|Barry Mann Compilation Albums
Several compilation albums comprised of various artists' recordings by of songs co-written by Barry Mann have been issued. This page gives track and artist information. >>>presented by Spectropop
|The Official Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Website
Visit the official Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil page and hear clips from Barry's new album "Soul & Inspiration". Two of the most respected and enduring songwriters in the history of pop music. >>>presented by Barry and Cynthia
| Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil Page
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil are one of the most prolific songwriting teams of the rock era. Barry Mann was born in 1939 in Brooklyn. When he was twelve years old he began writing songs as a hobby. He studied architecture at the Pratt Institute for a year before dropping out to write and record songs. He played piano on some demos. His first hit as a writer was She Say [Oom Dooby Doom], which was a top twenty song for the Diamonds in 1959. He tried recording but met with little success, save for his lone top forty song Who Put The Bomp [In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp], which made it to number seven in 1961. Mann had co-written the song with Gerry Goffin. He signed with Aldon Music and individually he wrote hit songs for such artists as Bobby Rydell, The Lettermen, Steve Lawrence, The Paris Sisters, and Teddy Randazzo. Cynthia Weil, born in 1941 in Manhattan, was trained as an actress and dancer. She began to write for songwriter Frank Loesser before switching over to Aldon Music. >>>presented by Tom Simon
|Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
"Another of the brilliant professional songwriting teams employed at New York's Brill Building in the during '60, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil wrote dozens of hit songs for various acts.
Barry Mann abandoned an architecture studios to become a somgwriter in 1958. Achieving his first hit in collaboration with Michael Anthony in early 1958 with "She Say (Oom Dooby Dom)," he was hired as a staff songwriter at Aldon Records. Teaming with a number of othe writers in the early '60s, Mann co-wrote "Footsteps" by Steve Lawrence, "I Love How Yiou Love Me" by The Paris Sisters," and Patches" by Dicky Lee. In 1961 he recorded a solo album that yeilded the hit "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" co-written by Gerry Goffin.
While on staff at Aldon Mann met Cynthia Weil In August 1961 they were married and
writing songs together. It was a perfect marriage of talents, resulting in fifty
hits in the next five years..."
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| Barry Mann works at BMI
The complete list of works direct from the Broadcast Music Inc. data base. >>>presented by Broadcast Music Inc.