Esther Ofarim's connection with the Smothers Brothers
In the mid 60ties Esther toured the US with the Smothers Brothers and stole the show!


Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", October 3, 1964:

Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", October 3, 1964

Esther Ofarim, Israeli singer on the Philips label, will tour this fall with the Smothers Brothers. (taken from Bilboard Magazine, October 3, 1964)


Announcement in "The Tech", November 1964:

Announcement in "The Tech", November 1964


Smothers Brothers

"America's Top Comedy Team"
Friday November 20th, 8:30 P.M.
Symphony Hall

Also featuring Europe's Favorite Folk Duo
Esther Ofarim and Abraham

(taken from The Tech, November, 1964)

 

Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", November 28, 1964:

Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", November 28, 1964

The Smothers Brothers and Esther Ofairm, playing the Gil Coliseum, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., Oct. 1, drew a smash attendance of 5,398, according to Jim Albright, campus correspondent. 

Latter stated: "Everyone expected the Smothers Brothers to be great, but Esther turned out to be faboulous . . . people were amezed with her singing and her looks."

(taken from Bilboard Magazine, November 28, 1964)


Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", February 6, 1965:

Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", February 6, 1965

Philips recording artist Esther Ofarim has been signed by the Smothers Brothers to accompany them on their spring tour...
(taken from Bilboard Magazine, February 6, 1965)


Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", April 10, 1965:

Bilboard Magazine

Esther Ofarim Interviewed in Israel Hookup.



NEW YORK - Esther Ofarim Philips Records artist, participated in a three-way live phone interview on Israeli Radio last week following her return here from an extended concert tour with the Smothers Brothers.


Miss Ofarim, a native of Israel, was interviewed for a half hour by Azaria Rappaprt, who was in Jerusalem. Rappaport, former Billboard correspondent, is a producer-commentator on the Israeli Radio Network.


The young singer is well known throughout Europe. She was headlined in the major concert halls and theaters, has starred in German films, and has had her own TV specials on the BBC in London and Europe's TV network, Eurovision.


Prior to her departure in May of fulfill concert and TV comitments in Europe and Israel, she is scheduled to record an album for Philips. Her latest single, "Thee Unspoken Words", will be relaesed next month.



(taken from Bilboard Magazine, April 10, 1965)

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Esther on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour:

The Smothers Brothers with Esther Ofarim


Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", April 15, 1967:

Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", April 15, 1967

Esther Ofarim back to Israel after taping her second and third appereances on the Smothers Brothers's CBS-TV show. Her next appearance on the show will be aired next Sunday (16).
(taken from Bilboard Magazine, April 15, 1967)



Esther Ofarim appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on those dates:

February 19, 1967: Esther sang "A Taste of Honey" and "Ma Omrot Eyanich" ("What Do Your Eyes Say")
April 9, 1967: Esther & The Smothers Brothers sang "Cinderella Rockefella", "Motherless Child", "By myself" and "The three song".
June 25, 1967: Esther & Abi Ofarim sang "Viva la feria".

Esther Ofarim with Tom Smothers
Esther Ofarim with Tom Smothers 
on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

 I'm looking for more info and/or video or audio clips of these shows, please leave me a message!) when you have some.

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