Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Bette Midler and Barry Manilow owned the NYC Bath House scene and were the best of friends. Then a few years ago, we stopped seeing them together. Turns out they are no longer talking to each other. The sacrilege.
The Divine Miss M revealed to Willie Geist on Today yesterday he hasn’t been the wind beneath her wings for over a decade. What happened? They were working on a Peggy Lee tribute album and the arrangement didn’t work for her. Without Manilow’s, who was sick and didn’t tell her, knowledge, she reworked it. She says he got mad at her and hasn’t spoken to her since.
Someone needs to get them together ASAP and end this feud we didn’t know about. Jimmy Fallon this seems right up your alley, so make it happen. Peace cannot be achieved until they are friends again.
There are some tabloid rumors that Barry Manilow had a heart attack, and he took to Facebook that diagnosis.
NO HEART ATTACK!
Contrary to the gossip you might have heard, Barry did not have a heart attack. He’s never had a heart attack. He wasn’t rushed in a helicopter to Cedars Sinai Hospital. And he’s fine.
As already provided to the media, on October 16th Barry had a minor outpatient procedure on his right hip at a medical clinic in Burbank. He was in and out that same day.
His heart is in great shape. In fact he just finished doing five sold out concerts at the McCallum Theatre (“A Gift Of Love III) where he raised over $500,000 dollars for 30 charities in the Coachella Valley. And in two weeks he hits the road for another two months of his ONE LAST TIME! concerts.
Thanks everyone for your concern.
We’ll see you on the road!!!!
Thankfully he only needed a Band-Aid and not something more because I don’t think we could handle losing another legendary musician anytime soon.
Barry Manilow has released a few albums in the past with him redoing classics, and he has also done one of all duets with some friends who are also famous singers. Well on October 27th he is doing something he has never done before, he is releasing a duets album where they sing some legendary songs together. Wait, he’s done that before? So how is My Dream Duets different than those other ones? All the singers he is singing with on it have passed on. Thatâ€™s pretty different.
He dreamed a little dream and now he gets to sing with the likes of The Mamas & The Papas’ Mama Cass.
Although John Denver and him have sung together in the past, it is not something that he canâ€™t do now. That is until this album and you will hear them belt out one last duet together.
Before Manilow was as well known as he is known now, an icon passed away and he wasn’t able to sing with her. Now, Judy Garland makes his heartstrings go zing as his somewhere over the rainbow finally happens.
The tune I am most looking forward to is the one where he makes sweet music with Sammy Davis Jr. The two men will put a smile on our face the way only a Candyman can.
I have a feeling this album is not only a dream for him, that is will also be a dream come true for us too. If you want to order, My Dream Duets it is available on Amazon pre-order now.
To see the full tracklisting, then click here!
The Monster Circus is in Vegas and Barry Manilow stopped by to wish them luck during their opening weekend. I don't know about you, but it is really weird to see Barry Manilow with all these hjair band rockers. He just so looks like the odd man out.