March 30, 2013

Barry Manilow's Manilow Live

If you were born in the 70's you definitely know who Barry Manilow is. His songs are those songs that makes a young girl cry...sounds familiar?

Manilow Live was the concert he had in Las Vegas Hilton in December 2005.  This blu-ray disc is one great gift you can give to your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents. as it brings back memories of songs such as Could It Be Magic?, Somewhere in the Night, Tryin' to Get the Feeling, Can't Smile Without You, Bandstand Boogie, Mandy, Even Now, Daybreak, Flight of the Bumblebee, All the Time, New York City Rhythm, Every Single Day, I am Your Child, This One's for You, Sinatra Overture, Chicago (My Kind of Town), That's Life, When October Goes, Weekend in New England, Copacabana, I Made It Through the Rain, One Voice/I Write the Songs, Stars in the Night, Could It Be Magic?

We play this concert video when we have visitors who were born in the 70s, 60s and below. As always, it's a sure hit! My stepmom even said, "wow ang galing, sulit ang layo ng binyahe namin para manood ng concert na ito!".

About Barry Manilow

Barry was born Barry Alan Pincus in June 17, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. He later adopted his mother's maiden name Manilow as his legal surname, thus Barry Manilow was born.

Barry Manilow began playing the piano as a young child. After graduating from high school, he was accepted as a student at the Juilliard School of Music. Following his years as a student, Barry Manilow began writing theme music for television shows and commercials. He became one of the most successful ad jingle writers. "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," "I am stuck on Band-Aid," and McDonald's "You deserve a break today" were among his major successes.

In 1971 Barry Manilow met Bette Midler. She hired him as her pianist, arranger, and musical director. He accompanied her as she performed and gained a strong following from men attending New York City's notorious gay bathhouses. Barry Manilow produced her first two albums and had the opportunity to introduce some of his own music at her 1972 concert at Carnegie Hall.

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