Barry Mann

Born Feb 9, 1939

Barry Mann is an American songwriter, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil. Mann married Weil in August 1961. The couple has one daughter: Dr Jenn Berman.

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1939 Birth Born on February 9, 1939.


1959 20 Years Old His first successful song as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)", a Top 20 chart-scoring song composed for the band the Diamonds in 1959. … Read More
1961 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Mann and Weil, who married in 1961, developed some songs intended to be socially conscious, with successes such as "Uptown" by the Crystals, "We Gotta Get out of This Place" by the Animals, "Magic Town" by the Vogues, and "Kicks" by Paul Revere & the Raiders. (Mann and Weil were disturbed when "Only In America", a song they had written with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and conceived originally for and recorded by the Drifters as a protest against racial prejudice, was re-worked by Leiber and Stoller into an uncontroversial success for Jay & the Americans.) … Read More


1986 47 Years Old Mann has composed songs for movies, most notably "Somewhere Out There", co-written with Weil and James Horner, for the 1986 animated movie An American Tail. … Read More
1987 48 Years Old In 1987, Mann and Weil were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. … Read More


2010 71 Years Old Mann and Weil were named among the 2010 recipients of Ahmet Ertegun Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. … Read More
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