Music video by Sting performing We’ll Be Together. (C) 1987 A&M Records
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March 7, 2012 at 9:37 am
Sting, Together, Well
@sceptresoul …she used to be in ALL of the videos in the 80’s…sista was bad…
@spellbound008 …I KNEW it!!! I know Vesta’s voice anywhere…
shit, that was damn good
Is that Don Henley who starts the altercation? Sure looks a lot like him, back then, anyway…
love love this song ahhh the 80″
@Mandi7882 A pleasure; you’re welcome! (And I mean that sincerely, Mandi7882–it’s nice to have a YT debate that doesn’t devolve into mindless nastiness)
@TheCatgirl6 – Wonderful response…thank you!
@Mandi7882 Well I’ll try not to Mandi, if you won’t. Look, I would agree that Wikipedia–or any online site–should not be the only source for information, especially when getting it right is crucial. On the other hand not everyone has the same access to every source of info out there. And btw, “influencing” does not equal “appropriating.” Simply noting the similarity isn’t meant as an accusation or a slight to Mr. Lather’s gifts. Every creator is influenced by something or someone.
@TheCatgirl6 – Do not take this personally, but I wonder what folks did before “looking it up on Wikipedia”. I’m not a wikipedia fan as it should not be something to rely on, but I think young people have come to do so – and that is not good as real knowledge and truth will fade. Paula IS wonderful,but don’t go nuts with crediting her. Auditioning and getting a spot does not necessarily mean you are influenced by THAT person. It just means you get to dance as that is what you love.
@Mandi7882 Ah, my bad–sorry, you’re right! I looked Lather up on Wikipedia and saw the choreography credit for “We’ll Be Together.” My apologies.
However, I also noticed that Lather is listed as one of the dancers in several Paula Abdul choreographed videos, such as Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” and “When I Think of You.” So he was influenced by Abdul to some degree–maybe that’s why I got my wires crossed about who choreographed the moves for this song.
@TheCatgirl6 – it is NOT Paula Abdul’s choreography. It was Barry Lather. Barry Lather. Barry Lather.
For some reason I picture michel jackson singing this XD
@TheCatgirl6 You’re welcome.
The only thing I remembered about this video was Sting’s Tin Tin sweater. Who knew 25 years later I’d think Tin Tin was one of the best animated movies I ever saw.
@LMmccallL57 Thanks; I’ll give those a listen.
@TheCatgirl6 Vesta sang for Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, Stephanie Mills,…to name a few, but I can’t recall the exact songs. She had big hits of her own, the biggest probably being “Congratulations”, and then there’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Don’t Blow a Good Thing”.
1:08 Sting appears to be using a kind of unorthodox notation system there… I saw one like it in a book (except it used a vertical staff) in the 1970s. I’ve never seen it anywhere else, but this looks very much like it.
I think this is Paula Abdul’s funny and inventive choreography–love it, it reminds me a little of Twyla Tharp.
And I join others here in sending condolences about Vesta Williams–I never knew the name of the wonderful backing vocalist, but I’m sad to learn she’s died. Does anyone here know more about her work? Other songs and/or videos she contributed to?
And has ANYONE posted somewhere on YT Sting’s terrific live version of this song on SNL? I would love to see/hear that again….
the blonde dancer is Marcea Lane
Her name is Marcea Lane!
I didn’t realize Vesta Williams passed away! I’m out of the loop…
Does anyone know the name of the blonde dancer?
Now, Sting, if your music was more simple and more fun like this, you’d have more success here in The USA. I wish you’d get that thruogh your head. At any rate…
i must say i was surprised to see that everybody remember this blond dancer, as well i do think about her everytime i hear this tune, she was hot! strangely enough I forgot about this ‘Tintin’ sweater though…
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