Barry Manilow In-depth Biography
Barry Manilow was born on 17th June 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. He is an all-round pop and rock musical maestro, with talents as a musician, song writer, conductor and all-round icon.
Barry Manilow has sold over 80 million records and his musical career spans over 40 years. With smash hits, "Mandy" and multi-platinum and multi-hit albums Tryin' to Get the Feeling, This One's for You, Even Now, and One Voice, Barry Manilow is one of the few living legends of pop and soft rock music.
In the early years, Barry Manilow earned his money with writing scores for musicals. He was signed to Bell records in 1974 and it was at this point his fame grew. Hit after hit on both sides of the Atlantic allowed Barry Manilow to gain notoriety and his music was used in a number of TV series including the single “Copacabana” from the film Foal Play which was also a turned into a musical.
Barry Manilow tickets sold out at his concerts at the Greek Theatre in LA, 1979. During the 1980’s, Barry Manilow live at the Royal Albert Hall proved highly popular with fans and resulted in a five day sell out tour. Further Barry Manilow concerts at London Wembley Arena and Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh ensured his place as one of the living lengends in the pop world.
In 1984 Barry Mailow released 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, a jazz/blues ensemble containing Sarah Vaughan, Mel Tormé and Gerry Mulligan, Barry Manilow went on to release his autobiography titled Sweet Life: Adventures on the Way to Paradise and later appeared at the 1988 ‘That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert ' and performed the hits "Please Don't Be Scared" and "Mandy/Could It Be Magic".
Throughout the 1990’s Barry Manilow continued to co-write musical scores and also participated in a TV show ‘Barry Manilow: Live By Request’ which attracted an amazing 2.4 million viewers. In 2003, Barry Manilow collaborated with old friend and singer Bette Midler, to produce Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook and brought out Scores (2004) which contained his hits from two musicals.
On June 2011 Barry Manilow released the album 15 Minutes which reached number seven in the Billboard Top 100 Album Chart.