The Story – May 10, 2019: Josh Groban

From the desk of Don Merrill:

By now, you should be as impressed as I am how much David Foster has figured into the lives and careers of many of the most famous performers of our time.

Well, here we go again…

David Foster was working with Celine Dion in preparation for the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show in early 1999.  Celine was supposed to sing “The Prayer,” as a duet, with Andrea Bocelli.

Celine Dion has said that “if God would have a singing voice, he must sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli,” and David Foster often describes Bocelli’s voice as the most beautiful in the world. ......(Read more)

The Story – May 9, 2019: The Day The Earth Stood Still

From the desk of Don Merrill:

Actually, in my lifetime there were three moments where time seemed to come to a complete stop:

1.  11/22/1963 – the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

2.  9/11/2001 – the suicide attacks against the World Trade Center.

3.  12/14/2002 – the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

Depending on who you are and where you were you may have other dates that are more important to you.  I know many, many people will list 4/4/1968, the day Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, TN. ......(Read more)

The Story – May 7, 2019: Michael Buble

From the desk of Don Merrill:

So, today I promised to reveal why Amy Foster has any importance to this story.  In the video (below) Michael dedicates his next song to his “future wife” Amy Foster, David Foster’s daughter.  No, they never did get married but this is a great opportunity to transition to hear the song Michael wrote and the song Blake Shelton made famous:  “Home:”

I am not a big Michael Buble fan, but apparently some of you are.  And Michael Buble’s career and rise to stardom should give hope to everyone with a dream.  Go here and read his story:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Buble ......(Read more)

The Story – May 6, 2019: Whitney Houston

From the desk of Don Merrill:

Did you enjoy the Charice video yesterday?  It’s one of my favorites.  If you missed it, here it is:  https://don-merrill.com/can-i-tell-you-a-story/

But, did you notice who was playing the piano during the Oprah segment?

His name is David Foster and he is quite famous in his own right.

He was also the handsome young man pictured in yesterday’s post.

He doesn’t look like that any more….  Here is how he looks today.

He was born November 1, 1949….10 months after I was born. ......(Read more)