Barry Manilow Biography (Wikipedia)
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana (At the Copa)".
He recorded and released 46 Top 40 singles on the Adult Contemporary Chart, including 13 that hit number one and 28 of which appeared within the top ten, and has released many multi-platinum albums. Although not a favorite artist of music critics, Manilow has been praised by entertainers including Frank Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s as 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."
As well as producing and arranging albums for himself and other artists, Manilow has written and performed songs for musicals, films, and commercials for corporations such as McDonald's, Pepsi-Cola, and Band-Aid, from the 1960s. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award (winning once) as a producer, arranger and performer a total of fifteen times (and in every decade) from 1973 to 2015. He has also produced Grammy-nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan. Manilow has sold more than 75 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.
- Barry Manilow talks to Michael Ballhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx5bl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx5bl.jpg2016-06-12T11:30:00.000ZBarry looks back on his extraordinary career and puts a few rumours to rest...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xx6w3
Barry Manilow talks to Michael Ball
- Does Barry Manilow really brush his teeth every two hours?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx7dj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx7dj.jpg2016-06-12T11:30:00.000Z"I'm a hygiene freak, sorry..."https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xx83s
Does Barry Manilow really brush his teeth every two hours?
- "The whole thing about going on the road is about laundry!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx68l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xx68l.jpg2016-06-12T11:30:00.000ZBarry Manilow reveals why he doesn't want to tour anymore...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xx87r
"The whole thing about going on the road is about laundry!"
- Barry Manilow: "People are now realising I'm serious...I think it's time"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xwpxy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03xwpxy.jpg2016-06-10T08:27:00.000ZBarry explains why this really is the chance to see Barry in the UK one last time.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03xwq71
Barry Manilow: "People are now realising I'm serious...I think it's time"
- Barry Manilow chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtgz9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02dtgz9.jpg2014-12-08T16:17:00.000ZThe legendary singer talks about his new album, My Dream Duets.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dtktn
Barry Manilow chats to Steve Wright
- Barry Manilow - Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lg79j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lg79j.jpg2014-11-23T17:00:00.000ZPaul O'Grady is joined by Barry Manilow to talk about good times and his new album My Dream Duets.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02cpmdm
Barry Manilow - Interview
- Barry Manilow chats to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lg79j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01lg79j.jpg2013-11-12T16:45:00.000ZBarry looks forward to performing at Children In Need Rocks 2013 along with Gary Barlow.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lg7j8
Barry Manilow chats to Steve Wright
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