GIG OF THE WEEK: Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow night

Barry Manilow is at the Ageas Bowl tomorrow night

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

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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4:50pm Fri 23 May 14

MisterTom says...

On a big event like that, why are there no advance delay/warnings of road closure along Botley Road!!
With the road works and millions of fans flocking in, I sure it going to be a nightmare around the area- I wont be surprised if Bazz get stuck in traffic too! Thanks for keeping the community informed Ageas Bowl!!
On a big event like that, why are there no advance delay/warnings of road closure along Botley Road!! With the road works and millions of fans flocking in, I sure it going to be a nightmare around the area- I wont be surprised if Bazz get stuck in traffic too! Thanks for keeping the community informed Ageas Bowl!! MisterTom
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