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Let There Be More Melissa Manchester

Charles Donovan | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

Back in the early 1970s, when Melissa was a gigging singer/songwriter trying to make a name for herself in New York, a series of events ushered her along. She took a songwriting class taught by Paul Simon, joined Bette Midler's ensemble and met the woman who was to supply words for some of her most enduring songs - Carole Bayer Sager.

Pamela Polland... And Her Missing Album

Charles Donovan | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charles Donovan

Today, if you visit iTunes or any other digital retailer, you can find Pamela's first album, which was simply entitled Pamela Polland. It is very good, but it is not the masterpiece. Furthermore, the earthy photography seems to downplay rather than emphasise her good looks. Get it anyway.