Barry Manilow

Born 17 June 1943.
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Barry Manilow - I Am Your Child at Children in Need Rocks 2013

Barry Manilow performs I Am Your Child at Children in Need Rocks 2013

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Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At the Copa)".

In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Herb Alpert, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Mathis. He has recorded a string of Billboard hit singles and multi-platinum albums that have resulted in his being named Radio & Records' No. 1 adult contemporary artist, and winning three straight American Music Awards for favorite pop/rock male artist. Between 1974 and 1983 Manilow had three No. 1 singles and 25 that reached the top 40. Although not a favorite of music critics, several well-known entertainers have praised Manilow, including Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s saying, "He's next." In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies

    The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies 2007

    Reviewed by Michael Quinn
    For those who love Manilow, this is a must. For those who don’t, this could well be...
  2. Review of The Greatest Songs of the Sixties

    The Greatest Songs of the Sixties 2006

    Reviewed by Alwyn Turner
    ....Manilow still knows what satisfies the committed.
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