Barbra Streisand’s perhaps biggest career setback happened in 1967. Or not. In Central Park. In front 135,000 people. She forgot the lyrics to a couple of songs.
She found the experience crippling. Debilitating.
It is a well known that Barbara did not perform live for the 27 years that followed that 1967 concert. Until the teleprompter was invented, I read.
- 27 years is a long time. Really she didn’t perform live for that long?
- In 1967 the teleprompter had already been invented and was being used for television. Did it take 27 years until it was used in live performances?
If one searches http://barbra-archives.com, it seems as though, well, Barbs wasn’t out of concert commission for that long. In fact, a month after her flub in Central Park, she played the Hollywood Bowl and performed at many benefits after that.