Call Bette the queen of covers with this Rolling Stones tune
For a band that has been around for more than 50 years, the Rolling Stones are still in the news just as much this past month as they were in the '60s. From their new fan exhibit in London to breaking barriers playing in Cuba, Rolling Stones still are a beast, so this week on Lost and Found we cover the Rolling Stones with a combination of a few of their lesser known videos and covers by other artists in the '80s starting with Beast of Burden by Bette Midler.
Better Midler is a show business veteran who like Bowie, Cher and others reinvented herself in the '80s. Milder won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1973 with retro songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and bawdy live performances. In 1980, she won another Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal with The Rose that was the title song of the dramatic movie that garnered Midler a Best Actress nomination. In 1984, Midler combined her music with comedy with the video for Beast Of Burden. The intro for the Beast Of Burden video is pretty funny as none other than Mick Jagger co-stars as the new boyfriend of Midler with some great comic back and forth between the two stage hams.
In 1978, the Stones took Beast of Burden to No. 8 on the charts and Midler's version only made it to No. 71 despite being a popular play on MTV. By the late '80s, the Divine Miss M emerged as an A List actress and had a string of smash comedies including Down And Out In Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune and Big Business before making everybody cry in Beaches. Her musical career reached the heights of her acting career when during the period of 89-90, Midler knocked it out of the park with the No. 1 hit Wind Beneath My Wings from Beaches and the Persian Gulf War anthem From A Distance.
Even though she just turned 70, Midler is not slowing down as she is preparing to star in the 2017 Broadway revival of Hello Dolly in the lead role of matchmaker Dolly Levi.