I was listening to Mannheim Steamroller Christmas CD when for some reason the thought occurred to me "This sounds so much Like Michael Iceberg from Disneyworld" A quick web search and here I am. Great memories of the show and the pure fun Michael was obviously having with his music, pigs and all... Thank you!
Glenn A. Stirling said:November 23, 2013 7:47 pm PST
Hi Michael, I spent 30 years in the Boys & Girls Club field. Back in 1978 & 1979 I took a group of our members to DisneyWorld. You were one of the highlights of our trip. I am ordering 3 of your cds especially "Iceberg Does It Live". I bought the album back in '78 and I'm very pleased it is available in cd form. My best to you and your family.
Bear Toor said:November 17, 2013 11:33 pm PST
I have always been one of your biggest fans, and in 1979, 1980 worked at the Contemporary Hotel and used to come into work early, walk from the parking lot and watch and listen to your show! The overload of pixie dust magic kept me going the rest of the day! I still listen to your music, and your song Tribute to Wendy (your daughter), is a song I always hoped to play at my wedding which has never happened!!
I have always wondered why you left Disney as many of their light shows and parades had your music; (still question why I left even though I loved it, living in poverty was too much for me!) I was aware you have dealt with some health issues, but very happy that you are still playing. Take care! Barry "Bear" Toor (you signed a note for my album when I saw you and your wife in the tunnel under tomorrow land!)
Matt Hadley said:October 26, 2013 1:47 pm PST
I was one of the ones who saw you back in 1978 in Florida. Your concert is one of the main things I remember from the entire vacation. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us!
Jim Lorentsen said:October 20, 2013 9:28 am PST
Ma shlomcha Michael, I am very happy that you are back in our lives once again.
Like many, my life was forever changed when I first saw you at Disney World in the mid to late 70’s & early 80’s and I still remember shaking your hand next to the “Iceberg Machine” and getting your autograph. I still have both the signed album and your autograph on a scrap of paper my Mom had in her purse.
I am now 50 and to this day there is not a week that’s gone by without me thinking about the magic I discovered at Disney World during those years meeting you and enjoying your music and personality.
It is a great day for all your fans when after all these years we can buy your music collection on CD and I could finally retire and frame my “Live at DW” album. I play that CD on a very regular basis in my home, always great to keep the memories alive!
I wish you all the health and happiness you have provided to so many over the years. Toda!
Howard Smith said:October 18, 2013 12:45 pm PST
I just want to say a HUGE thank you!! I saw you in March 1981 at the age of 15 and you changed my life forever! - We recorded the show and I listened to it constantly on our trip across the US. Now some years later and a Proud owner of some 22 Vintage Synths I find this site. And it all clicked back into place, it all started That day in March 1981. My Love of the Prophet 5, Oberhiems etc. So again - THANK YOU!
All the best Howard
Nancy Gore said:September 16, 2013 8:04 pm PST
Hi from Upland, Indiana. We are a Wandering Wheels/Taylor University family with great memories of your visits to Upland. We also visited you at Disney World on several occasions. It's good to know you are still putting out the music. What a pioneer you are. We went to a Chicago concert last night and, with all of their equipment and paraphernalia (two buses and a semi full) it was an exciting show. But, you put out the same kind of magic with your little trailer and a lot of innovation. Thanks again for the great memories. N. Gore
Jeffery Dehn said:August 26, 2013 6:33 pm PST
Hi Michael, Just so nice to see that you are doing well. It's been a long time. I remember the 1st time I saw you at Disney World Tomorrowland Terrace. That performance ended with a rendition of Stairway to Heaven. A great feeling that I will never forget.
I visit Walt Disney World almost every year and when I walk by Tomorrowland Terrace I always think the days when you were there.
Thank For The Memories
Sam Grabarski said:August 23, 2013 7:00 am PST
In the process of transferring all of my vinyl to digital, I came across a personally signed album that amazingly "time-warped" me back to 9-15-1982. That evening you performed at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois and I had the honor of meeting you. "Hi Ho Sam Henry & Benji!", reads the inscription. You can't see them, but goose bumps abound as I remember better days. Thanks for the great memories!
Libba murray said:July 19, 2013 7:18 pm PST
Hi Michael, just thinking about you and all the fun times we had. Still in Orlando happily with Gene and i am now working at Wyndham Bonnet Creek. Hope you are well and will hear from you soon. Libba
Charley Brown (webmaster, michaelicebergmusic.com) said:July 16, 2013 11:02 am PST
Michael, I speak to you often, but this is something I wanted to say publicly, for everyone else to see. Working with you on this website is a joy and a pleasure. You are one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. The level of love and respect you have for your fans is rare in this industry. I wish you all the happiness life has to give, for that is what you have given to so many of us. Thank you, friend.
