Biography & Autobiography Entertainment & Performing Arts
Come Fly with Me
Michael Bublé's Rise to Stardom, a Memoir
- Douglas & McIntyre
- Initial publish date
- Oct 2013
- Entertainment & Performing Arts
- Publish Date
- Oct 2013
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A behind-the-scenes story of a global superstar's rise to fame.
In 1993, Beverly Delich discovered an 18-year-old singer named Michael Bublï¿½ in a Vancouver talent contest, became his manager, and moved with him to Toronto, and then L.A., as he tried to break into a tough, unforgiving business. This book is her vivid, behind-the-scenes story of the making of a modern-day superstar, from the early days when she and Bublï¿½ struggled to get bookings, to the giddiness of hobnobbing with musical royalty, to the pivotal and sometimes heartbreaking decisions that would take Bublï¿½ to the top and found Beverly on the sidelines. It not only unravels the never-told tale of Bublï¿½'s success, but is a story of sacrifice and loyalty, a story of a strong independent woman who devoted close to a decade of her life to guide a talented, mercurial artist to the top of the charts.
About the authors
Shelley Fralic joined the Vancouver Sun as a reporter in 1979 and worked in a number of editorial positions at the newspaper over the years, including special projects editor and executive editor, eventually moving on to become a full-time columnist from 2003 to 2016. She is the author of em style="font-size: 12.8px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-variant: normal; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; text-transform: none; font-weight: normal; color: #222222; widows: 1; letter-spacing: normal; l
Beverly Delich has long been a fixture on Vancouver’s cultural scene, from her years as a cantorial soloist, and entertainment coordinator at the Pacific National Exhibition, to a personal and business partnership with the late Ray Carroll of The Platters, to her current ownership of the Silver Lining Management talent agency. Hers is a storied life. She was born in Montana, moved to Vancouver after a divorce, remarried, converted to Judaism, raised two children and survived breast cancer.
"An open and accessible account that offers a fascinating look at what it took to bring Buble's talent to the world...As a look inside the music industry Delich provides an interesting account of Buble's rise but it is her openness and personal reflections that make it such an enjoyable story."
North Shore News
"A recommended pick for fans of the singer and any who want personal insights into what it takes to break into the music world."
"His legions of fans know him as the charismatic crooner who will go down in history with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr. Now, a new book about Michael Buble written by his first manager offers a glimpse into the darker side..."
"The story of Beverly Delich's transformation from telephone operator and hopeful singer in the U.S. Midwest, into a talent manager that had her meeting many of the big names in the American music industry, is a fascinating introduction to her story of her discovery, ongoing belief in, and promotion of, Burnaby's Michael Buble."
"It's a stylish telling of two stories: Michael Buble's story from aspiring singer to international star and that of his manager, Delich, a self-made, ingenious woman who recognized talent in the boy from Vancouver...the memoir is refreshing and honest, delivering an interesting story about her managerial relationship with the Canadian icon."