Consciously or sub-consciously, a performer or someone inspired you to perform. Think about it?
James Brown and Jackie Wilson inspired Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson inspired Usher, Hanson and a host of other generations of performers
Whitney Houston has inspired a generation of performers
Cute, little Willow Smith reminds me so much of a young Jada Pinkett or Will Smith
The late, great Dick Clark inspired Ryan Seacrest and many other popular TV & Radio hosts
The list goes on and on. And it makes me wonder who inspired me to dance?
Well, looking back, seems like I was a sucker and magnet for all things Rhinestone, bling, glitter & fringe – so let’s blame that on Tina Turner and Cher.
I love dancing and watching performers who dance well in their stage shows, so let’s blame that on Debbie Allen and Cher.
I love costume designers with fabulous costumes and the performers who wear them like Bob Mackie and Cher.
Also I love glamorous, exotic make up so let’s blame that on Elizabeth Taylor and Cher
Cher has it all!
I would LOVE to meet Cher in person one day and just look at her Wig Room and Costume Rooms. I’m not sure if she has been in a TV special where they show that, but I would love to see it.
Cher is a hero, from acting to singing to dancing to her wigs, to her costumes to her famous Vegas Shows to her movies! Wow! She has done it all. And there are not that many performers around who have been able to change and keep up with all of the different music and fashion styles for many decades and generations like Cher, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin. They have all survived my favorite music era: DISCO and keep up, stay in style and keep it moving and grooving.
I remember watching the Sony & Cher show back in the day. Little Chastity was so sweet back then. It was great when they showed her. I also loved it when she danced with the Jackson 5. Not many performers can pull that off, but Cher did and looked pretty cool doing it.
I follow Cher on Facebook and Twitter and it was so cool when Chaz was on Dancing with the Stars. It was exciting when they announced that Cher would be coming to support Chaz.
Underneath all that stage makeup, diva costumes, wigs and bling is a real human, a mother to Chaz and a former wife to Sony.
I know it’s not Cher, but could not resist throwing in this one with Jackson 5 and Vicki Lawrence from The Carol Burnett show. Who knew Mama from Mama’s Family could boogie dance so good with the J5?
Here is Cher with the J5
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Who inspired you to perform?