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BetteBack October 22, 1975: Liza Disses Bette!

New York Post October 22, 1975 I guess you know there’s a card-carrying, triple-A feud going…

BetteBack October 21, 1975: Bette Midler Makes Multi-Million Dollar Deal With ABC

Wichita Falls TimesOctober 21, 1975 Bette Midler is rich; just made a 3 million dollar deal…

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate Sep 4, 1975 Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing…

BetteBack August 19, 1975: Bette Midler Says Lawrence Welk Dissed Her

Wichita Falls TimesAugust 19, 1975 Bette Midler said in Playgirl magazine that Lawrence Welk was once…

BetteBack August 10, 1975: Bette Midler Discovers The Manhattan Transfer

Cedar Rapids Gazette August 10, 1975 Their story reads like a scenario out of a 1940s…

BetteBack August 9, 1975: I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she is onstage. True?

Altoona Mirror August 9, 1975 I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she…

BetteBack July 31, 1975: Bette Midler – “I hate it when they call me ugly…”

Van Nuys Valley News July 31, 1975 Inside Bette Midler, who made her reputation as the…

BetteBack July 17, 1975: ABC Offers Bette Midler A Special Deal

Harrisburg Daily Register July 17, 1975 Bette Midler, the doyenne of glitter rock, may soon be…

BetteBack July 2, 1975: Bette Midler Begins Singing Lessons

Press Telegram July 2, 1975 Bette Midler said at Stars Deli she’s taking singing lessons (Don’t…

BetteBack July 1, 1975: ‘Clams’ Breaks Broadway’s Box Office Record

Stroudsburg Pocono Record July 1, 1975 All we can conscientiously say about Bette Midler is you…

BetteBack June 13, 1975: The Divine Miss “M” scores personal success on Broadway

Mister D: It’s so funny to read these old articles to be reminded of how edgy…

BetteBack June 3, 1975: Bette Midler To Record Gospel Song

Arkansas City Traveler June 3, 1975 The gospel song Bette Midler sings in her Broadway show…

BetteBack May 29, 1975: Elton John Jealous Over Bette Midler

Mister D: Well, I don’t know if this is true or not, but if it is,…

BetteBack May 22, 1975: Bette Midler Meets Her Vickie Eydie (Including Videos)

Uniontown Morning Herald May 22, 1975 Joey Heatherton introduced another singer in her Empire Room audience:…

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution May 14, 1975 “Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss…

BetteBack May 13, 1975: Bette Midler: Still divine

South Mississippi Sun May 13, 1975 NEW YORK (UPI) — So great has been the demand…

BetteBack April 30, 1975: Bette Midler Is Back Rashy And Gimmicky (‘Clams’)

Lawton Constitiution April 30, 1975 NEW YORK (AP ) — A strenuous comeback bid is being…

BetteBack April 24, 1975: It’s a glossier Bette Midler who’s back in the Big Apple (‘Clams’)

Middletown Times Herald April 24, 1975 NEW YORK – Bette Midler, the tackiest girl in town,…

BetteBack April 20, 1975: Bette Midler’s ‘Clams’ Will Be A Rave

Colorado Springs Gazette April 20, 1975 Will the divine Miss M — Bette Midler, succeed or…

BetteBack April 16, 1975: Clams On The Half Shell Opens

Bucks County Courier April 16, 1975 BROADWAY WAS LIKE A carnival last night. Six to 7000…

BetteBack April 6, 1975: What Did Bette Midler Start Taking?

Kannapolis Daily Independent April 6, 1975 Now that she’s a star, sort of, Bette Midler decided…

Here’s Bette Midler in 1991 Talking About Geraldo Rivera Drugging and Groping Her Without Consent

Jezebel Here’s Bette Midler in 1991 Talking About Geraldo Rivera Drugging and Groping Her Without Consent…

BetteBack April 3, 1975: Bette Midler Corrects A Misunderstanding

Lima News April 3, 1975 Bette Midler arranged for Lionel Hampton to have billing on her…

BetteBack March 27, 1975: Bette Midler Supposedly Throws Temper Fit

Snyder Daily News March 27, 1975 BETTE MIDLER is up to her usual  temperamental” star routine.…

