Monday, April 13, 2009

"Everything Was Possible and Nothing Made Sense"

Yesterday, I kept thinking of two things - - two dissimilar things, one that seems to make sense of the other.

Because it was Easter, I kept thinking of Katharine Hepburn's famous line from The Lion in Winter...

"In a world where carpenters get resurrected, everything is possible."

...and that line seems the best way to decribe/make sense of the other item that would not leave my mind.

Because once you've seen Cher, Tina Turner and Kate Smith joining forces to sing a variety show medley of Beatles songs on the Cher show (the 1975 post-Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour show she did after she divorced Sonny), you can't easily erase it from your mind.

Cher and Tina keep trying to push Kate out of the picture but TRY to not hear Kate Smith over the other two, the band, the backup singers and Tim Conway (yes, THAT Time Conway).

From God Bless America to the Cher show. As my mama says, "Kate, there's a star in your crown in Heaven for this one."


Anonymous said...

First Cher comes out in the slinky beaded dress. Then Tina comes out in a similar one. And Kate Smith is up next? I was very frightened.

Polt said...

Whereelse but the 1970's could you see Cher, Tina and Kate singing beatles tunes????

Kate looked pretty funky there, dontcha think? God bless her soul.


Prospero said...

Growing up in the Philly 'burbs in the 70's, I strongly remember that Kate Smith's version of "God Bless America" was played at every Flyers game held at the Spectrum arena. It became a sort of touchstone for the team, and played a major role in their Stanley Cup win (Dear Lord! That's the butchest thing I've evr written in my life!). Thanks for the memories!