Additional information about this, Barry Manilow vinyl art.
Barry Manilow – The Artist
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include “Could It Be Magic”, “Mandy”, “I Write the Songs”, “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”. As well as producing and arranging albums for himself and other artists, Manilow has written and performed songs for musicals, films, and commercials for corporations such as McDonald’s, Pepsi-Cola, and Band-Aid, from the 1960s. He has also produced Grammy-nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan. Manilow has sold more than 75 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists.
I Write The Songs – The Song
‘I Write The Songs’ is a popular song written by Bruce Johnston in 1975 but made famous by Barry Manilow. The original version was recorded by The Captain & Tennille, who worked with Johnston in the early 1970s with The Beach Boys. It appears on their 1975 album Love Will Keep Us Together. The first release of “I Write the Songs” as a single was by then teen-idol David Cassidy from his 1975 solo album The Higher They Climb, which was also produced by Johnston. Barry Manilow was initially reluctant to record the song, stating in his autobiography Sweet Life: “The problem with the song was that if you didn’t listen carefully to the lyric, you would think that the singer was singing about himself. It could be misinterpreted as a monumental ego trip.”After persuasion by Clive Davis, then president of Arista Records, Manilow recorded the song, and his version of “I Write the Songs” was the first single taken from the album Tryin’ to Get the Feeling.
The Grand Piano – The Shape
This record has been cut into a Grand Piano as used by Barry Manilow. The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys (small levers) that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.
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