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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Photo: Now here’s an iconic photo: Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher. Looks like the night Bette won the Ruby Award For Entertainer Of The Year in 1973

Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher
Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher
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Friday, August 3, 2018

BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES

Billboard Magazine
BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES
August 1, 2018

Bette Midler

List BASED on DATA from August 4, 1958 … to July 21, 2018 AAA

60. Juice Newton

59. Carole King

58. Stevie Nicks

57. Amy Grant

56. Missy Elliott

55. Faith Hill

54. Chaka Khan

53. Jody Watley

52. Avril Lavigne

51. Pat Benatar

50. Anne Murray

49. Ashanti

48. Bette Midler

47. Aaliyah

46. ??Natalie Cole

45. Fergie

44. Petula Clark

43. Miley Cyrus

42. Brandy

41. Carly Simon

40. Sheena Easton Read More

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Buzzy Linhart Suffers Major Seizure, Recovering in Hospital – He Wrote Bette’s Signature Song – “Friends”

VVN Music
Buzzy Linhart Suffers Major Seizure, Recovering in Hospital
6:52 PM -News-, Buzzy Linhart
by VVN Music

Buzzy Linhart, Bette Midler

Multi-instrumentalist and recording artist Buzzy Linhart suffered what is described as a “major seizure event” on Tuesday (May 29) and remains in the hospital recovering.

Buzzy’s son, Xeno David Rasmusson, posted about the situation on Tuesday:

Hey Friends, my father Buzzy Linhart had a major seizure event this morning and is in the ICU at Alta Bates in Berkeley. He is sedated, intubated and resting after a lot of testing today. MRI came back normal, so we are hopeful he will emerge from sedation in the morning. Room mate Lenny acted quickly so the care was delivered quickly, so for now all we can do is rest, pray, and fire up the Buzzy Linhart music. @linhartbuzzy #buzzylovesyou Read More

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem?—Writer’s Cut

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem?—?Writer’s Cut
By Courtney E. Smith
May 5, 2018

Bette Midler, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Sexism

Here are few more examples of legendary female artists who have not only not been inducted but haven’t even been nominated: Ella Fitzgerald, Cher (as a solo artist, she has been considered with ex-husband Sonny), Joan Baez, Diana Ross (as a solo artist), Dionne Warwick, Stevie Nicks (as a solo artist), Nina Simone (writer’s note: was finally inducted in 2018), Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Grace Jones, The Shangri-Las and Tina Turner (as a solo artist, she was inducted with her abusive ex-husband Ike Turner). Read More

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Monday, March 5, 2018

The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category – Bette Midler Proves It In One Segment

The Washington Post
The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category
By Dan Zak
March 2 at 1:42 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Phil Collins grasps his Oscar in 2000; Robin Williams performs “Blame Canada” the same year; Mariah Carey, left, and Whitney Houston perform “When You Believe” in 1999; and, from left, Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager claim their shared prize in 1982. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images; Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images; Clary/AFP/Getty Images; ABC/Getty Images)

Remember when Ann Reinking lip-synced — and danced to — “Against All Odds,” the No. 1 hit by Phil Collins from the movie of the same name, at the Academy Awards in 1985? No?

It was nearly five minutes of theatrical fog, odd lunges and wide-eyed emoting, and Collins had to watch the slow-motion oddity from his seat. The academy wanted a “variety” of entertainers to perform the nominees for best original song, so it didn’t enlist the English rocker, then at the peak of his career. Read More

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

What to Expect From the Hocus Pocus Musical Parody

Playbill
What to Expect From the Hocus Pocus Musical Parody
BY MICHAEL GIOIA
SEP 28, 2016

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The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Hocus Pocus will cast a spell on Los Angeles beginning tomorrow, but before it takes the stage at Rockwell, Marissa Jaret Winokur spills the beans on what to expect.

First and foremost, “it’s not for kids,” Winokur says, “and I have so many friends who are like, ‘Oh! I’m buying tickets for me and my kids!’ And I [say], ‘Well, you need to be inviting your friends and getting a babysitter’ because it’s [at] a nightclub… It’s a bar. We say, ’f*ck!’” Read More

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bette Midler and Carole Bayer Sager Set for 92Y Talk

Playbill
Bette Midler and Carole Bayer Sager Set for 92Y Talk
BY ADAM HETRICK
AUG 30, 2016

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Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Bette Midler, who will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, will appear at the 92Y October 17 in a special 7 PM conversation with Oscar and Grammy winner Carole Bayer Sager.

Sager, who co-wrote such songs as “Nobody Does It Better,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and the Broadway musical They’re Playing Our Song, has recently completed her memoir, also titled They’re Playing Our Song, which hits stores October 18. Read More

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Carole Bayer Sager Lands Deal With Simon & Schuster

Galley Cat
Carole Bayer Sager Lands Deal With Simon & Schuster
By Maryann Yin on Mar. 24, 2016 – 9:45 AM

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Carole Bayer Sager has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster. The renowned songwriter has written a memoir entitled They’re Playing Our Song.

The title of Sager’s book comes from the 1978 hit musical; she wrote the lyrics for the songs featured in this show. The publisher has scheduled the release date for October 2016.

Here’s more from the press release: “For five decades, Carole Bayer Sager has been among the most admired and successful songwriters at work, responsible for lyrics to ‘Nobody Does It Better,’ ‘A Groovy Kind of Love,’ ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud,’ and the theme from the movie Arthur, ‘The Best That You Can Do.’ In her memoir, she describes her many collaborations, including work with Peter Allen, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, and Frank Sinatra.” ( Read More

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

BetteHead Jann Arden Releases Second CD Of Covers…Some Bette Staples Included

Mister D: And thanks to Allison and Darrell for turning me on to Ms Arden’s music! The songs on this CD that will interest Bette Midler fans are…You Don’t Own Me, Glory of Love, and Is That All There Is?

The Windsor Star
Jann Arden uncovers pop standards
September 20, 2012

Jann Arden has only just started working on her personal songbook.

The 50-year-old singer, who performs Friday at Caesars Windsor’s Colosseum, has released a second collection of covers, Uncover Me 2, and if she has her way there will be many more. Read More

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BetteBack 1974: Bette Nominated For Three Grammy Awards

Van Nuys Valley News And Green Sheet
Stevie Wonder Leads List of Candidates for Grammys
January 18, 1974

Blind singer-composer Stevie Wonder, with six nominations, led the list of candidates yesterday for the music industry’s coveted Grammy Awards.

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the nominations during a news Conference at the Hollywood Palladium. Presentations will be made on March 2.

Sponsors said final ballots were mailed to judges this week. There were 261 nominations in 46 categories. Read More

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