Barry Alan Pincus adopted his mother's maiden name to become the multi-award winning singer, songwriter and composer, Barry Manilow. Best known for songs Mandy, Can't Smile Without You and Copacabana, his spectacular achievements during a 50-year career ensure that he plays to sold out audiences everywhere. The One Last Time! tour is likely to be his last in the UK. But, music career as impressive as Barry's, fans might as well agree that the performer finally deserves a little break.
About Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. While studying at The New York College of Music, he wrote an entirely original score for CBS, also working as a pianist, producer and arranger while starting a career as an award-winning jingle writer.
By 1967, Manilow worked on the WCBS-TV series, Callback, as musical director, before moving to Ed Sullivan's production company. He began recording for Belle Records while accompanying singers on piano which led to a collaboration with Bette Midler between 1971-75. Belle Records became Arista, which oversaw the release of Mandy in 1974, kickstarting his string of award-winning hits and multi-platinum and albums, including Tryin' to Get the Feeling, This One's for You, Even Now, and One Voice.
Even Now was his breakthrough in Britain, the first of many top-20 albums in the UK, and a compilation album of his greatest hits soon followed. He was also writing, producing, recording and performing on TV and stage. Hit single Copacabana inspired a film of the same name in which he starred and received a Grammy.
Now a household name, he was regularly on TV and stage worldwide. In 2002 he was entered into The Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
Manilow's 50 career accrued two Emmy awards, four Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, Society of Singer's Lifetime Achievement Award, A Clio and an RIAA plaque commemorating his first worldwide record sales of 75 million.