Yesterday, I posted a video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" before a 1974 Philadelphia Flyers hockey game, having introduced the song in 1938. While tracking it down, I came across another video that I find it near-impossible not to post here.
It is a trio one wouldn't normally expect to type in the same sentence -- let alone see performing together -- Cher, Tina Turner and Kate Smith. But that's one thing, odd though it is. More to the point, it's a video of the three of them doing a...Beatles medley. This is where I'm obligated to say, "No, really." (There also are a couple of brief comic appearances by Tim Conway.)
The producers do their best to find reasonably appropriate material for Kate Smith to join in on. And despite one's worst fears, it's not bad. Well, most of it isn't. And some is actually quite good, most-notably when Tina Turner lets loose and goes wailing. It's just...how shall I put it? Well, let's say -- unexpected.
I offer this in honor of Shelly Goldstein, although I'm not completely certain that The Lady Shellington will necessarily consider it an honor...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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