Michael Bolton is an American professional singer and song composer. He is best known publicly as Michael Bolton. The Bolton Brothers Band made a musical escape together while living in London during the late seventies and early eighties, touring together and writing many of their songs. Michael Bolton died in a car crash in 2021, only six months after the release of his last album, “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles,” a tribute to the late singer/songwriter, Neil Diamond.
Michael Bolton was born in Washington D.C. to parents who were American servicemen. Michael spent much of his childhood in Ohio, which is where he met singer/songwriter John Entwistle. Michael and John later became a successful recording musicians and performers, with Michael playing keyboards for several songs in the English band Queen, and John recording with him and contributing vocals to one of their songs.
Michael Bolton is best known as a front man for several groups during the years he was active in the alternative music community. As a member of several groups, he released songs that became hits, such as Layla, Loves In The Air, Don’t Take Me Alive, Blowin’ In The Wind, and How Am I suppose to Live Without You. Each of these songs became number one in their respective markets.
A few years later, Michael Bolton contributed his talents as a singer/songwriter to The Replacements, a band he had joined in the previous year. With him, the band hit the ground running, with the release of their first album entitled Out of Time. The Replacements quickly became one of the most popular and influential bands of their time, with their songs consistently reaching the top of the charts, including a duet with Rod Stewart on their song White Room. The Replacements also made several other albums that reached well into the alternative market, including albums featuring songs from such artists as J.J. Johnson, Dusty Springfield, and Chuck Berry.
Michael was a big part of the alternative music community of the early nineteen eighties, and even wrote several Christmas albums that were very popular among those who favored the Christian and peace songs. The soft rock melodies and harmonies of these songs became the perfect background to any Christmas program. One thing that he was known for, though, was his tenderness for all those who suffered in the winter of 1984 in Antarctica. Michael Bolton was working as a radio producer when he took a year off from work to experience the sufferings of the people of South America, and in this he did an incredible job in bringing hope to many people.
Michael Bolton has also done charity work after his retirement from the industry. He was responsible for putting together numerous concerts that were geared toward providing entertainment for those less fortunate than himself, as well as raising funds for various charities. These concerts were extremely popular, drawing fans from all over the world. He has also been responsible for compiling and making available to the general public several hot 100 albums, many of which have proven to be favorites throughout the years.