BetteBack June 1975: Bette Midler – The New Taste

In The Know Bette Midler: The New Taste June 1975 James Spada The curtain goes up…

BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph June 30, 1975 By Patricia Burstein In a…

BetteBack April 13, 1975: Bette Midler And Lionel Hamptom – The Very Odd Couple

Sunday News The Very Odd Couple April 13, 1975 By Robert Wahls AT FIRST, they seem…

BetteBack April 12, 1975: Bette’s Back Big Time

Emporia Gazette Bette’s Back By Craig Zadan April 12, 1975 THE CRUSH of bridge chairs forms…

BetteBack March 27, 1975: What Did Bette Mean By Her Cher Joke At The Grammy’s?

Charleston Gazette March 27, 1975 Q. ”On the recent Grammy Awards, what did Bette Midler mean…

BetteBack March 25, 1975: Bette Midler Hits The Recording Studio

Arkansas City Traveler March 25, 1975 Bette Midler has been recording in New York’s Secret Sound…

BetteBack March 21, 1975: Is Bette Midler Filming A TV Series?

Charleston Gazette March 21, 1975 Q. — I was told that Bette Midler is going to…

BetteBack April 1, 1975: Review Of Preview Of “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” Before NYC

The Evening Bulletin April 1, 1975 By Matt Mansker Broadway ought to be girding for the…

BetteBack March 10, 1975: Why Did Bette Midler Drop Out Of Sight?

Lima News March 10, 1975 Q: Didn’t Bette Midler drop out of sight for awhile ?…

July 12, 1979 – First Sneak Preview Of The Rose Held In Portland Oregon

Seattle Daily Times Wednesday, July 11, 1979

BetteBack April 2, 1975: Bette Midler Says New Show Is A New Level Of Taste

Defiance Crescent News April 2, 1975 Bette Midler, opening April 14 at the Minskoff Theater, says…

BetteBack March 8, 1975: Was Bette Midler In A Broadway Show?

Alton Telegraph March 8, 1975 Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler…

BetteBack March 3, 1975: Is Bette Midler going to appear on TV as a regular on a show without singing?

News Journal Mansfield March 3, 1975 Q. – I was told that Bette Midler is going…

BetteBack March 3, 1975: Friends Commission Neon Portrait Of Midler

Ames Daily Tribune March 3, 1975 NEW YORK (UPI) — Rudi Stern says neon has been…

BetteBack March 3, 1975: Bette Midler Presents Stevie Wonder With Best Album Of The Year At The Grammy’s

Kingsport Times March 3, 1975 Stevie Wonder and Olivia Newton-John took ho.me most of the marbles…

BetteBack February 28, 1975: Bette Midler To Appear On The 1975 Grammy’s

Defiance Crescent News February 28, 1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, David Bowie,…

BetteBack February 21, 1975: Bette Midler Takes In “The Ritz”

Logansport Pharos Tribune February 21, 1975 Bette Midler saw the raunchy-hit “The Ritz” and howled at…

Betteback February 19, 1975: Bette Midler Confirms Her Guest For Broadway Run

Doylestown Intelligencer February 19, 1975 Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening…

BetteBack February 18, 1975: Paul Simon Backs Out Of Duet With Bette Midler

Gastonia Gazette February 18, 1975 Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help…

BetteBack February 13, 1975: Cher comes back – A TV Review

Appleton Post Crescent February 13, 1975 Once upon a time there lived a couple named Sonny…

BetteBack February 12, 1975: Bette Midler Wants A Certain Someone To Tour With Her

Chester Delaware County Daily Times February 12, 1975 Bette Midler would like Cab Calloway to tour…

BetteBack April 23, 1975: Vito Russo Interviews Bette Midler

The Advocate Exclusive Bette Midler Interview April 23, 1975 By Vito Russo NEW YORK, NY: Don’t…

BetteBack February 11, 1975: Bette Midler Slated For Big Broadway Return

Anderson Herald Bulletin February 11, 1975 20-20 News: Bette Midler is set for a “big Broadway…

BetteBack February 8, 1975: What To Expect On The Cher Special

Hillsdale Daily News February 8, 1975 Music: Elton John sings hit version of the Beatle’s song…

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times February 6, 1975 There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his…

BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette February 4, 1975 Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into…