Five powerful music quotes from Barry Manilow

Five powerful music quotes from Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is one of the greatest, most talented musicians of our time. 

Barry Manilow

Happy birthday to the legendary Barry Manilow. ‘The Old Songs’ hitmaker turns 77 today. 

Over the years, Manilow has released music that has made many of us dance, cry, and smile.  

Manilow writes music that speaks straight to the heart and it goes without saying that he is a lyrical genius. 

In honour of his birthday, we look at five of the most powerful things he has said about music.

"No one person or material thing could ever come close to the feeling I get when the music is right."

"Whenever there was a choice between music and anything else, music won hands down every time."

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"I am a musician. My passion for music has obliterated everything in its path for my entire life."

"My goal was always to be involved in music that would outlive me. And maybe that's actually happening"

"Every few years, I go back into all the songs and I update them so that it never sounds like an oldies show. If you come to the shows, they're full of muscle. 'Copacabana' sounds like it could have been released yesterday."

We’re celebrating Barry Manilow's birthday on East Coast Gold with a special 60-minute tribute. Listen via the ECR App or

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