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GIG OF THE WEEK: Barry Manilow
A LEGENDARY crooner is set to hit the Ageas Bowl this weekend.
Singer songwriter Barry Manilow continues his UK tour in Hampshire tomorrow night.
The 70-year-old, who hails from Brooklyn, New York City, has more than 50 top 40 hits to his name and boasts worldwide record sales of more than 80m.
Manilow has produced more than 40 albums over the course of his 50-year career and has been awarded countless awards, including a Grammy, two Emmys, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination.
Five of his albums were on the best-selling chart simultaneously in America in 1978 – a feat equalled only by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Mathis.
Sinatra himself gave Manilow his stamp of approval in the 1970s when he was quoted as saying “he’s next” regarding the singer.
He has worked with the likes of Bette Midler and Dionne Warwick, and written for musicals, films, and adverts.
From February 2005 to December 30, 2009, he was the headliner at the Las Vegas Hilton, performing hundreds of shows.
Expect all his biggest hits including Mandy, Can’t Smile Without You, Could It Be Magic and Copacabana (At the Copa).
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