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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Did You Know Bette Midler Contributed Lyrics To Dr. John’s Classic Hit “Right Place, Wrong Time”? (Video Included) – One Of My All Time Favorite Songs!

Offbear Magazine
300 Songs For 300 Years: Keyboardists
MAY 9, 2018by: BRETT MILANO

Jerry Wexler, Bette Midler, and Dr John

“Right Place, Wrong Time”
Dr. John, 1973

This track was a high-water mark for New Orleans music in the ’70s, putting Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and the Meters into the Top Ten at once (the single peaked at number nine). Unlike all other Dr. John albums, the two he made with Toussaint (In the Right Place and Desitively Bonnaroo) were full collaborations that featured Rebennack mainly just as writer and singer; the funky electric piano on this song was Toussaint and the Meters provided the groove (the guitar solo was a New York session guy, David Spinozza). The Doctor had some high-profile help with the lyrics pf this song: According to his autobiography, Bob Dylan came up with “I was on the right trip, but it must have been the wrong car”; Bette Midler followed with “My head was in a bad place, I don’t know what it’s there for”; Texas legend Doug Sahm kicked some words in as well. The daring-for-the-charts line about “the right vein, must have been the wrong arm” was apparently Rebennack’s own. He also claimed that the line about “needing a little brain salad surgery” (yes, the line Emerson, Lake & Palmer borrowed for an album title) was Ninth Ward neighborhood slang for oral sex, but it’s hard to imagine anybody else dreaming that one up. Read More

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Good Songs That Will Make You Instantly Weep

Times Union
Hoffman Files
Songs that will make you instantly weep
By Rob Hoffman on May 3, 2018 at 5:24 AM

Bette Midler, Sad Songs, The Rose

If you’re a man of a certain age, (Let’s call that age 53 and 3/4) then there’s probably a pretty good chance you’re a fan of the movie This is Spinal Tap.  The film directed by Rob Reiner, his very first movie, is the story of a fictionalized band by the name of Spinal Tap, and it chronicles its rise, fall, deeper fall, and sort of rise back to the middle.  The movie is shot in documentarian style, and it began the genre’ often copied by one of the film’s writers and performers, Christopher Guest, known as the “Mockumentary.” Read More

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber Explains His Juiciest Memoir Stories: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Princess Di

Billboard
Andrew Lloyd Webber Explains His Juiciest Memoir Stories, From Princess Diana’s Splits to Barbra Streisand Walking Out on ‘Cats’
3/2/2018 by Mickey Rapkin

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Famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memoir, Unmasked, hits stores March 6, and it’s a doorstop at 528 pages. It’s also brutally honest, with the man who created Evita and Cats recounting his days at Oxford (he basically got kicked out) through to the opening night of The Phantom of the Opera. The 69-year-old explains some key takeaways from the tome.

Princess Diana Did The Splits Backstage At Cats

At a performance of Cats, Princess Diana and Prince Charles went backstage after the show to say hello to Lloyd Webber, and he ended up getting more than he expected. “I think Charles said, ‘I can’t believe how these dancers do these sorts of things,’ and [Diana] said, ‘Well, it goes this way…’ and she did the splits. A little bit of the royal personage, more than you normally would have seen, was revealed.” Read More

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Bette Midler and Nona Hendryx (Labelle) First met in a gay bathhouse

New York Post
Bette Midler and Nona Hendryx first met in a gay bathhouse
By Hardeep Phull
September 18, 2017

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Most music fans know Nona Hendryx as a member of Labelle, the trio of divas who scored a No. 1 hit in 1974 with “Lady Marmalade.” But the 72-year-old soul sister has worked with everyone from Keith Richards to the Talking Heads over her illustrious career.

For her latest project, she’s working with guitarist Gary Lucas to reinterpret the complex but brilliant experimental rock of Captain Beefheart (they play Joe’s Pub on Wednesday). Here, the long-time Upper West Side resident tells Hardeep Phull about her New York weekends. Read More

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Monday, October 24, 2016

BetteBack January 16, 1974: Expert Peruses Shoes For Fashion Views

Lebanon Daily News
January 16, 1974

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Kooky Bette Midler, the 5 Ft one rock-roll singer whose ’40s clothes are custom made by Bob DeMora, wears one of her six exaggerated high platform shoes bought “for practically nothing” from thrift shops. She wears the same shoes over and over again.

“That girl emulates the spirit of Mae West,” says Regensburg. She has a large bosom and accentuates her curves by wearing old clothes that whittle her waistline. And those shoes, which are really outrageous, have become part of her sex appeal.” Read More

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Notes From Bette Midler’s Carole Bayer Sager Interview (Thanks Christy Labonte!)

Notes From Bette Midler’s Carole Bayer Sager Interview (Thanks Christy Labonte!)
By Christy Labonte
October 17, 2016

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Great story about her and Bette writing a song together. Carole goes to Bette’s house. Bette was renting a house in Bel-Air. Bruce Roberts was there. Bette says to Carole “Okay Carole, we aren’t going to write songs about rain or this or that like you usually do” so Bette starts looking in books and she goes “Lengthy, why don’t you ever use the word lengthy in one of your songs?” LOL Carole says to her “Bette, I’ve been writing very simple songs for years” Bette replies to her “Well now you’re going to write a different one and these will be hits too.” That last quote is a bit off from what she actually said, but close enough. Bette chimed in that she wanted to write a song like the Beatles. It was a very funny story. They also talked about how Bette gave her the Oscar for Arthur’s Theme and they were still in the middle of their riff and Carole said she remembered she told Bette how happy she was that she was giving her the award. Those are the tidbits that had to do with the two of them. She was a great interviewer. Read More

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Best Musical Guests on ‘The Simpsons’

Billboard
The Best Musical Guests on ‘The Simpsons’
9/26/2016
by Aly Semigran

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On Sunday night (Sept. 25) The Simpsonsentered its perfectly cromulent 28thseason.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”)

One of the best things about The Simpsons has always been their memorable musical moments, whether they are taking in a Broadway musical (“I love you, Dr. Zaius!”), or breaking into a show tune of their own (“Monoraiiiiiil!”). Read More

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BetteBack January 17, 1997: Miss M is Divine in Las Vegas

Santa Ana Orange County Register
January 17, 1997

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That Bette Midler!

One minute, she gets down and dirty in a bawdy burlesque number, next, she spouts obscenity-spiked jokes, then she blossoms into a glamorous diva belting out spine-tingling ballads.

All sides of the Divine One’s stage persona can be seen in “Diva Las Vegas,” a two-hour concert airing Saturday on HBO.

It’s definitely not the frumpy Bette you saw in “The First Wives Club.”

She’s a slimmed-down, outright babe, and she won’t let you forget it. Her second song is “I Look Good,” and she repeatedly asks the audience, “Don’t I look good?” as she struts across the stage in strappy black wheels, skin-tight black pants and a glittering
black top beneath a mop of blond ringlets. 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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Friday, April 1, 2016

BetteBack July 15, 1995: Remembering Live Aid

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
July 15, 1995

American singer Bette Midler performs at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia Pa. during the Live Aid famine relief concert July 13, 1985. (AP Photo/ Amy Sancetta)

If you’re old enough to remember “Live Aid,” then you know exactly where you were July 13, 1985.

In front of a TV set.

A 16-hour all-star concert simultaneously staged at London’s Wembley Stadium and Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium, “Live Aid” was carried live on MTV while ABC and a network of independent outlets aired segments throughout the day. VH1 will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the event today by airing eight hours of musical highlights beginning at 1 p.m. Read More

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