Barry Manilow, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
“I know I bought albums before the Beatles, but they didn’t really have any impact on me.

The one that had the most impact on me early on was ‘Rubber Soul.’ It wasn’t the first one that I bought, but it was the first album that really remember having a really major impact on me. The rest of them were just wallpaper, but ‘Rubber Soul’ really stopped me dead in my tracks.

They were really good songs – not ’40s songs from my parents’ generation. And they weren’t this ’50s cheese – like Patti Page and that stuff that was on the radio then – that I never really connected with. But suddenly in the ’60s, I found my own music that really spoke to me, and ‘Rubber Soul’ led the way.”

Accompanied by the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, veteran popmeister Barry Manilow steps into the spotlight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 7:30pm on Thursday (August 25). Tix are $29.50, $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50; lawn $20. Kids 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn when accompanied by a paying adult.

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