ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Entertainment and Media»
  • Celebrities

A Barry Manilow Story

Updated on July 13, 2016

A musical icon

Born Barry Alan Pincus on June 14, 1943, Barry Manilow has been making remarkable music for 37 years. His recent album fifteen minutes debuted at #7 on the Billboard charts to add to Barry's 13th top 10 album overall. He is currently performing @ the Paris Théâtre, Paris Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Barry is 75% Jewish and 25% Irish technically. His Mother was Jewish and his father was half Jewish, half Irish. A Brooklyn native of the north east side, Barry went to school at Eastern District High School and graduated there in 1961. After high school Manilow attended Julliard Performing Arts School and worked intern ship at CBS to pay for college. Soon after he was working any gig that came his way from pianist to arranger of events. These gigs would proove to be great for his resume because soon after he was doing jingles for big corporate American businesses to promote their products. Two big companies were Pepsi and KFC. By the decades end Manilow had wrote jingles for over a dozen major corporations, was a musical director for CBS and worked with the Ed Sullivan's production company.

Manilow started working mainstream in the music business thanks to his ties to Bette Midler. He helped with playing the piano and even worked with Bette on a couple of albums. Barry Manilow dropped his first album entitled " Barry Manilow " was released on Bell Records in 1973 which went quadruple platinum. Up to date Barry has recorded 26 albums ranging for 3 decades now and is still performing live. His health is just about perfect but the health of his music making has not changed. He has an inspirational voice and great ideal for writing music for all reasons.

About His Style

Barry is best known for his smooth romantic and saccharine songs. Before achieving his rise to fame, Manilow was a target for the critics staright through the 1970s, even as he sold millions of albums and gained a huge audience base. He didn't always write his music even when recording work by other artists. Manilow cultivated a lush and melodic musical style that was popular during the prerock era. His style evolved during the early 1980s, from structural, string-laden, AM-radio pop to a more classic, jazzy sound influenced by both swing and vintage Broadway show tunes.

Classic Barry

Barry's Classics 1970's

Barry Manilow In Concert

Barry's Love Life

Barry Minilow has has quite a strange love life. Currently his is secretly (yet not so secret) to Garry Kief. Recently his ex-wife Susan Deixler has spoken out about the superstar crooner's marriage to long-time manager Garry Kief. She was 19 years old when the two first married in 1964. Barry was madly in love with Susan and the two had a long marriage.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tamarajo profile image

      Tamarajo 6 years ago

      Interesting article about Barry Manilow. His ability to keep making hits for so long was much like Phil Collins. I liked them both when they were popular.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)