Tagged Bette Midler

Monday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Bette Midler

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of “The Rose”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Do You Want to Dance”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, and “From a Distance”.

Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in a number of hit films, which include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Ruthless People (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Big Business (1988), Beaches (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), The First Wives Club (1996), The Stepford Wives (2004), and Parental Guidance (2012). She also starred in For the Boys (1991) and Gypsy (1993), winning two additional Golden Globes for these films and receiving a second Academy Award nomination for the former. In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a show titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in 2010.

In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, three Platinum, and three Multi Platinum albums by RIAA. Midler’s latest work included appearing on Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly!, which began preview performances on March 15, 2017 and premiered at the Shubert Theatre on April 20, 2017. It was her first leading role in a Broadway musical. On June 11, 2017, Midler received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the title role in Hello, Dolly!.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

Today on Sounds of The 70s:  Cat Stevens, Bette Midler, Manu Dibango, Tommy James, Bad Company, Main Ingredient, David Cassidy, Lake, Warren Zevon, and more . .  

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week – music from, Men At Work, Duran Duran, Queen, Bette Midler, Cars, Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, Judds, Def Leppard and many many more . . . 

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On “Great Soul Performances” later this evening, we’ll have a lot of fun with music from: Little Anthony & the Imperials, Booker T. & the MGs, Lou Rawls, Jerry Butler with Brenda Lee Eager, the Swallows, Mary J. Blige, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, the Emotions, Donny Hathaway, Varetta Dillard, the Velours, the winner of last night’s Tony Award as “Best Actress in a Musical” Bette Midler; with yours truly singing with her in my role as an “Honorary Harlette,” Tammi Terrell; live in concert in the “Upper Room” of the Roostertail in Detroit, and I’ve got much, much more. The fun starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. So I’ll be looking for you later at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s & 70s, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances Halloween with Bobby Jay

happy_halloweenIt’s “All Hallows’ Eve” which means that this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” it will be our annual “Halloween Show.” I’ve rounded up the usual suspects, so you can be assured that you’ll be hearing from the likes of: Michael Jackson, Vincent Price, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Ray Stevens, the Cadillacs, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, the Coasters, Jimmy Castor & his nefarious Bunch, Bette Midler, Jeff Richmond & Tracy Morgan, Queen Latifah, Ray Parker, Jr., Rockapella and many other “Ghouls,” “Goblins,” “Werewolves,” “Witches,” and “Zombies.” The frightfest begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget to bring plenty of wolfsbane for Larry Talbot and tana leaves to brew tea for the “Mummy” when we get together later tonight for our “Halloween Show” on “Great Soul Performances” straight out of the crypt on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 2pm ET

Jewish XmasIn this special Vinyl Resting Place program its a Jewish Christmas Special!  Join Willie B 2pm ET featuring the music of Herb Alpert, Carole King, Mel Torme, Bette Midler and many many more.

Feature Artist: Linda Ronstadt (Singles) 6pm ET

Linda-RonstadtLinda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine,Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is “Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation … rarest of rarities – a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive … It’s an exceptional gift; one shared by few others.”

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and “You’re No Good” at number 1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single “Blue Bayou” reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, “Don’t Know Much”, peaked at number 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.

In a 2011 interview with the Arizona Daily Star she said, “I am 100 percent retired and I’m not doing anything any more”. It was announced publicly in August 2013 that Ronstadt had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was released in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List. – Wikipedia