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Julie Page(Suzanne)
05:35 PM ET (US)
I have The Best of Everything story of Mario but apparently not a separate version containing "Lonely Heart". I do have "The Magic Mario" 2 45rpm set as well, but if there is a new one out, don't have it. Have to locate it as I choose not to play the 45's.
Diane Cox
02:23 PM ET (US)
Andrea Bocelli's performance at the opening ceremony of UEFA EURO 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.was quite good. You tube.
Julie Page(Suzanne)
12:48 PM ET (US)
Thank you everyone.
Bill Ronayne
10:11 AM ET (US)
Our next luncheon will be on Saturday July 31st from 1pm-4pm at the Mario Lanza Museum (1214 Reed St) in Philadelphia. We will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of Enrico Caruso and there will be a complete showing of "The Great Caruso" with Mario Lanza and Ann Blyth. Admission is $30 per person which includes lunch and a tour of the museum. Street Parking is available. Seating is limited to 30 people and on a first come first paid basis. For more information call 215-238-9691 or email info@mariolanzainstitute.org. For those that cannot attend but would like to make a donation you can contribute online on our site www.mariolanzainstitute.org or by mailing a check to Mario Lanza Institute 1214 Reed Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Thanks Kristine and Suzanne.

Best, Bill
Edited 06-11-2021 01:01 PM
Derek MainwaringPerson was signed in when posted
09:07 PM ET (US)
Hello Julie/Suzanne, You can find "None But The Lonely Heart" on the recent 2-disc "Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything":

It was a last minute addition to the track list. I had planned to include an unreleased take of "Hills of Home" but we couldn't locate a copy in time and I felt that "Lonely Heart" was a fine substitute. The collection also has Mario's spoken introduction to his version of "Danny Boy" which I think is just beautiful.

I hope you're feeling better soon.
Mike M.
03:37 PM ET (US)
Julie. That would be "The Magic Mario" LP>
Kristine C
09:17 PM ET (US)
Bill, I like the photos of Mario Lanza Museum. Great looking museum !
Kristine C
08:25 PM ET (US)
Julie, I hope you feel better.
Julie Page(Suzanne)
02:15 PM ET (US)
Nice photos and article, Bill . Bravo. listening to None but the Lonely Heart on Youtube. Someone know what CD includes that beautiful Tchaikowsky melody sung by Mario? Too ill to search my collection, but hope I have it. If not, perhaps I can purchase it. Anyone? Thank you.
Kristine C
07:07 PM ET (US)
Last week's Closer Magazine had a story about Mary Tyler Moore(she resembled Betty Lanza, a little bit), Glenn Ford being in love with Rita Hayworth. There is another nostalgia type magazine out called Remind. On their cover, last week, Rick Nelson was on it and it showed '50's teen idols, Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello. It also has the monthly schedule of TCM(Cyd Charisse is Star Of The Month, for June). These are the magazines who should have stories about Mario Lanza. Does anyone know if Mario Lanza was approached to perform at Carnegie Hall ?
Bill Ronayne
09:50 AM ET (US)
A front page article about the MLI and Museum in this week's South Philly Review. Best, Bill

Edited 06-02-2021 10:19 AM
Julie Page (Suzanne)
03:24 PM ET (US)
It seems we're assuming that we've lost Fred. I'd like to believe it isn't so. The card and note I sent were not returned.So maybe-.Didn't really know Fred, but reading his posts made me fond of him. I'd asked him about his life and career and he graciously told me about himself. He is missed by many of us, as my friend Ed McManus still is. So many good people here.
Jim Thompson
11:30 AM ET (US)
As always, Martino you come through beautifully with your writings. At 88 I think my mind is still good but now and then I find myself trying to remember a special thing or person or incident. I am fortunate that my wife, Dima, is very adept at the computer on which she works every day. I told her that a note about my passing would be nice on this site!
You are right about Fred. I remember all the times he came to my home as we went through music and then I would turn the recorder on and we would begin. He and I drove in my red Fiat sports car from Massachussets to Philadelphia for our first Lanza ball. He took the snap I have of Maria Lanza and me. When she and TerryRobinson drove from Boston in a snow storm to Springfield, MA Fred was with me as I interviewed them about Mario's latest album. With a grand piano in the room we sang for Maria! Memories...so needed. Thank you again, Martino for your words. All the best to you as we remember Fred.
Martino1Person was signed in when posted
05:47 PM ET (US)
Jim, I recall Matt Minzer from the "old days" and I am sure he is well informed about Fred's situation. I checked local obits, as have others, and found nothing. Nor did he respond to my emails. His name is Desjarlais (if I have it spelled correctly), although here he went by the name, Day.

If his passing is true it is a blow not only to this forum but as you said, the entire Lanza world. He was not only a devoted fan but was very knowledgeable about all things Lanza. Fred had an encyclopedic mind, and could rattle off the most subtle details, not only on Mario Lanza, but many singers, opera and even popular music and films.

I'm not sure how old the Rense forum is, probably between 20-25 years. Fred and I have been here almost from the start and we respected each other a great deal. We would often trade music and I filled many requests he had of making duplicates of recordings I had in my collection. Our disagreements over the years were rare but when they happened they were always debated respectfully.

This sort of makes me think of others over the years that have passed away unbeknown to us until long after their death. If I were to die tomorrow, no one here would know. My Judi is aware I visit this forum but she does not use a computer and would
never get into it. Like Fred, who would know? Sort of makes you think. Anyway, I will never forget Fred and the wonderful years we had in private correspondence but especially the pleasurable and informative interaction we had at this forum. I will miss him greatly.
Jim Thompson
02:39 PM ET (US)
Folks, after chatting back and forth with Steff Waltzinger of the Mario Lanza, Tenor site, we have come to the conclusion that Fred Day has pased away. One of the names she gave me was Matt Minzer, a Florida resident
who evidently had a lot of contact with Fred. Matt told me in our phone conversation that Fred had been hosptalized many times over the past years and was evidently in financial straits.
The Lanza family has lost a devoted fan. I have to pull out those old cassettes and have some fun listening to our sessions.
Happy Memorial Day to all of you.
Kristine C
12:52 PM ET (US)
I, too, hope, we hear from Fred Day. Bill, will The Mario Lanza Museum be selling "The Great Caruso" Blu-ray DVD's, too ? Any news if Mario Lanza's other movies will be in blu-ray DVD's ?
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