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Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton Biography


Michael Bolton, American singer-songwriter, was born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut, on February 26, 1954. He is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist and has received six American Music Awards. Over the course of his career he has sold over 52 million albums and singles worldwide.

Bolton is a solo vocalist and has found his success in the 'easy listening' genre. Unbeknownst to many, however, Bolton got his musical start in the late seventies with a heavy metal band called BlackJack, in which he was known by his birth name. He began recording as Michael Bolton in 1983. He has also performed with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Patti Labelle, Ray Charles, Percy Sledge, Wynonna Judd, and BB King.

Although Bolton is known for singing other artists' songs, he is also a prolific songwriter, having written songs for Barbra Streisand, KISS, Kenny Rogers, Kenny G., Cher, Peabo Bryson and Patti Labelle, as well as co-written songs with Bob Dylan, BabyFace and Diane Warren, among others.

Bolton is the father of daughters in their late 20s - Isa, Holly and Taryn.

Charity work

In 1993, he established the Michael Bolton Foundation (now the Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. (http://www.michaelboltoncharities.com)) to assist women and children at risk from the effects of poverty and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. The foundation has provided over $3.7 million in funding to local and national charities.

Bolton also serves as the honorary chairman of Prevent Child Abuse America, the national chairman for This Close for Cancer Research, and a board member for the National Mentoring Partnership and the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

In March, 2003, Bolton joined with Lifetime Television, Verizon Wireless, and many others to lobby on behalf of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, urging legislation to provide more assistance for victims of domestic violence, such as affordable housing options.

Bolton has received the Lewis Hine Award from the National Child Labor Committee, the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce also recognized Bolton with a star on the 'Walk of Fame' for his musical and charitable contributions.

External link

  • Biography (http://www.michaelbolton.com/bio.php)

Michael Bolton is also the name of the character played by David Herman in Mike Judge's 1999 film Office Space. The character's name is intentionally the same as the singer-songwriter's.



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Go The Distance "(From Disney's Hercules). By Michael Bolton. For voice, piano and guitar chords. Piano Vocal. Adult Contemporary, Disney and Movies. Difficulty: medium. Single. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams. 5 pages. Pu

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When A Man Loves A Woman "By Percy Sledge and Michael Bolton. By Calwin Lewis and Andrew Wright. For voice, piano and guitar chords. This edition: Piano/Vocal/Chords. Artist/Personality; Piano/Vocal/Chords; Sheet; Solo. Original Sheet Music. R&B and Adult Contemporary. Difficulty

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Go The Distance "By Michael Bolton. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Children; Disney; Film/TV; Pop. 5 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay "By Otis Redding and Michael Bolton. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Pop; R & B; Rock; Soul. Piano/Vocal/Guitar. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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Go The Distance "By Michael Bolton. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Children; Disney; Pop. PV. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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To Love Somebody "By Bee Gees and Michael Bolton. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Disco; Pop. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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How Am I Supposed To Live Without You By Michael Bolton. For easy piano. Film/TV; Love; Pop; Wedding. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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