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Bolton traces his career from the days of playing guitar for money to the peak of sucess in his industry.
on April 30, 2013
Heard THE SOUL OF IT ALL: MY MUSIC, MY LIFE (Hachette Audio), written and read by Michael Bolton.
The author, the popular singer and songwriter, traces his career from the days of playing guitar for food money on the street corners in Greenwich Village to singing street jingles to keep his family afloat and eventually to the peak of success in his industry.
Along the way, he's encountered a star-studded cast of characters, including Paula Abdul, Cher, Bob Dylan, Barbara Streisand, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Bon Jovi, Wynonna Judd, Nicolette Sheridan and many others.
It was fun listening to the stories about each of the above. I especially enjoyed learning how he came to perform with Luciano Pavarotti. And I was interested in his spin on the court battle that he eventually lost with the Isley Brothers over the copyright of a song.
Also, I was impressed to learn about his decades of charitable work.
As an added bonus, a song is included in the CD edition: 'Gotta Keep Dreamin'."