Bette Midler To Host BBC 2 Radio Special September 28 2014

Bette Midler For The Girls
Sunday 28 September


In a special show for Radio 2, actress and singer Bette Midler celebrates the music of her favourite girl groups.

The programme features tracks from 1930s stars The Boswell Singers and war-time favourites The Andrews Sisters, all the way through to The Spice Girls and Wilson Phillips. And there’s a selection of hits from The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups, and many more.

Bette said: “A long, long, time ago I fell in love with voices in harmony. It almost didn’t matter what the songs were… it was the sound of human voices blending together. I never recovered from that initial assault on my senses and, in particular, I loved female voices singing together. Growing up when I did, I was lucky enough to hear and fall in love with so many great girl groups – these girls had A SOUND!”

Plus, there are new examples of how the music of these girl groups has influenced Bette Midler’s own recordings.

Presenter/ Bette Midler, Producer/ Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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2 thoughts on “Bette Midler To Host BBC 2 Radio Special September 28 2014

  1. One of the Boswell Sister’s biggest hits (1931-1932) is titled “It’s the Girl”, and appears on many of their albums, including one titled “It’s the Girls”. I have a feeling that Bette’s new CD may feature that song, even if as an introduction (?).

    Also, any word on Bette’s release date for the CD changing? One website changed the date from 11/4 to 11/10, but others have it as postponed, with no set date.

    1. The last date I got was the 4th from her people but you’re right…it could change. I was told the press release would come out the 23rd of this month so keep your eyes open for that. Teasers for the album start running tomorrow. Let me know if you see or hear anything before I do…xx

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