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December 18, 1987 - Image 76

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-12-18

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1987

Barry Manilow: "Sweet" autobiography.

Barry Manilow Continues
To Have A 'Sweet Life'

MICHAEL ELKIN

Special to The Jewish News

C Linton," I said to
my driver. 'Take me
over the
Williamsburg Bridge.' "
And with that introductory
statement, singer Barry
Manilow takes control of the
wheels of his moving
autobiography, Sweet Life:

Adventures on the Way to
Paradise, published by

McGraw Hill. He steers the
reader into some wonderful
anecdotes about his "Gram-
ma, the ballabuster," recall-
ing household "smells of
stuffed cabbage and gefilte
fish" and his failed "attempt
at his first recording session
at a "Record-Your-Own-Voice"
booth in Times Square, where
his zayda had taken him to
sing "Heppy Boidday to You."
There are tales of his pet
beagle Bagel and his "gram-
ma's" third grandson — a
parakeet she taught fluent
Yiddish. "It was always a lit-
tle startling to hear
`squaaawwk, shayneh
p0000pehleh, squaaawwk!' "
Sweet life, indeed. The
singer whose life started as a
pianist for Bette Midler at the
gay Continental Baths in
New York is awash in glory
and awards aplenty.
What can be more rewar-
ding than having fans vie for

his attention? Five years ago,
when he performed at Lon-
don's Royal Albert Hall, some
500,000 people jostled for the
opporunity to sit in 21,500
seats, a veritable game of
musical chairs.
His concerts are packed,
with fans crying out for Read
'Em and Weep, putting their
money down to hear him sing

Put a Quarter in the Jukebox

and feverishly begging him to
croon You're Looking Hot

Tonight.

The hits, oh the hits: Man-
dy, It's a Miracle, I Write the
Songs, Tryin' to Get the Feel-
ing, This One's for You, Looks
Like We Made It, Copacabana,
Ready to Take a Chance
Again, Somewhere in the
Night, Memory, Can't Smile
Without You, Could It Be
Magic.

It very well could (be
magic). Manilow, sheepishly
appearing behind a stack of
books before he meets the
crowds, answers questions
shyly. He is here to sign
books, but there are signs he
is wary. The songwriter is
noted for not talking to the
press readily, yet here he is,
talking.
Barry Manilow looks great
— even if he is thin as a rail.
Maybe he didn't clean his
platter like he should have as
a kid?
"My Jewishness has kept

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