Here’s a chance for five lucky PopBytes readers to walk off with a copy the just released Diana Ross: Live in Central Park on DVD, available now via Shout! Factory! This infamous performance (from the summer of 1983 when I was just seven) has never been available until now, and let me tell you it’s beyond INCREDIBLE! Of course I’m a huge fan of Ms. Diana Ross, but this is not to be missed, it’s easily one of the most legendary musical performances of all-time! Details are below on how to enter, good luck!
On July 21, 1983, Diana Ross—already a legendary superstar for more than two decades—arrived in all her radiant glory on the makeshift Central Park stage and began singing her heart out. From her first number, Diana had the audience’s love. She wanted to give them her all and she was well on her way, but nature had something else in mind. What started as a hair-whipping wind and bothersome drizzle soon became a threatening torrential downpour. Diana—soaked through and through but never leaving the open-air stage—braved the rain as long as she could, but ultimately put an end to the show at the halfway mark. Not one to disappoint, Diana promised to return the next day. And she did! Over the two day event it was estimated that over a million fans attended the two concerts. Now, with the release of Diana Ross: Live In Central Park by Shout! Factory, the entire spectacular concert, and the rain-shortened concert that preceded it, will be made available for the first time on DVD.
“Now, almost 30 years later, I can still say Central Park was one of the peak experiences of my career, an historical event — RAIN AND SHINE.” – Diana Ross
[PHOTO | AL WATSON]