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Barry Manilow

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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• Began songwriting career writing advertisements for brands like Coca-Cola, KFC and Pepsi. He was also behind the "like a good neighbor" State Farm and the "stuck on Band-Aid" jingles.

• First recorded tracks under the name Featherbed in the 1970s.

• Hit "Mandy" was originally called "Brandy" and was changed because a track of the same name was released at the same time.

• Appeared in a 2003 episode of Will and Grace entitled "Fanilow," the name of his fans.

• The 2011 album 15 Minutes was about struggling with fame and inspired by Britney Spears' personal meltdown in 2007.