Ray Haluska said:July 4, 2013 8:52 am PST
Catching up on videos today and enjoyed hearing about your friendship with John Denver. Any other interesting tales about your times with famous people?
As it is time for the Fourth of July it's time for the LIttle Piggie Hoedown.
Andy Fralick said:June 15, 2013 4:11 am PST
So glad I found this site. I first saw you in 1978 when you played at a small college in Michigan. I was attending Spring Arbor and helped out as a stage hand for that concert. I remember being just blown away! As we were trying to tear down everything and get you packed up, you just kept on playing...like you were in your own world and the only thing that mattered was the music. A couple of years later, the Chamber Singers group from the school was on tour and we stopped at WDW and you were there playing. We introduced ourselves and did an impromptu song with you...20 vocalist with the great Iceberg. It was amazing. I have shared your music...from that original album with my kids and grandkids. That record is worn out now...but the memories live on!
Dan Rapp said:June 8, 2013 12:45 pm PST
My first trip to Disney World was in 1980. I went with my girlfriend (now wife) and her parents. We visited the area where Mr. Iceberg played more than once to hear his incredible performance. Later I wrote Disney in an attempt to purchase music he may have recorded. Months later I heard from Mr. Iceberg. Apparently there was a strike during this time and Mr. Iceberg wasn't able to perform - Disney didn't forward any mail either. I remember the day I received two copies of the Does It Live album (pre CD days). I gave one to my girl friend for Christmas. Our children really enjoyed them when we played them a few years ago. Maybe I'll go get one of them out and play it again. I still remember "pigs flying..." Nice job and one of the best shows I ever saw at Disney. Thank you...
Snow Dog said:June 4, 2013 5:05 pm PST
I was in 3rd grade in the mid 70's - must have been very early in your WDW gig. My family happened to catch a show while we ate lunch. We spoke with your briefly after the show, and purchased Does It Live. I remember that performance like it was yesterday, and we darn-near played the grooves off the record.
All the kind words about you are true - humble, charismatic, genius.
Thank you for an incredible childhood memory. It is truly wonderful to see very recent video and hear you play.
John Behr said:May 31, 2013 9:20 pm PST
I lived in Lakeland, FL from 1976. Upon my very first time seeing how much pure joy & passion you had and what you were able to do with the Iceberg Machine I was hooked! Every time I visited the Magic Kingdom I made it a point to find out if you were appearing and at what times so that I could make every attempt to catch every performance I possibly could. You truly brought your magic to the Magic Kingdom and I many fond memories thanks to you! Thanks for the trip back to happier times tonight! I thank you and Charley & John for this site & the FaceBook page. You are such an amazing talent and a wonderful man!
Mike Powers said:May 28, 2013 2:56 pm PST
To the great Michael Iceberg I offer a note of gratitude for his musical and technological contributions. I first saw the Iceberg machine in 1982 at the Tomorrowland Terrace, not expectating anything more than a cheeseburger and a chance to rest after walking around the park. Hearing and seeing Michael was a moment that has influenced my conciousness for many years now. Being a lifelong musician and a huge fan of the golden age of analog synthesis, the whole experience realy hit me where I live. Michael, you are a very special soul. Thanks for everything. I wish you health and happiness, sir!
Trent R. said:May 9, 2013 3:49 am PST
Michael, you, the Iceberg Machine, and your show made a huge impression on this 10 year old when I visited Walt Disney World in 1981. Imagine my surprise to see you entertaining us while eating in the Tomorrowland Terrace. Your shows were the highlight of my vacation. You are an incredible talent and a true original. Thank you for sharing your gift of music and love with the rest of us.
janice april said:May 2, 2013 8:10 am PST
Going thru momentos and found a postcard you sent to me dated 1980! Always loved your show, a vist to WDW was not complete without seeing and hearing you. Have always, and still enjoy listening to your album. Incredible music, thanks for sharing your talent!
Mike Jones said:April 21, 2013 7:35 pm PST
Hellow Mike, been looking for you for a while. Just learning how to use FB. You may not recall but some time in 1980 , I saw you in line at the WDW lunchroom in the tunnel. I was the guy that asked if you would add a bit of Star Treck to your show. You said that you tried it at one time and did not like it. Although it was only a breaf moment, I wish to thank you for the inspiration you gave me. I always loved your show and saw it many times. I now have a keyboard system of my own with an OASYS 88 flagship. After years of waiting for the Tech. to catch up to you. Thanks again, you have no idea how you changed my love of music.
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