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Manchester was born in the Bronx area of New York city to a musical family of Jewish descent. Her father was a bassoonist for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Manchester started a singing career at an early age, learning the piano and harpsichord at the Manhattan School of Music and Arts, singing commercial jingles at age 15, and becoming a staff writer for Chappell Music while attending New York City's High School of the Performing Arts.

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    Something tells me she's going to be a new favourite!!!
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    Her voice is fantastic!
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    I'll always think of her as Blossom's mom.
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    one more time, if weee try!!!!I think we can make it (give your HEART to a Friend) ; ....etc............. goooooood lesson's to remember through out life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    don't cry out high and ......
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    Catching sound.
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    I gotta listen to more Melissa.
  • Avatar for Clearsky54
    Melissa Manchester is one of the finest singers and songwriters of the 20th century and is consistently underrated. She's too good--that's why. What can't she do? Her voice is so big and full and rich. Her songs are so powerful and emotional, that, really, I think record companies thought to themselves: "What is she, Broadway? Cabaret? I don't get it." So they tried to force her into a pop songbird, which she could do beautifully as well. Fabulous wonderful singer, full of life, love and music, a spirt shining with magical talent that I hope others can discover and appreciate. You are loved Melissa!

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