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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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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution
May 14, 1975

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“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.

Hence the revue’s name.

FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control — singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger — no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?” Read More

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram
January 24, 1975

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Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot fudge sundae food you’re right, but there is a lot more to it.

Miss Midler’s dynamic delivery and one-of-a-kind style have made her The Divine Miss M  to thousands of devoted fans. Her records turn to gold, her concerts sell overnight.

“I guess the extra ingredient is energy,” the flaming redhead explains in her distinctive New York twang.”I was hyperactive as a child, and I still can’t stay put.” Read More

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BetteBack December 6, 1974: Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

Burlington Daily Times News
December 6, 1974

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Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

NO. Bette Midler put her price too high, and her Special fell through.

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Bette Midler On Making The Divine Miss M Album: | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

BetteBack April 1974: Bette Midler by Bette Midler

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)
April 1974

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ALL THIS diverse material – old Broadway show tunes, a Phil Spector classic, a Wardell Gray jazz novelty, soul songs, Dylan – you can almost hear those presenting Bette murmuring, “See how versatile she is?”

The singer herself doesn’t project that sort of pretension, but her unfortunate misunderstanding of the material, her inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the real and the artificial, the astigmatism that has her seeing camp as humor and pathos as tragedy are all as insidious as the adulation of her adoring audience. Yes, she does lots of different types of songs. But she does nearly all of them wrong. Read More

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Monday, February 6, 2017

BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler Comes Down To Earth On Second Album

Wheeling Herald
December 14, 1973

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“Bette Midler” (Atlantic records). The Divine Miss M has come down to earth on this her second album. I found the first side mostly dull as she does slow versions of “Skylark,” “Drinking Again” and ” Surabaya Johnny.” The way she does Bob Dylan’s” I Shall Be Released” seemed in bad taste.

With fairly good versions of”Lullaby of Broadway” and “Uptown/Da Doo Run Run,” side two is better, but still not equal to the quality of her first album, “The Divine Miss M.” Miss Midler tends to be a bit too theatrical at times and many of those unfortunate moments can be found in this album. Read More

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Monday, January 30, 2017

BetteBack December 6, 1973: Bette Midler To Receive Entertainer Of The Year Award

Kenosha News
December 6, 1973

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Sammy Davis, Jr. was named “ Entertainer of the y e a r” and Carol Burnett, Roberta Flack, Redd Foxx, Sonny and Cher* Bette Midler and Roy Clark are among the other w inners of the recent fourth annual poll of the membership of the AGVA, the American Guild of Variety Artists, the largest show business union, to determ ine the outstanding “ live” performers of, the year.

The winners will appear on “ The Entertainer of the Y ear” Special hosted by Ed Sullivan nd telecast over the CBS-TV Network on Jan. 26 from 9-10:30 p.m. Read More

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

BetteBack November 30, 1998: Miss M’s Horoscope For 1998

Naugatuck Daily News
November 30, 1998

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Multitalented performer Bette Midler has her sun and Mercury in Sagittarius giving her a super confident nature, with a super warm quality.

With her moon and Venus both deposited in Scorpio, Midler is an intense entertainer, comfortable revealing emotion through her characters, while keeping her own sensibilities a private affair.

Look for a major commitment by the Divine Miss M to an independent film and an Academy Award performance to boot,

Bette Midler Reveals How She Got Her Nickname with Release of Deluxe Edition of ‘The Divine Miss M’ Read More

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

BetteBack June 24, 1998: Liz Smith Compares Sandra Bernhard To Bette Midler

Indiana Gazette
August 8, 1998

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Sandra Bernhard and Bette Midler attend 2016 New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic at Morris-Jumel Mansion on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Sandra Bernhard and Bette Midler attend 2016 New York Restoration Project’s Spring Picnic at Morris-Jumel Mansion on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

The other night I caught Sandra Bernhard’s HBO special. Seven months pregnant, at the time of the taping, Bernhard wears a tight transparent dress. She’s ‘out there’ in every way!

This is one major talent. She can act, perform outrageously funny stand up, and sing. And I mean she can really sing. She reminds me of another dazzling triple threat gal, the early Bette Midler, before the Divine One calmed down.

But I sense that Sandra is going to be taking her career a lot more seriously now and doing some calming down herself a bit. Raising another human being is no joke. Her old friend, Madonna, could have told her that. But they’re still kind of on the outs. Read More

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

BetteBack July 25, 1973: Bette Midler Prepares For New Tour

San Mateo Times
July 25, 1973

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Bette Midler, who is preparing another national tour beginning .Aug.30 is practicing acrobatics-dancing’ and piano. – .playing.

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Bette Midler – Press Conference 1980 | BootLeg Betty Read More

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