Tag Archives: Johnny Cash

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Video: BETTE MIDLER ON THE DOWNSIDE OF STARDOM – The Mike Walsh Show 1980

So much of TV entertainment footage in the past has been wiped out, including ABC-TV’s Countdown and GTK. However the National Film & Sound Archive has started to put online footage from the daytime The Mike Walsh Show which ran in the 1970s and 1980s to a weekly audience of 5 million. Footage included Johnny Cash, Bette Midler, Village People and Queensland singing nun Sister Stansilaus Zgrajewski, whose debut appearance caused such a storm (a good one) that she was invited back the next day. Read More

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Monday, October 9, 2017

(On her VH1 Behind The Music Documentary):

(On her VH1 Behind The Music Documentary): “I was very embarrassed that there was very little scandal; there was no scandal. The worst thing was that I had a bad review. People were laughing at me.” (Rocky Mountain News, 1999) – Bette Midler

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Bette Midler mourns death of ’60s icon Leonard Cohen as celebrities express their grief on social media

Daily Mail
Bette Midler mourns death of ’60s icon Leonard Cohen as celebrities express their grief on social media
By SHYAM DODGE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 11 November 2016

Bette Midler expressed her grief over the death of 1960s icon Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Monday.

Midler, 70, tweeted upon hearing the news that the singer-songwriter had passed away at the age of 82.

She wrote: ‘Leonard Cohen has died. Another magical voice stilled.’

Bette Midler expressed her grief over the death of 1960s icon Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Monday

Bette Midler expressed her grief over the death of 1960s icon Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced on Monday Read More

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ — her star-making songs

The Seattle Times
Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ — her star-making songs
Originally published October 17, 2016 at 7:25 am
By MARK KENNEDY
The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is going back to the beginning of her career — the divine beginning.

The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner is re-releasing a deluxe version of “The Divine Miss M,” her 1972 debut album that included the hits “Do You Want To Dance,” ”Chapel Of Love,” ”Friends” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Read More

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

BetteBack June 17, 2009: DIRECTOR MARK RYDELL (“THE ROSE”) REMEMBERS BETTE MIDLER!

The Hollywood Interview
MARK RYDELL REMEMBERS BETTE MIDLER!
By By Jon Zelazny
June 17, 2009

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I haven’t seen that many of your films, so I rented The Rose (1979) last weekend as well. I was really surprised. I mean, when rock fans talk about the great rock ‘n roll movies, no one ever mentions it. But they should. What was it that attracted you to that story?

This woman turning herself inside out. The rise of an extraordinary talent—it was based on Janis Joplin.

Did you listen to rock music? Read More

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Bette Midler: The Rose – Facts And Trivia

Bette Midler: The Rose – Facts And Trivia

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What was the last question Rose asked before she died? 

Where is everybody going? ( Rose asked several different times where everybody was going. It was the last thought she had before she died.)

Where did Rose die?  

On stage ( Rose died on stage while she was performing.)

Who did Rose call just before she took the fatal overdose?

Her parents ( Rose called her parents and told them the only way to take a break and stop the endless tour was just to make up your mind and stop.) Read More

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today in Music History

The Province
Today in Music History
A look at events from past Oct. 30ths

In 1908, Patsy Montana, the first woman in country music to have a million-selling record, was born in Hot Springs, Ark. She accomplished the feat with her 1935 recording of “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” She died in Nashville on May 3, 1996.

In 1939, Eddie Holland, one-third of Motown’s famous songwriting team of Holland, Dozier and Holland, was born in Detroit. Eddie, along with his brother, Brian, and Lamont Dozier, wrote more than 25 top-10 hits for Motown between 1963 and 1966. Among their successes were “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” for “The Four Tops,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “Baby Love” for “The Supremes” and “Heat Wave” for “Martha and the Vandellas.” Holland, Dozier and Holland departed Motown in 1968 in a dispute over royalties. They set up their own label, Invictus-Hot Wax, but business was curtailed somewhat until a lawsuit alleging breach of contract was settled out of court. Invictus-Hot Wax brought stardom to such performers as Freda Payne, “Chairmen of the Board” and “Honey Cone,” whose “Want Ads” was the company’s first No. 1 record in 1971. Eddie Holland also had some success as a performer, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard chart in 1962 with “Jamie.” Read More

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Celebrity Impersonators and Fake Lives: Can They Retain A Sense Of Self?

Huffington Post
Real Thoughts on Fake Lives
03/13/2012

“Fake” evokes a number of images: reality TV, brush-on tans, social snobs, email solicitations from Nigerian “princes,” and Jim Carrey’s surroundings on The Truman Show. In the 2011 movie Albert Nobbs, actress Glenn Close plays a pretend guy, living a pretend existence. She resides in a tiny room with few possessions and a lot of misery. Her life belongs to her employer, although she stashes hope under the floorboards in the form of cash for a someday business. Read More

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Before ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ 5 movies featuring rock-star wretched excess

The Canadian Press
Before ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ 5 movies featuring rock-star wretched excess
By Christy Lemire (CP) – 43 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Long before Russell Brand scores a single baggie of heroin or trashes a Las Vegas hotel suite as British singer Aldous Snow in “Get Him to the Greek,” there’s been a proud and loud tradition of movies about rock-star wretched excess. After a while they almost become parodies of themselves. But some of them know just the right way to turn it up to 11: Read More

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