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Dolly Parton Wows Mick Jagger and John Belushi at New York’s Bottom Line

Bettina Dizon
May 15, 2019
10:22 A.M.
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Dolly Parton's performance at the Bottom Line was supported by many iconic artists including Mick Jagger, John Belushi, and Springsteen, who were left in awe by the singers performance.


Dolly Parton is a name known in the music industry, especially during the ‘70s where her career was at its peak. Her performance at Bottom Line in 1977 was one that captured the hearts of many iconic singers, including Mick Jagger, John Belushi, and Springsteen.


The event took place at the Bottom Line at Mercer and West Fourth Streets, and was a three-night stand for Parton in celebration of her solo album, “Number One.” It was also the first solo after being Porter Wagoner’s “girl singer” on television for seven years.

“I was a little bit nervous -- on the brink of being scared,” Parton said after the show. “But when I walked out on stage, I was at ease. The crowd was just great.”


Parton’s career soared high with a growing number of gay fans and satisfied L.A.’s Roxy, with Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Frey, and Barbra Streisand who were amongst the crowd when she boomed in New York.


Her singing was continually improving, having an outstanding individual soprano and lady-like dynamic levels. Fans were captured by her charm and sweet personality, which resonates in her singing.

Apart from having a great career, Parton has an equally fantastic relationship with her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, who she has been married to for the past 52 years.


In an interview with People, she shared that his shying away from the limelight is one of the most significant reasons for their successful marriage.

“When I met my husband, he wanted to take me out to dinner. He pulled up to the drive-in window and got our food at McDonald’s. We know a few little places we can go without being bothered. He only likes to go to places where he can be comfortable!” Parton said.