LONDON (Reuters) – Star singer Barry Manilow obtained one other award for his trophy cupboard in entrance of an viewers of roaring followers within the northern English metropolis of Manchester.
FILE PHOTO: Singer Barry Manilow performs on the fifth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas/File Photo
Staff on the metropolis’s Royal Northern College of Music handed over an Honorary Fellowship to the Emmy and Grammy winner half method by means of his efficiency on the Manchester Arena on Sunday.
“You know what they say, that giving is better than receiving – but not tonight,” mentioned the 75-year-old performer, whose glitzy hits embrace “I Write the Songs”, “Copacabana”, “Mandy” and “Ready to Take a Chance Again”.
“I tell you, something like this just inspires me to keep making make more and more and more music for you. So thanks for this … thank you so much,” he added, earlier than getting his band again into the groove with an “Alright boys let’s go!”
College principal Linda Merrick handed over the certificates after a speech by the top of the favored music diploma program, Andy Stott, who described Manilow as “one of the world’s greatest showmen”.
“For over five decades, Barry has become an icon of the popular music industry,” mentioned Stott because the singer raised his eyebrows behind him.
After the present, Stott mentioned he hoped to construct up hyperlinks with Manilow so the star may encourage his college students and increase their careers.
Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Andrew Heavens. Editing by Patrick Johnston