After sixteen years of recorded television broadcasts, in 1976, the Royal Variety Performance was broadcast live on television for the first time, and held in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother.
Lena peforms "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "It's Not Where You Start It's Where You Finish". She then chats with Max Bygraves, who jokes that she looks like the then President-elect, Jimmy Carter.
|The Royal Variety Performance - Part 1 at 19.50
|The Royal Variety Performance - Part 2 at 21.40
|Royal Variety Charity
|1976, London Palladium
|Roger de Courcey
|The Dance Theatre of Harlem
|Los Reales del Paraguay
|The London Palladium Orchestra
|Stage production presented by
|In association with
|Reg Swinson, MBE