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Singer And Songwriter Barry Manilow

Almost everyone knows at least one line to a Barry Manilow song. The list of hits he has had over his 40 year career is lengthy. There’s “Mandy," "Copacabana" and “Can’t Smile Without You." Manilow has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, yet even today, he seems surprised by his success as a pop star. He says he’s always seen himself as the musician behind the scenes -- a songwriter and an arranger. Today, at age 70, Manilow is doing all of that: performing concerts, composing a musical of his own and he even recently appeared on Broadway. Music legend Barry Manilow joins Diane in studio to talk about his life and career.

"Mandy" (1974)

"I Write The Songs" (1975)

"Copacabana (At The Copa)" (1978)

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