Barry Manilow: Birthday

American singer-songwriter
Born: June 17, 1943

Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer who has had a highly successful career spanning several decades. He was born on June 17, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York.

Manilow’s interest in music began at a young age, and he started playing the piano at the age of seven. He attended the Juilliard School of Music while also working in the mailroom at CBS. He later became a commercial jingle writer, composing tunes for popular advertisements.

In the early 1970s, Manilow caught his big break when he met Bette Midler and became her pianist and musical director. During this time, he gained recognition for his musical talent and began releasing his own albums. In 1974, he released his breakthrough hit, “Mandy,” which reached the top of the charts and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Manilow achieved great success with a string of hit songs, including “Copacabana,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Weekend in New England,” and “I Write the Songs.” He was known for his romantic ballads, catchy melodies, and smooth vocal style, which appealed to a wide audience.

Manilow’s live performances were also highly acclaimed, and he became renowned for his energetic and engaging stage presence. His concerts often sold out, and he performed in prestigious venues around the world.

Over the years, Barry Manilow has released numerous albums, many of which have achieved platinum or multi-platinum status. He has sold over 85 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

In addition to his successful music career, Manilow has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. He has supported several charitable causes, including music education programs, AIDS research, and disaster relief efforts.

Barry Manilow continues to perform and record music, delighting fans with his timeless songs and enduring popularity. His contributions to the music industry have solidified his status as an iconic figure in American pop music.

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Barry Manilow’s 5 most popular quotes

  • I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it.
  • I think my music is like anchovies – some people like it, some people get nauseous.
  • I never wanted to be a performer, that was not one of my goals. I wanted to be a musician and that was that.
  • Keep your family and old friends around you. That’s what I had done and that’s what saved my life when it came to being famous.
  • Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time.
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