Sunday, August 24, 2008
Flashback to 1985
Pop Idol Barry Manilow has fallen in love. Last night as more than 11,000 fans waited for him to appear on stage in Birmingham, he invited me backstage to meet the new girl in his life.
Dark-haired, brown-eyed Dana Robbins from Los Angeles was hired by Barry as a backing singer for his tour - and he ended up falling for her. Would he be taking Princess Diana's advice when she recently told him he should get married and have someone look after him?
He laughed: "I have no marriage plans at the moment, but my mother sure has!
"She has met Dana and already she's getting all excited at the prospect of a wedding."
Millionaire Barry, 38 (41?) married a childhood sweatheart when he was 22, but the marriage lasted only a year. He was since been linked with American television producer Linda Allen and Hollywood funny girl Roberta Kent.
Article from Sunday Mirror