Barry Manilow: I Never Wanted To Be a Singer

Barry Manilow says he never wanted to be a famous singer, telling WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” that he just wanted to be a songwriter.

He said he just wanted to write, create and arrange songs.

“I never, ever thought about becoming the super, megastar, sex God that I am,” Manilow joked.

Manilow said he released “Mandy” and then had a few more hits. But he said he really hit it big when he made his first television appearance.

“The TV show that we did, the first TV special, went through the roof and when my band and I went to the airport the next morning it was all over. From that moment on my life exploded into a million pieces and everything changed,” Manilow said.

Manilow said he never gets tired of singing his hit songs, saying he’s grateful that he’s still able to do it.

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