The Story – May 17, 2019: Andrea Bocelli

From the desk of Don Merrill:

Tickets are on sale now for “An Extraordinary Evening with Andrea Bocelli” at Shakespeare Ranch, a private Lake Tahoe estate in Glenbrook, Nev., on Thursday, June 20 to benefit Keep Memory Alive, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Tickets are $10,000 per person and can be purchased at keepmemoryalive.org/events. I hope to see you there.

Can’t make the Keep Memory Alive event?  No problem, here is a list of other places he will be performing:  Andrea Bocelli Tour Dates.

Andrea Bocelli was born 22 September 1958 in Lajatico, Tuscany, Italy.  Doctors advised his mother to abort him, as they predicted that the child would be born with a disability.  It was evident at birth that Bocelli had numerous problems with his sight and at age 12 he developed congenital glaucoma and lost his sight completely.

To read more about his life and career go here:  Andrea Bocelli.

In early 1999 Andrea Bocelli was supposed to sing “The Prayer,” as a duet, with Celine Dion at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards show.  Unfortunately, Bocelli was unable to do the show that year, but this is how it might have sounded:

By the way, for those of you who have been following The Story, it will come as no surprise that in the above video you saw David Foster on the piano.

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