Tag Archives: Donna Summer

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Audio: Bad Girls – Bette Midler and Donna Summer – 2003

Bette Midler and Donna Summer – Hulaween 2003
Bad Girls – Bette Midler and Donna Summer – 2003
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Audio: Bette Midler and Donna Summer – Hot Stuff – Hulaween 2003

Bette Midler and Donna Summer – Hot Stuff – Hulaween 2003 (Bette Sings First)
Bette making some Rose moves with Donna to the side.
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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, 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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Friday, October 12, 2012

The 2013 Rock And Roll Nominations: No Bette, But We Have A Bette Ally!

CantonRep
The Farr Side: Heart of Rock and Roll Hall
By David Farr
10/10/2012

Each year, I’m usually geeked to learn who made the cut when the nominees are announced for the Rock Hall of Fame. That is, until they’re made known. Then I’m usually miffed.

The term “rock ‘n’ roll” means different things to different people, thus we have the class of 2013 nominees. They include first-timers Rush, Deep Purple, NWA, Public Enemy, Albert King, The Marvelettes and Procol Harum, along with the previously nominated Chic, Heart, Donna Summer, Kraftwerk, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Randy Newman, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Meters. Read More

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Jukebox: Same Songs, Other Voices Up And Running ~ Oct 2012

This playlist features songs that Bette Midler has performed/recorded at one point in her life, but sung here by other artists/songwriters….some versions may be good, and some very, very BAD!

This month contains such performers as Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter, Janis Ian, Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones, Nancy Sinatra, Belinda Carlisle, Donna Summer, Bebe Neuwirth, and more!

To listen: Click Here

Bette Midler Writes Song With Janis Ian ~ “I Will Bring You Spring” (Thanks Ron!) Read More

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Liz Smith Remembers Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” At Hulaween 2003

chicagotribune.com
Donna Summer — we loved to love her, baby
By Liz Smith, Tribune Media Services
May 21, 2012

Photo: Barry Shermer

“GOD HAD to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.” — Donna Summer

DIM ALL the lights … what a shock — Donna Summer’s death from cancer last week. A little bit of my relative youth gone. How well I recall nights at Studio 54, and other clubs of the ’70s and ’80s, with Donna’s groundbreaking music blaring.

In 2003, I attended Bette Midler‘s Hulaween Ball. Donna was the special guest entertainment. She had been laying low for a few years. The audience was tense with anticipation. Donna appeared, gorgeous. She opened her mouth, began to sing and it was Studio 54 all over again. Still magnificent. The entire audience went berserk. By the time she finished, delirium had set in. Read More

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Donna Summer: Celebrities Reflect On The “Last Dance”

New York Times
May 18, 2012
Memories of Donna’s Disco Nights
By JACOB BERNSTEIN

IN 1975, a 26-year-old singer who called herself Donna Summer floated onto the scene with “Love to Love You Baby.” Produced by the Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, it became a sensation, 17 minutes of a woman oohing and aahing as if in a state of ecstasy.

For the next half a decade, there almost wasn’t a nightclub in America that didn’t play Ms. Summer’s songs or anyone who came of age during the disco era who won’t forever associate her with that hedonistic time. Read More

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Monday, June 27, 2011

BetteBack: Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler host MTV’s first annual video awards show

THE CAPITAL TIMES,
MTV to broadcast video music awards show
Friday, Sept. 14,1984

Rock videos will be honored during the live telecast tonight of the “First Annual MTV Video Music Awards.” The ceremony begins at 9 p.m. on cable MTV and will feature live performances by musical groups as well as spotlighting the. year in video music, special effects and the making of rock videos.

Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd will host the MtV event.

Major categories and nominees are:

Best Video: “You Might Think” (the Cars); “Rockit” (Herbie Hancock); “Thriller” (Michael Jackson); “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (CyndiLauper); “Every Breath You Take” (the Police). Read More

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