Turpin, Adrian, The Independent (London, England)
For thousands of people, today is very special. On 17 June 1946, Barry Alan Pinkus was born in New York. The artist normally known as Barry Manilow has hit 50. In Happy Birthday Barry from Gary (Radio 2, Saturday), Gary Wilmot acknowledged this fact. Gary had good reason to be grateful to Barry, having spent months playing the lead in the sultan of schmaltz's musical, Copacabana. Here he repaid his debt. "We've invited along some party guests," he chirped. "Some old friends of Barry, some fans, and we'll be hearing from Barry himself, telling us of his rise from Brooklyn to Broadway to Hollywood to the world. So, with the candles gently flickering on the cake, and the root beer …
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Publication information: Article title: Radio Review. Contributors: Turpin, Adrian - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: June 17, 1996. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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