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Friday, March 17, 2017

BetteBack July 14, 1974: Bette Midler Instrumental In J.J. Walker’s Career

Bakersfield Californian
July 14, 1974


Jimmie Walker is making up for lost time and he’s unstoppable.

Watching him perform as “J.J.” on Good Times or doing his standup comedy routines in night clubs or television variety shows it’s hard to believe that a mere five years ago he was just another tall, skinny, frustrated college kid, bowling over his fellow students with his
comedy stuff but longing for the big applause and the big money that comes with professional recognition. But it’s not hard to believe for Jimmie Walker. He can’t move fast enough to make up for all those “lost” years when he was out of show business. Now there’s not enough days, weeks or months for him to play all the clubs, meet all the people, and establish himself as the top standup comic in the country. Read More

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