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#ThrowbackThursday - WATCH: Bette Midler's "Live at Last" Concert (1976) - Full Show

#ThrowbackThursday – WATCH: Bette Midler’s “Live at Last” Concert (1976) – Full Show.

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Live at Last was Bette Midler’s first live album released in 1977.

This live video show was later released in 1977 on the album “Live at Last” a full-length live performance at the Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, and sees Midler, her backing group The Staggering Harlettes, and her band Betsy and the Blowboys covering material from her three first albums as well as The Supremes’ “Up the Ladder to the Roof”, Neil Young’s “Birds”, Ringo Starr’s “Oh My My”, the mock lounge act The Vicky Eydie Show doing a “global revue” and the song cycle The Story of Nanette. The show also captures Midler’s rapport with – or loving heckling of – the Cleveland audience, a monologue about fried eggs, and a part that since has become a staple of her live performances: the raunchy Sophie Tucker jokes.