Barry Manilow

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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Barry Alan Pincus, 17 June 1943, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. An immensely popular singer, pianist and composer from the mid-70s onwards, Manilow studied music at the Juilliard School and worked as an arranger for CBS-TV. During the 60s, he also became a skilled composer of advertising jingles. In 1972 he served as accompanist to Bette Midler, then a cult performer in New York’s gay bath-houses. Manilow subsequently arranged Midler’s first two albums and gained his own recording contract with Bell. After an unsuccessful debut album, he took the powerful ballad ‘Mandy’ to number 1 in America at the end of 1974. The song had previously been a UK hit for its co-writer Scott English, as ‘Brandy’. This was the prelude to 10 years of remarkable hit parade success for Manilow, who signed a new recording contract with Arista Records. With his strong, pleasant tenor, well-constructed love songs and ingratiating manner in live shows,...

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