Barry Manilow

Active - 20th Century  |   Born - Jun 17, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY  |   Genres - Music [nf], Children's/Family, Comedy

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  • Began songwriting career writing advertisements for brands like Coca-Cola, KFC and Pepsi. He was also behind the "like a good neighbor" State Farm and the "stuck on Band-Aid" jingles.
  • First recorded tracks under the name Featherbed in the 1970s.
  • Hit "Mandy" was originally called "Brandy" and was changed because a track of the same name was released at the same time.
  • Appeared in a 2003 episode of Will and Grace entitled "Fanilow," the name of his fans.
  • The 2011 album 15 Minutes was about struggling with fame and inspired by Britney Spears' personal meltdown in 2007.