Legendary songwriter and performer Barry Manilow revisits the 70s for his new high-definition television special, Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies, airing on over 250 PBS stations during its December Fundraising Campaign (please see below for a complete list of stations). Inspired by his highly anticipated CD, The Greatest Songs of the Seventies, the television event will not only feature Manilow in concert, but sharing his personal experiences with the audience.
Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies was taped before a live audience on September 12th at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York, a return to the city where Manilow was born and raised. Manilow also reunited with director David Mallet, who helmed last year’s Barry Manilow: Music and Passion for which Manilow won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.” As a director, Mallet’s work includes specials for Elton John, Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, Madonna,U2 and Cher (where he won an Emmy for The Farewell Tour).
Manilow’s music is synonymous with the 70s. His songs helped define the era, and Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies will revisit some of those songs, as well as some of his own favorites from the decade — many of which are featured on his new CD.
Industry charts have ranked Manilow as the undisputed number one adult contemporary artist of all time with record sales exceeding 70 million worldwide. He has written hundreds of songs and performed around the globe, thrilling millions of fans and winning a Grammy, two Emmys, several Tony Awards, and an Oscar nomination.