Donna Hightower was an American soul and jazz singer who moved to Spain in the late 60s. 50 years ago, in 1973, she came to Lanzarote to film a musical TV spectacular directed by Valerio Lazarov, whose choreography and bizarre and surreal space-age routines were popular at the time.
The show is now available on the website of Spain’s national broadcaster RTVE, and provides a fascinating look at Lanzarote as it was 50 years ago, at the birth of its time as a tourist destination.
You can see the show at:
The fascinating show features Hightower and the Spanish group Trebol performing in various locations on Lanzarote and the Canaries. We’d highlight the following excerpts:
Hey Jude (Timanfaya, Cueva de los Verde) – 7:00
Fly Me To The Moon (Ruta de los Volcanes) – 11.15
Mira Mis Manos (Arrecife, Castillo de San Gabriel; El Golfo) – 18.05
Georgia On My Mind (El Golfo/ Jameos del Agua) – 21:00
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