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Saturday, September 30, 2017

She Kissed A Girl: Jill Sobule – Bette Midler Recorded One Of Her Songs – Never Released

Out
She Kissed A Girl: Jill Sobule
BY BELISSA COHEN
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This article originally appeared in the June 1995 issue of OUT.

It’s the sort of daydream around which Jill Sobule might fashion one of her whimsical songs: she was hanging around her house in Los Angeles, in her pajamas, when a talent scout who had acquired her demo tape purely by accident called to invite her to perform at the Atlantic Records office the next day. Two days later, he called again—from an airplane— to tell Sobule she was as good as signed. All this as a result of “demos that my previous manager, who dropped me, said were ‘Terrible! You’re never gonna get anywhere!’” Read More

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

Kingsport Times
March 3, 1975

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Stevie Wonder and Olivia Newton-John took ho.me most of the marbles at Saturday night’s Grammy award presentations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Wonder, the blind rock singer who had his first hit record at the age of 13, was named top male vocalist of 1974. He also won three other awards, including the Best Album of the Year honor for “Fulfillingness’ First Finale.”

Miss Newton-John, who last year was named the best female country vocalist, won the Record of the Year Award for her “I Honestly Love You.” She was also named the best female pop vocalist for 1974. Read More

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BetteBack November 30, 1974: What’s Bette Midler Like?

Dunkirk Evening Observer
November 30, 1974

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WILL THE REAL BETTE MIDLER . . .? What’s she like, the Divine Miss M? Well, she is a nice girl who tends to be almost square in spite of her avant-garde cult of fans. Bette usually falls in love too easily but with really nice guys. Her current one is a backstage union member she met during her Broadway concert. Bette is driving everybody crazy lately with her, “I don’t want to work” decision and the rumor’s around that she fought with Paul Simon during their record session together (not yet released). But Bette will be okay. She’s a terrific girl. Read More

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bette TV Series – Episode 14 – The Invisible Mom – 2000

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Friday, March 31, 2017

1995 – Stardust – Tribute To Joe Layton – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BetteBack February 11, 1974: As the World Rocks . . .

Albuquerque Journal
As the World Rocks . . .
February 11, 1974

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Rock music is a uniquely American contribution to the world. Its roots can be traced all the way back to the Negro spiritual, sung by slaves in North America in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. The spirituals evolved into the blues, from which came rock.

IT WAS A former country-western singer, Bill Haley, who unwittingly started rock’s wide popularity.

His hit, “Rock Around the Clock,” which was a watereddown imitation of the black rhythm and blues style, became a world-wide hit in 1955. Read More

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Friday, September 30, 2016

BetteBack December 30, 1973: Has Success Spoiled Bette Midler?

Athens News Courier
December 30, 1973

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Has success spoiled Bette Midler? According to the grapevine, it has. The “ devine” Miss Midler is fast becoming the female counterpart of ELVIS PRESLEY. I’m told she’s equally as difficult to reach.

Bette Midler On Martin: “My husband’s a great guy. He has an artist’s soul, ability and drive. He’s working on his first feature film, and yes, I could have a part in it but I don’t know if I want it. He accepts my help when I give it to him, but he doesn Read More

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Daily Review
December 14, 1973

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BETTE MIDLER – By Bette Midler on Atlantic.

Bette’s first album was a once-in-a-lifetime shot where she brought back some oldies as only she could. Her recent effort is just as good, with a little more background than before, which is just what the Divine Miss M needed to keep her!940’s style up.

The album was produced excellently by Arif Mardin and Barry Manilow. Some of the tunes on the record are “Skylark,” “Drinking Again.”
In The Mood” and “Uptown—Da Doo Run Run.” Read More

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Barbra Streisand’s year of singing dangerously

Philly.com
Barbra Streisand’s year of singing dangerously
by David Patrick Stearns
AUGUST 16, 2016

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For the first time in decades, Barbra Streisand is singing dangerously. Often.

Not because her voice has suddenly regained what it has gradually lost over the years. When Streisand, 74, opened the East Coast leg of her tour Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, her voice had a thinning tone, raspy edges, and an occasional frog in the throat. Sorry, the world has not yet invented cosmetic surgery for vocal cords. Read More

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album: “I’m mortified. I’d really like Rosemary to win that Grammy. I can’t believe I’m up against her. I’m going to look into withdrawing…

Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album: “I’m mortified. I’d really like Rosemary to win that Grammy. I can’t believe I’m up against her. I’m going to look into withdrawing. I just think it’s bad form if I won. You know, she never won a Grammy.” (Rome News-Tribune – Jan 20, 2004)

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.

Why Are People Still Asking Whether Women Can Be Funny? – Neighbors 2 co-stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne weighed in. Read More

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