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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine
Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph
June 30, 1975
By Patricia Burstein

In a blue-and-white smock with red sandals coordinating her Bicentennial look, the star shimmied along New York’s 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Some of the drifters and drunks recognized and swooped down on her, and she fluttered her fingers in self-­defense. She slunk past a peep show window, then nipped into an alley. A second later her bright red head popped out – the hand clutching the throat is her own, in the classic strangulation bit of vaudeville. “I wouldn’t say I invented tack,” Bette Midler observed, nasally, “but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.” Though meant as a self-effacing remark, it is true. Her virtual one-woman Broadway show this season has been the biggest hit by a solo artist since she herself last brightened the Great White Way in 1973. Read More

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BetteBack March 25, 1975: Bette Midler Hits The Recording Studio

Arkansas City Traveler
March 25, 1975

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Bette Midler has been recording in New York’s Secret Sound Studios before her Broadway show goes into production this spring. Producing is Mark “Moogy” Klingman with Todd Rundgren lending a hand. Bette has penned a tune of her own called “ Mr.Rockefeller,” and we are told to expect guest appearances (on the album that is) by Laura Nyro and Fred Astaire

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

BetteBack March 10, 1975: Why Did Bette Midler Drop Out Of Sight?

Lima News
March 10, 1975

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Q: Didn’t Bette Midler drop out of sight for awhile ? Who got her back to work? — H.P., N.Y., N.Y.

A: Yes, she did drop out because she got scared. She felt her voice had lost its unique quality and she feared she might not get it back to its proper timbre. But her agents finally convinced Bette she had to end her year’s hiatus. So she started with that Cher guest spot on TV. is set to work again on Broadway and do a tour, plus a recent press conference and lots of publicity. Phil Greenwald, the Sol Hurok of the Catskills, is negotiating to bring the Divine Miss M. to the Concord Hotel. Read More

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous.

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous. She’s a real person. When I think diva, I think of people who are allowed to have fits, like Maria Callas. Now, she was a diva. Have you ever heard her sing? Oh, she was INSANE. She was just MAD!”” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”

Vintage Vinyl News
Listen: Melissa Manchester Takes On “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head”
August 15, 2017

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On Monday, Melissa Manchester gave fans a taste of her forthcoming album, The Fellas, sharing the album opener and first single, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head,” via her social media channels. Her rambunctious, horn-filled version of the song swings exuberantly from the rafters.

“I wanted to invite the audience in, right away, to what the album and song was going to feel like,” says Melissa Manchester. The classic song was first recorded in 1960 by Dean Martin, who also performed it in the film Oceans 11 the same year. Read More

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aubrey Plaza (A BetteHead) on the Popularity Contest of Social Media, Her Dream Project with Bette Midler, and ‘Ingrid Goes West’

The Film Stage
Aubrey Plaza (A BetteHead) on the Popularity Contest of Social Media, Her Dream Project with Bette Midler, and ‘Ingrid Goes West’
Written by Jose Solís
August 14, 2017

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Even though she’s widely considered to be the Queen of Dry Wit, sitting in the hotel room where we’re about to talk about her latest film Ingrid Goes West, there’s an unexpected innocence to Aubrey Plaza that makes her seem more like Sandy from Grease before the makeover. She’s wearing a dark baseball jacket over a lovely plaid dress in blush tones, and rather than welcoming me with a raised eyebrow, she smiles. I reach out my hand to her to say hello and apologize because it’s cold, she raises the eyebrow and explains, “I’m sorry too because my hand is warm.” And suddenly Sandy has given path to the sardonic Rizzo. Since her breakthrough in Parks & Recreation, Plaza has become one of the funniest people in the industry. Period. Few actors can accomplish so much using so little and making it seem so effortless, but Plaza can make your tummy ache from laughter with a simple look, or a deadpan retort. Read More

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Monday, August 7, 2017

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical.

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical. And optimistic. The music was very optimistic and upbeat. The ballads were sometimes sad, but you knew things were going to turn out in the end. The music wasn’t bleak. This was before Bob Dylan, you know. – Bette Midler

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics (businessinsider.com) Review: It’s The Girls – A Musical Joyride (bootlegbetty.com)

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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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Friday, July 14, 2017

BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette
February 4, 1975

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Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into the frosty streets of New York City’s Upper West Side_when the famed nightclub and spa, The Continental Baths, caught fire in the dim morning hours of January 16th.

Damage to the weird nightspot, ‘which launched the career of Bette Midler a few years back, was estimated at between $100,000 and $200,000 Police said some 250 patrons were flushed out of the Baths into 27 degree weather and an additional 300 persons were evacuated from the Ansonia Hotel, where the Baths are located. Read More

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack December 21, 1974: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?

Dunkirk Evening Observer
December 21, 1974

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Q: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?— B.P., Prove, Utah.

A: “The Divine Miss M.” who hasn’t done any concerts since her smash engagement at the Palace Theatre in New York City, is preparing a new concert tour for the first of the year. She has created a new show and character called “Delores Holopena and the Clams on the Halfshell Revue” and hopes to repeat her sellout nationwide tour of 1973. Read More

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