|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s rock and roll pop 70s doo wop classic rock brill building pop american oldies|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s|
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Barry Iberman, 9 February 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. One of the leading pop songwriters of his generation. Although trained as an architect, Mann began his career in music following a summer singing engagement in the Catskills resort. He initially composed material for Elvis Presleys publishers Hill & Range, before briefly collaborating with Howard Greenfield. In 1961, he enjoyed a Top 10 hit in his own right with Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp), but thereafter it was as a composer that he dominated the Billboard Hot 100. During the same year as his solo hit, Mann found a new songwriting partner in Cynthia Weil, whom he soon married. Their first success together was Tony Orlandos Bless You (1961), a simple but effective love song, which endeared them to their new employer, bubblegum genius Don Kirschner, who housed a wealth of songwriting talent in the cubicles of his Brill Building offices. With...