Tag Archives: Paul Simon

Thursday, January 10, 2019

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate
Sep 4, 1975

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Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing the high parts that Bette Midler was supposed to have sung. As we’ve heard it, the Divine Miss M and the Rhymin’ Simon had a difference of opinion.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Video: Bette Midler & Paul Simon – Performance at the CHF Gala (2011) – Complete

Bette and Paul perform at the annual benefit of the Children’s Health Fund. enjoy 🙂

Songlist:

Friends
People
I´ve Still Got My Health
I Think It´s Going To Rain Today
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Duet with Paul Simon
Pretty Legs / Great Big Knockers
Sophie Tucker
Wind Beneath My Wings

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

18 Stars Who Are Only One Award Away From Snagging An EGOT (Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar, Tony)

Ranker
18 Stars Who Are Only One Award Away From Snagging An EGOT
Matt Manser

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One of the most coveted achievements in the world of entertainment is the EGOT. Some talented artists have received it, but what about the stars who are super close to receiving an EGOT? What even is an EGOT?

In case you’re confused, EGOT stands for Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, and Tony. Getting just one of these awards is a tremendous achievement. Getting all of them is nearly impossible. Less than 20 people have received all four awards, but greats like Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks have been awarded accordingly. Read More

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

Mister D: Ok, I admit that I’m prejudiced, but this list could be whittled down in seconds for me. My standards are high, well in some things, and some of these people don’t really belong on this list.

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Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler
Chris Beachum
April 11, 2018 6:00AM

The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in December and then airs on CBS as a two-hour special after Christmas. Read More

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rare Audio: Gone At Last – Bette Midler & Paul Simon – Rehearsal Demo 1973

Mister D: Here is a rehearsal demo of Bette and Paul Simon singing his song, “Gone At Last.” Probably why she sounds so subdued. This started the infamous feud between them. He decided to go a different direction with the song and replaced Bette with Phoebe Snow. Bette didn’t know about it until she heard it on the radio. She did however incorporate the song in her legendary show, Clams On The Half Shell. She and Paul Simon reconciled in 1984 during the recording of “We Are The World” They performed recently together as duet partners at one of the annual Children’s Health Fund benefit. 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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Saturday, August 5, 2017

BetteBack February 18, 1975: Paul Simon Backs Out Of Duet With Bette Midler

Gastonia Gazette
February 18, 1975

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Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help Bette Midler-record a single, but the project floundered, So Bette is back at work on her overdue album with soul veteran Tony Sylvester (The Main Ingredient)  at the console.

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NYRP’s annual Spring Picnic becomes Bette Midler’s “Concert in the Garden.” – Friday June 26th Read More

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Monday, April 17, 2017

BetteBack October 6, 1974: Bette Midler And Paul Simon Team Up For Musical Project

Des Moines Register
October 6, 1974

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Singin” stars Bette Midler and Paul Simon are planning to make some beautiful music together. The pair “is’cutting a single at Atlantic Records’ studio in New York and if it’s a success they may do an album together. Bette Midler is also recording four tunes in Los Angeles.

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Bette Midler On Moving From Atlantic Records To Warner Brothers: Read More

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Friday, November 4, 2016

BetteBack January 30, 1974: Bette Midler And Paul Simon Rebuffed At Restaurant

Bucks County Courier
January 30, 1974

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Bette Midler and Paul Simon (formerly of Simon and Garfunkel) were tamed away at Raffles because several members of their party didn’t have neckties.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

BetteBack February 13, 1994: Why Does Music Cost So Much?

Sandusky Sunday Register
February 13, 1994

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Sure, a new compact disc runs $15-$16 and the trusty cassette goes for $11-$12. Seats to an average pop music concert rarely start below $20 or $25, and if you want to see Paul Simon or Bette Midler or want really good seats, you can double or triple that.

But what you should remember, say record companies and concert promoters, is they make very little money from many concerts and actually lose money on most records.

In other words, they say, you can’t understand the cost of music these days simply by looking at “The Bodyguard” (10 million copies) or Frank Sinatra’s “Duets” ($15 million worldwide profits) or a Billy Joel tour ($500,000 to $600,000 a night, even before scalping). Read More

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