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Bette Midler

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Bette Midler: Downstairs at the Upstairs, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 25 December 1971

THE TIME IS right for Bette Midler, a lady of flamboyant excess on stage, working the look-back-in-nostalgia bag. ...

A new Piaf — the divine Miss M

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 October 1972

SHE HAS never appeared outside New York. Her album is still unreleased. Her appearances on national television have sent viewers into shock. And yet Bette ...

The Gold Lamé Dream of Bette Midler

Profile and Interview by Ed McCormack, Rolling Stone, 15 February 1973

"Puh-leez, Honey" ...

Bette Midler: Just A Working Class Girl Living Out Her Fantasies

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 17 February 1973

BETTE MIDLER, the Divine Miss Bette Midler, is a star. Ahmet Ertegun, man of wealth and taste, and head of Atlantic Records, believes it; Aaron ...

Bette Midler: The Shape (40-22-36) Of Things To Come

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, 17 February 1973

Roy Hollingworth meets the divine Miss Midler ...

Bette Midler: Trying To Be Free

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 17 February 1973

THE DIVINE MISS M. sparkles and shines like a great glossy cake trimmed up with rich icing. On stage, word has it, she is superbly ...

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic); Yoko Ono: Feeling The Space (Apple)

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 4 November 1973

No Torches for Bette and Yoko ...


Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, December 1973

WELL, 1973 IS gone and a new year is upon us. The only reason I mention that is because some of you are so dunced-out ...

Bette Midler, Barry Manilow: Palace Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 4 December 1973

Miss M. Divine: Bette Midler Begins Month at the Palace ...

Barry Manilow

Profile and Interview by Arthur Levy, Zoo World, 20 December 1973

BARRY MANILOW sits at the piano flanked by Sharon, Robin, and Charlotte, affectionately known as the Harlettes onstage, and it looks like a scene out ...

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)

Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 19 January 1974

THE STATEMENT of Bette Midler's stardom has been pushed so far down our throats now that it's become a truism, yet Bette Midler, her second ...

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)

Review by Tom Nolan, Creem, April 1974

ALL THIS diverse material – old Broadway show tunes, a Phil Spector classic, a Wardell Gray jazz novelty, soul songs, Dylan – you can almost ...

What Does It Feel Like to Create Today's Music?

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Family Weekly, 21 July 1974

"I guess there are some people who sit down and say, 'All right, I want to write a hit single. Let's see, what's a big item ...

Glitter Rock's Lingering Shadow

Report by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 3 November 1974

I like sex, because sex is not dangerous. Violence is dangerous, that's why I leave my violence on stage. But we've never been into glitter. ...

The Dark Side of Bette Midler

Essay by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 21 April 1975

I wear a red heart like others, and have a dark, inconsolate, ugly destiny. — Rahel Varnhagen, in Hannah Arendt's study ...

Bette Midler: Clams on the Half Shell Revue, Minskoff Theatre, New York NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 22 May 1975

Bette's Off on Broadway ...

Bette Midler Just Wants to be Loved. It's the Least a Legend Can Expect

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 23 September 1978

LOOKING AFTER Bette Midler's career, says her manager and former lover Aaron Russo, is like being the navigator of a plane en route for California. ...

Bette Midler

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 7 February 1981

SATURDAY NIGHT ended at seven o'clock on Sunday morning with one last bottle of Veuve Cliquot and Sunday began at four in the afternoon with ...

Bette Midler: No Frills (Atlantic)

Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, 24 September 1983

OK, FORGET the drip through the roof. Forget the mortgage and the DHSS snoop halfway through the letterbox. Imagine a night out on the town ...

Bette Midler: Broken Blossom (Atlantic SD 19151);Cissy Houston: Cissy Houston (Private Stock PS 2031)

Review by Bob Spitz, Crawdaddy!, March 1987


Bette Midler: "I was the biggest coward in the world"

Interview by Paul Sexton, Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2016

The Grammy-winning singer and actress tells Paul Sexton about her accidental, taboo-busting journey from Hawaii to Hollywood. ...


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