Barry Manilow

Born Jun 17, 1946

Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At the Copa)". In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-selling charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Mathis.… Read More

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1943 Birth Manilow was born on June 17, 1943, as Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Edna Manilow and Harold Pincus (who went by his own stepfather's surname, "Keliher"). … Read More


1961 18 Years Old Manilow grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and attended Eastern District High School, graduating in 1961. … Read More


1964 - 1965 2 More Events
1966 23 Years Old Another source says Manilow got an annulment from Deixler in 1966 after two years of marriage. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old By 1967, Manilow was the musical director for the WCBS-TV series Callback, which premiered on January 27, 1968. … Read More
Before Manilow's well-known association with Bette Midler began at the Continental Baths in New York City in 1971, he recorded four tracks as Featherbed, leading a group of session musicians produced and arranged by Tony Orlando. … Read More


1973 - 1977 5 More Events
1978 35 Years Old 1 More Event
The Second Barry Manilow Special in 1978, with Ray Charles as his guest, was also nominated for four Emmys. … Read More
On May 23, 1979, ABC aired The Third Barry Manilow Special, with John Denver as his guest. … Read More
1980 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, Manilow's One Voice special, with Dionne Warwick as his guest, was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction".


1983 - 1984 4 More Events
In 1985 Manilow left Arista Records for RCA Records, where he released the pop album Manilow, and began a phase of international music, as he performed songs and duets in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. … Read More
1986 - 1987 2 More Events
CBS aired Manilow's Big Fun on Swing Street special in March 1988. … Read More
The 1989 release of Barry Manilow, which contained "Please Don't Be Scared", "Keep Each Other Warm", and "The One That Got Away", ended Manilow's streak of albums of original self-written material (he only wrote or arranged two of the album's songs) and began a phase of his recording career consisting of covers and compilations.


1993 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1997, VH-1 aired Barry Manilow: The Summer of '78, a one-hour special of Manilow solo at the piano being interviewed and playing his greatest hits as well as songs from Summer of '78, his latest release at the time.
1999 56 Years Old On October 23, 1999, NBC aired the two-hour special StarSkates Salute to Barry Manilow taped at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring numerous figure skaters performing to Manilow's music. … Read More
In the year 2000, Manilow had two specials, Manilow Country and Manilow Live!, taped over two consecutive days at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
2002 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2002, Manilow returned to the charts when Arista released a greatest hits album, Ultimate Manilow.


2003 - 2005 5 More Events
Manilow returned to Arista Records under Davis for a new covers album, released January 31, 2006, called The Greatest Songs of the Fifties. … Read More
2007 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2007, Manilow returned to his hometown of New York City for three shows at Madison Square Garden. … Read More
He appeared on American Idol on February 3, 2009 during Hollywood Week to give advice to the contestants.
2010 67 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 26, 2010, Manilow released his new album The Greatest Love Songs of all Time. In December 2010 it was nominated for a Grammy award in the category Best Traditional Pop Album.
Manilow completed work on his new album, 15 Minutes, in March 2011, with his official Facebook page announcing that he had completed putting "finishing touches" to the album on March 16, 2011.
In January 2013, Manilow returned to Broadway with his concert series "Manilow on Broadway." … Read More
2014 71 Years Old On March 11, 2014, Manilow released "Night Songs", an album of standards performed only with piano and synthesized acoustic bass by Manilow himself.
On February 17, 2015, Manilow began his farewell tour at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska with stops at most major North American venues. … Read More
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