The Toronto Star
BARRY MANILOWâ€™S FIVE FAVE SINGERS
August 18, 2011
Bette Midler â€” She can sing any kind of song and do it beautifully. And she taught me everything I know about showmanship.
Frank Sinatra â€” He wasnâ€™t just a great singer, he knew how to pick great songs. That was part of his strength.
Ella Fitzgerald â€” She didnâ€™t seem like a swinging lady until she started singing and then there was nobody cooler.
Rosemary Clooney â€” Especially in her later years, she always sang from the heart and thereâ€™s nothing that beats that.
Peggy Lee â€” Was there ever a sexier vocalist? I donâ€™t think so. She knew how to fill a lyric with innuendo but always kept it classy.