Saturday 20 June 2020

cher and cher-a-like

Unsure how this had escaped our awareness for so long but no matter has these twelve minutes have proven to be immensely fulfilling, we discover that Cher in a 1978 Emmy-nominated television broadcast in early April on the ABC network special performed a medley version of West Side Story where she played every part. In later acts, Cher shared the stage for this tribute with guests including Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, the San Francisco punk band The Tubes and a walk-on appearance by Georgia Holt, the actress’ mother, with the penultimate number being a musical battle for the soul of Cher with the up-and-coming The Tubes trying to influence her career choices down a dark path.