Barry Manilow Information
Barry Manilow is one of only three people to have five albums on the bestselling charts at the same time - a testament to his talent and the dedication of his fans. Manilow got his start in showbiz writing commercial jingles, and producing and providing piano accompaniment for Bette Midler from 1971 to 1975. His 1973 debut self-titled album helped him gain attention of newly-formed Arista Records' president Clive Davis. Manilow's second album produced the number-one single Mandy (recorded at Clive Davis' insistence), and propelled him to stadom.
For the next decade, Manilow released a string of albums including the hit singles "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again", "Can't Smile Without You", "Weekend in New England", "I Write The Songs", and superhit "Copacabana". He played sold out-shows all over the world, including multi-night stints at Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium. As Manilow's pop career soared, he began to dabble in Jazz and Blues standards.
After appearing at the Las Vegas Hilton from 2004-late 2008, Manilow will be going out on a world tour in support of his series of "Greatest Songs Of The..." Decade-centric cover albums (the latest being the 1980's). Manilow will be appearing at the Verizon Wireless Arena in New Hampshire on February 4th, and at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Rhode Island on February 11th.