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Honored with SHOF’s highest accolade, the Johnny Mercer Award, in 2011


Barry Mann is a name synonymous with some of the greatest, most enduring songs in the entire American Musical spectrum. In collaboration with Cynthia Weil and other writers, he's produced an outstanding body of work accounting for more than 200 million records sold. Early hits such as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," and "On Broadway," started a catalog that began in the early 1960’s and continues to the present musical charts.

Barry Mann was born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York. He began taking piano lessons at age 11, after it was discovered that he could play pop songs by ear. In college, he studied architecture, but dropped out after a year to begin a career in music following a summer singing engagement at a Catskills resort in 1958. Mann was soon writing songs, and his first success, "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)," was recorded by the Diamonds and became a top twenty hit in 1959. Mann was soon courted by producers Al Nevins and Don Kirshner, who signed him to write for their company, Aldon Music, in the famed Brill Building.

In 1961, Mann enjoyed his only chart success as a performer, with the novelty song he wrote, "Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp). That same year Mann wrote "I Love How You Love Me," a hit for the Paris Sisters, and "War Paint," recorded by the British group the Brooks Brothers. 1961 was also the year Mann teamed with a new songwriting partner, Cynthia Weil, whom he also married that year. Their first success was "Bless You," recorded by…

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Discography Highlights

ON BROADWAY Mike Stoller, Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc.

Screen Gems - EMI Music, Inc.

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