Mister D: Mister Knight kindly wrote me and told me about The New York Social Diary’s Photo blunder with John Lahr. I was so excited that he wrote because I am very familiar with his work (Knight At The Movies – Check Out The Site). And to think he comes to read my old trashy BLB…what is he thinking???? 🙂
Anyway, he has a great piece on Melissa Manchester:
Melissa Manchester: Still Crazy (for Singing and Writing) After All These Years
Expanded Edition of the 6-20-07 WCT Interview
by Richard Knight, Jr.
Singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester has been honing her vocal and songwriting craft throughout a career spanning over three decades. After providing backing vocals for Bette Midler during the first incarnation of her Harlettes, Manchesterâ€™s voice became a staple of AM pop radio. Throughout the 1970s she had huge hits beginning with her composition â€œMidnight Blueâ€ and continuing with â€œThrough the Eyes of Love (Theme from Ice Castles)â€ and â€œDonâ€™t Cry Out Loud.â€ Then in the early 80s Manchester became an instant â€œ80s ladyâ€ with her new wave hit â€œYou Should Hear How She Talks About Youâ€ that garnered her a Grammy Award and set her upon a new path. In the 90s Manchester pulled back from the pressures of the music business to renew and focus on raising her two children.
You can read the rest of the interview where she talks about Bette at Richard Knight, Jr’s, Knight At The Movies: Click Here
Love, Mister D