Monday, September 24, 2007


Sunday night the weather was good as I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Rufus Wainwright re-create Judy Garland's famous one-woman show at the Hollywood Bowl on September 16, 1961 where a record-breaking crowd of 18,000 plus sat outdoors in the rain for two hours, twenty-four songs, and four encores -- and then made her repeat an earlier song to close out the evening.

Wainwright has done similar shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Palladium in London and in Paris. Tonight he said it was the last time he was restaging a Judy Garland concert.

It was a good show but it left me thinking how amazing it would have been to actually see Judy Garland perform live.
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Dan B (no, not Bennett, think harder) said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, this week over at The Judy Garland Experience they are featuring Judy's complete concert from August 23, 1967. The very same concert where Miss Joan Crawford pulled herself up onto the stage to bask in some of Judy's audience love. They are also featuring the episode of Good News where Joan tries to sing with Judy! And if that isn't enough Joan Crawford there are also highlights from her 1973 appearance at Town Hall.
Wait, that's not all. Along with other Judy audio tidbits there is also a rare concert from Lee Wiley, and ultra rare tracks from the long forgotten voacalist Beverly Kenney.
If you haven't become a member of The Judy Garland Experience yet, don't you think it's about time?
http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thejudygarlandexperience/