Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Don't Cry Out Loud



"Don't Cry Out Loud" is the title of a song written in 1976 by Peter Allen with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager which is best known as a hit single for Melissa Manchester in the US and for Elkie Brooks in the UK. Ann-Margret who was a friend of Peter Allen has stated that the song's lyrics - though written by Carole Bayer Sager - reflect Allen's own frame of mind: "He just kept everything inside...his personal philosophy was 'Don't show anyone you're crying'."[1] Bernadette Peters, who toured with Allen in 1989, has stated that Allen told her that "his mother taught him to always put your best face on" in response to Allen's father committing suicide when Allen was fourteen.[2]
The first evident recording of the song is by the Moments on the December 1976 album release Moments With Youproduced by Sylvia Robinson; this track - entitled "We Don't Cry Out Loud" - had a single release to chart at #79 R&Bin 1977. Peter Allen himself included a version of the song on his 1977 live album It is Time For Peter Allen with the track having a December 1977 single release. Allen's studio recording of his song was introduced on his 1979 album release I Could Have Been a Sailor. Allen also would include "Don't Cry Out Loud" on the 1985 live album, Captured Live at Carnegie Hall. The references of the word "baby" in this song referred to Allen's younger sister "But baby can't be broken 'cause you see, She had the finest teacher - that was me, I told her".

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I am appalled at how Julia Gillard belittles actual victims with her politics. From parents, victims of rape, gender bias, through to victims of crime and corruption, Gillard has shown she is a bully, not a Prime Minister. She has shrunk in office, and shrunk the office. So I made this video to protest.
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