Exclusive Video Interview: Melissa Manchester Reflects on 50 Years of Music

Melissa Manchester is a Grammy-award-winning musician whose understanding and appreciation for her craft is second to none. She’s also a delightful human being, and I’m happy to call her a friend. Celebrating 50 years in the music industry, Melissa is an artist who continues to be an inspiring creative force. Just released, Melissa Manchester Live ’77 is a live album that’s seeing the light of day for the first time in 45 years. I had the pleasure of interviewing Melissa about this vibrant, energetic recording from the vault; and we also discussed a myriad of other topics, including Lady Gaga, Barry Manilow, Tony Bennett, how the pandemic affected her as an artist, and so much more. You can watch the full video interview below, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Interview: Stephen Bishop Discusses Autobiography, COVID, Documentary, & More

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Stephen Bishop is one of the most gifted and prolific musicians I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to do so again just a month out from the release of his highly anticipated autobiography, On and Off. Stephen’s memoir comes out May 2, and you can buy your copy directly from the legendary singer-songwriter and even get it autographed in the process. While you’re waiting to receive your copy of Stephen’s book, I hope you enjoy reading my interview with him.

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Stephen Bishop To Release Autobiography, On and Off, May 2

On May 2, Stephen Bishop is releasing his long-awaited autobiography, and I just got my advance copy! Stephen’s career is marked by fabulous songs, fascinating moments, and phenomenal musicians. I can’t wait to dive in and read all about his storied career. Read on for all of the details about On and Off by Stephen Bishop.

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Melissa Manchester Releases “Come In From The Rain” On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, the always wonderful Melissa Manchester released her latest single, a newly minted take on a timeless song she wrote with Carol Bayer Sager, “Come In From The Rain.” As expected, this rendition is gorgeous, with a minimalist yet poignant arrangement and that beautiful voice that millions adore, myself included. Read on for more details, Melissa’s thoughts, and the official music video.

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Melissa Manchester Revisits “Fire In The Morning”

Melissa Manchester’s voice is as comforting as your favorite blanket on a cold winter’s night: it’s familiar, warm, and beautiful. Celebrating 50 years of music, Melissa is revisiting some of her classics, releasing them one by one from the forthcoming album RE:VIEW. The latest, “Fire In The Morning,” was released . . . this morning. If that isn’t perfect, then I don’t know what is. Read on for my thoughts on this new take on a timeless classic and for the new music video.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Music, Melissa Manchester Releases New Single

Celebrating 50 fabulous years in the music industry, Melissa Manchester is back with a new single from her forthcoming 24th studio album. The single is a newly reimagined take on her classic hit: “Just You and I.” As evidenced by this new take on one of my favorite songs, “Just You and I” is as relevant and potent today as it was when first released 44 years ago. Melissa’s new album, entitled RE:VIEW, will feature eight additional tracks — some of which are new takes on old favorites, while others are previously unreleased.

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A Conversation with Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop is a wonderful singer-songwriter who is still going strong. He has decades of albums and hits under his belt, and a ton of exciting projects on the horizon. Stephen’s newest album, We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car, is available now and it’s excellent. It features that signature songwriting and voice fans have come to know and love, and I highly recommend that everyone picks up a copy. Stephen was kind enough to speak with me about his new music and his impressive career. I hope you enjoy our discussion.

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A Conversation With Rita Coolidge

I recently interviewed Rita Coolidge, who has two Grammy awards to her name and decades of songs and albums along the way. We talked about her time touring with Joe Cocker, being in the studio with numerous legendary artists, singing a famous James Bond theme song, and much more.

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Melissa Manchester To The Rescue

Melissa Manchester, a timeless singer with an exquisite voice, performed a phenomenal concert on April 27 that benefited Lulu’s Rescue, an all-breed inclusive dog rescue.

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Melissa Manchester: A Night of Music to Benefit Lulu’s Rescue

Melissa Manchester, Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter known for countless hits, is performing a concert on April 27 at New Hope Winery to benefit Lulu’s Rescue, an all-breed, inclusive dog rescue with 501c3 non-profit status with a mission to end the daily killing of thousands of adoptable dogs in the U.S. and to break the cycle of homelessness through spay/neuter outreach, humane education, and rescue efforts. All tickets include a meet and greet with Melissa after the show, so you should absolutely go as she’s a phenomenal performer and an immensely kind individual you have to meet. Better yet, you’ll be saving dogs’ lives by going to this concert and supporting this great cause. You can buy your tickets here.

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