Q&A: Melissa Manchester
The award-winning singer-songwriter performs at Richmond’s Tin Pan Aug. 4
by Don Harrison July 31, 2018 11:23 AM
RM: You caught your big break with Bette Midler. How’d that happen?
Manchester: Well, I met Barry Manilow, we were both jingle singers, and he became Bette’s new music director and he introduced me to her. I was one of the original members of what came to be known as the Harlettes. It was a fantastic experience. She’s a brilliant woman. At that time, she was cutting-edge, and she’s always had her own vision — she’s just a unique person with a unique sense of herself. It was remarkable each night to watch her take the audience to another place.
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