Michael Bolton

Bolton in 2022
Bolton at the 1990 Grammy Awards
Bolton in 1997
Bolton in Barcelona, Spain, January 2010

American singer and songwriter.

- Michael Bolton

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Blackjack (American band)

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

Blackjack was an American rock band, active from 1979–1980, featuring Michael Bolton (who was performing under his real name, Michael Bolotin), Bruce Kulick, Sandy Gennaro and Jimmy Haslip.

Percy Sledge

American R&B, soul and gospel singer.

Sledge at the 2010 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Concert
Sledge performing on tour in 1974

In the early 1990s, Michael Bolton brought "When a Man Loves a Woman" back into the limelight again on his hit album Time, Love, & Tenderness.

When a Man Loves a Woman (song)

Song written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright and first recorded by Percy Sledge in 1966 at Norala Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama.

One of US vinyl pressings
Percy Sledge, 1974

In 1991, Michael Bolton recorded the song and his version peaked at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Adult Contemporary Singles chart.

Laura Branigan

American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Branigan c. undefined 1982

Two songs included on the album began the careers for two then-unknowns: the English translation of "Solitaire" was the first major hit for songwriter Diane Warren, while the ballad "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" was the first major hit for its co-writer, Michael Bolton.

Adult Contemporary (chart)

Published weekly by Billboard magazine and lists the most popular songs on adult contemporary radio stations in the United States.

Two consecutive singles ("The River of Dreams" by Billy Joel and "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" by Michael Bolton) logged twelve weeks apiece atop the AC chart, surpassing "Love Is Blue"'s previous mark of eleven weeks at number one.

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

Song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper.

An early US vinyl pressing
7" single cover
7" single cover

Michael Bolton included the song on his 1987 album The Hunger.

How Am I Supposed to Live Without You

US retail cassette single; the US CD format was promo-only

"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" is a song written in 1982 by Doug James and Michael Bolton.

I Found Someone

Cher and Rob Camilletti in the "I Found Someone" video.

"I Found Someone" is the name of a chart single originally written and composed for Laura Branigan by Michael Bolton and Touch keyboardist Mark Mangold.

The Lonely Island

American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and Jorma Taccone in Berkeley, California, in 2001.

From left to right: Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer
The three comedians first met in Berkeley, California.

On May 7, they released a new track, "Jack Sparrow", featuring Michael Bolton singing passionately about the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

American award founded by the Ellis Island Honors Society (formerly known as the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO)), which is presented annually to American citizens, both native-born and naturalized.

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