Friday, August 7, 2009
Ultimate Barry Manilow Success
Barry manilow is a singer-song writter, Musician and Entertainer,His best recordings are "I write the songs",Mandy,Weekend in new england and copacabana.His five albums made a massive collection equal over Frank sinatra, Michael Jackson and johny mathis.
The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties and The Greatest Songs Of The Sixties, both released in 2006, allowed Manilow to become the first artist since 1981 to have two albums in the top two positions in one calendar year on the Billboard chart. The following year, The Greatest Songs Of The Seventies became his 10th Top 10 debut and the only artist to have three Top four debuts on the Billboard 200 chart in two years. The Greatest Songs Of The Eighties release in, 2008, proved once again, he’s got the chops. Manilow has won a unique place in the pantheon of American performers.Barry Manilow’s Brooklyn roots are where music became an integral part of his life. By the age of seven,Barry was taking accordion lessons and playing on a neighbor’s piano. He attended New York College of Music and the Julliard School of Music while working in the mailroom at CBS. He subsequently became musical director at CBS which led to a lucrative sideline on New York’s advertising jingle circuit. In 1971,Barry Manilow met Bette Midler and became her music director, arranger and pianist. Three years later Clive Davis famously brought Manilow a recent U.K. hit song entitled “Brandy” (by its writer Scott English). Clive changed the title to “Mandy,” it reached Number One in early 1975, and ignited one of the most incandescent solo careers in pop. This multi-talented man wears many hats – musician being the first and foremost of titles, including composer, arranger, producer and finally, performer. Barry Manilowis ranked as the top Adult Contemporary chart artist of all time, according to R&R (Radio & Records), with no less than 25 consecutive Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1975 and 1983. A winner of Grammy, and Tony Awards, Barry Manilow received his fifth Emmy nomination and an Emmy win for the PBS special “Barry Manilow: Music and Passion.” Barry Manilowrecently created the Music Project as part of his Barry Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. Answering the call of need at a time when arts and music programs in most schools is the first casualty in budget cuts, MMP provided $500,000 worth of musical instruments to 21 local schools in the Coachella Valley. As Manilow says, “Anyone can make a difference. Just call your local schools and ask them what they need. Get ‘em a new set of drums! Music changes a young person’s life.”