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:
||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:
"America's Top Comedy Team"
Friday November 20th, 8:30 P.M.
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:
||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:
||Philips recording artist Esther Ofarim
has been signed by the Smothers Brothers to accompany them on their
(taken from Bilboard Magazine, February 6, 1965)
Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", April 10, 1965:
||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:
Article of the "Bilboard Magazine", April 15, 1967:
||Esther Ofarim back to Israel after
taping her second and third appearances on the Smothers Brothers's
CBS-TV show. Her next appearance on the show will be aired next Sunday
(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 eynaich" ("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" and "Layla layla".
Esther Ofarim with Tom Smothers
on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.
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