The Day of the Child Benefit for the Children of Cambodia
June 1, 1980 at Beacon Theatre in New York City, New York
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 – “the 94-year-old wonder” – 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 – collectively known as “The Musicians Took a Powder on Us.”
Organizer Allen Rafalson says the concert raised about $8,000.