Raquel Welch in Raquel!

Raquel! is one of those strange, pre-MTV specials that’s full of what we now call music videos that feature Raquel singing and dancing in over-the-top outfits.  The year was 1970 and Welch was already a huge film star, Raquel! marked her television debut.  The multi million-dollar, TV song & dance extravaganza was filmed around the world – from Paris to Mexico – and featured lavish production numbers of classic songs from the era, extravagant Bob Mackie -designed costumes and notable guest performances. Tom Jones was nearly a co-star, as he sang the long medley of Little Richard and Beatles songs with Raquel, but not before he opened the set with a solo. Even Bob Hope sang a duet, the Beatles’ “Rocky Raccoon”.


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