For the first time in more than 50 years, Barbra Streisand appeared on The Tonight Show this week to promote her new album “Partners.”
The last time she was on the late night show was in 1963 to promote her debut album. Johnny Carson helmed the show back then.
The much-awaited performance featured a medley of duets, with host Jimmy Fallon standing in for Elvis Presley ("Love Me Tender"), Blake Shelton ("I'd Want It to be You") and Michael Buble ("It Had to Be You").
The “Funny Girl” also took over the “Tonight Show” desk while Fallon looked visibly nervous and overwhelmed throughout the segment.
It was really adorable.
While the release of “Partners” has all Streisand fans palpitating, it’s not just the album they have to look forward to this year.
The Washington Post reported that Taschen Books will release in December a coffee table book “Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood, 1968-1976" with more than 240 photographs of the multitalented artist. Broadcast company SiriusXM also is launching an exclusive, limited-run Streisand channel.
And – in case you missed it in the news – Streisand recently joined Instagram. Here’s her first post: