertising $2 tours, they move with the contentment of middle class and middle age toward their reserved, $30 seats.

But wait! A rising curtain reveals no rows of musicians outfitted in black tie and tails; not even a poised pianist emerges to greet the expectant horde. Instead, a smear of purple, a flash of pink, the rumble of a rock beat — and a diva of another disorder. Read More

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