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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Video: The Cher Show With Bette Midler, Elton John, And Flip Wilson – Complete – 1975

Bette Midler and Cher 1975

The Cher Show With Bette Midler, Elton John, And Flip Wilson

Now this is what a TV special is supposed to be like!  On February 12, 1975, a Wednesday night, CBS pulled off quite a coup when Cher hosted a gala telecast with Bette Midler and Elton John as her guests (comedian Flip Wilson too) – three fledgling superstars, all of them gay icons, together on network TV.  They were all about the same age – Midler was just 29, Cher 28 and Elton was one month from turning 28.  Cher, however, was clearly the veteran as she’d been in the public eye since she and Sonny married and had a #1 song with I Got You Babe ten years earlier. Among the performances, Cher sang Bennie & the Jets with Elton and did a “Trashy Ladies Medley” with the Divine Miss M.  But perhaps the highlight was their medley of Motown hits (e.g. Proud Mary, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough) shown in the following clip:    ...  Read More

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Flashback Medley – The Cher Special 1975 – Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, and Flip Wilson #bettemidler #cher #eltonjohn #flipwilson #motownmedley

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Flashback Medley – The Cher Special 1975 – Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, and Flip Wilson #bettemidler #cher #eltonjohn #flipwilson #motownmedley

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Bette Midler made her appearance on the first Cher show

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Bette Midler made her appearance on the first Cher show special, Feb 16, 1975. Other guests included Elton John and Flip Wilson. Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
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