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  • 1. 

    Who "came and gave without taking" in one of Barry Manilow's songs?

    • A.

      Randi

    • B.

      None Of These Choices

    • C.

      Mandy

    • D.

      Sandy

    Correct Answer
    C. Mandy
    Explanation
    In one of Barry Manilow's songs, the person who "came and gave without taking" is Mandy.

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  • 2. 

    What decade is the hit single "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      2000's

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    B. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow is from the seventies.

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  • 3. 

    What famous actress gave Barry Manilow his first job as music director and piano player in 1972?

    • A.

      Bette Midler

    • B.

      Reba McEntire

    • C.

      Aretha Franklin

    • D.

      Cyndi Lauper

    Correct Answer
    A. Bette Midler
    Explanation
    Bette Midler gave Barry Manilow his first job as music director and piano player in 1972.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name given to Barry Manilow at birth?

    • A.

      Alan Jones

    • B.

      William Pine

    • C.

      James Smith

    • D.

      Barry Alan Pincus

    Correct Answer
    D. Barry Alan Pincus
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow's birth name was Barry Alan Pincus. This is evident from the fact that the answer option "Barry Alan Pincus" matches the given question asking for his birth name.

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  • 5. 

    The two types of dance sung about in Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" are the meringue and the what?

    • A.

      Charleston

    • B.

      Twist

    • C.

      Tango

    • D.

      Cha-Cha

    Correct Answer
    D. Cha-Cha
    Explanation
    In Barry Manilow's "Copacabana," the two types of dance sung about are the meringue and the cha-cha. The song describes the lively and energetic atmosphere of the Copacabana nightclub, where people are dancing to these Latin American rhythms. The cha-cha is a popular dance style characterized by quick steps and syncopated movements, which perfectly fits the vibrant and festive mood of the song. The mention of the cha-cha in the lyrics adds to the overall imagery and excitement of the Copacabana scene.

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  • 6. 

    What decade is the hit single "Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    B. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "Could It Be Magic" by Barry Manilow is from the seventies.

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  • 7. 

    What decade is the hit single "Weekend In New England" by Barry Manilow from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      2000's

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    A. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "Weekend In New England" by Barry Manilow is from the Seventies. This suggests that the song was released and popular during the 1970s decade.

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  • 8. 

    What decade is the hit single "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      2000's

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    D. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow is from the seventies.

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  • 9. 

    What year did Barry Manilow have the hit single "Could It Be Magic" on Arista?

    • A.

      1975

    • B.

      1993

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    A. 1975
    Explanation
    In 1975, Barry Manilow released the hit single "Could It Be Magic" on Arista. This song became one of his signature songs and was a commercial success. It showcased Manilow's talent as a singer and songwriter and helped solidify his career in the music industry. The song's catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics resonated with audiences, making it a hit during that year.

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  • 10. 

    What year did Barry Manilow have the hit single "I Write The Songs" on Arista?

    • A.

      1968

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1976

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    C. 1976
    Explanation
    In 1976, Barry Manilow had the hit single "I Write The Songs" on Arista. This song became one of his signature songs and was a commercial success, reaching the top of the charts in multiple countries. It was written by Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys and became a popular anthem for songwriters. The song's success in 1976 aligns with the given answer.

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  • 11. 

    What year did Barry Manilow have the hit single "Copacabana" on Arista?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    D. 1978
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow had the hit single "Copacabana" on Arista in 1978.

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  • 12. 

    What year did Barry Manilow have the hit single "Ships" on Arista?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    D. 1980
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow had the hit single "Ships" on Arista in 1980.

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  • 13. 

    What was the first instrument Barry Manilow learned to play at the age of seven?

    • A.

      The Accordian

    • B.

      Banjo

    • C.

      Guitar

    • D.

      Harp

    Correct Answer
    A. The Accordian
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow learned to play the accordion at the age of seven.

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  • 14. 

    Barry Manilow produced albums that were nominated for Grammy Awards for what three female singers?

    • A.

      Bette Midler, Reba McEntire, Aretha Franklin

    • B.

      Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson

    • C.

      Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Carnie Wilson

    • D.

      Karen Carpenter, Marie Osmond, Bette Midler

    Correct Answer
    B. Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow produced albums that were nominated for Grammy Awards for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, and Nancy Wilson.

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  • 15. 

    Barry Manilow's double LP "Barry Manilow/Live", released in 1977, reached which level?

    • A.

      Silver

    • B.

      Triple-Platinum

    • C.

      Gold

    • D.

      Platinum

    Correct Answer
    B. Triple-Platinum
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow's double LP "Barry Manilow/Live" released in 1977 reached the level of Triple-Platinum. This means that the album sold three million copies in the United States. The Triple-Platinum certification indicates a high level of commercial success and popularity for the album.

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  • 16. 

    What movie got Barry Manilow an Oscar nomination for "Ready To Take A Chance Again"?

    • A.

      Foul Play

    • B.

      Around The World In 80 Days

    • C.

      Top Gun

    • D.

      Caddyshack

    Correct Answer
    A. Foul Play
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow received an Oscar nomination for his song "Ready To Take A Chance Again" in the movie Foul Play.

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  • 17. 

    Which award did Barry Manilow win for his 1977 TV show "The Barry Manilow Special"?

    • A.

      Academy Award

    • B.

      Raspberry Award

    • C.

      Grammy Award

    • D.

      Emmy Award

    Correct Answer
    D. Emmy Award
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow won the Emmy Award for his 1977 TV show "The Barry Manilow Special". The Emmy Award is given to recognize excellence in the television industry, including outstanding performances, directing, writing, and production. Manilow's show must have been deemed exceptional in its category, leading to him receiving this prestigious award.

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  • 18. 

    What was the title of Barry Manilow's only Christmas album and video?

    • A.

      Because It's Christmas

    • B.

      Christmas In Time's Square

    • C.

      Catching Snowdrops

    • D.

      From My Home To Yours

    Correct Answer
    A. Because It's Christmas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Because It's Christmas." This album and video by Barry Manilow is titled "Because It's Christmas."

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  • 19. 

    Who gets shot in Barry Manilow's "Copacabana"?

    • A.

      Tony The Bartender

    • B.

      Lola The Showgirl

    • C.

      Rico

    • D.

      Nobody

    Correct Answer
    A. Tony The Bartender
    Explanation
    In Barry Manilow's "Copacabana," Tony The Bartender gets shot. This is a significant event in the song's storyline, as it leads to Lola The Showgirl becoming devastated and seeking revenge. The shooting of Tony adds drama and tragedy to the narrative, making it a memorable moment in the song.

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  • 20. 

    What decade is the hit single "Somewhere In The Night" by Barry Manilow from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Sixties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    D. Seventies
    Explanation
    The hit single "Somewhere In The Night" by Barry Manilow is from the seventies.

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  • 21. 

    What two schools did Barry Manilow attend after graduating from high school?

    • A.

      CalTech And AADA

    • B.

      NJU AndNYC

    • C.

      NYU And Juliard

    • D.

      NYC And Juliard

    Correct Answer
    D. NYC And Juliard
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow attended NYC and Juliard after graduating from high school.

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  • 22. 

    What was the name of the record company in 1972 that signed Barry Manilow to record his debut solo album?

    • A.

      Bell Records

    • B.

      Concord

    • C.

      Columbia

    • D.

      Motown

    Correct Answer
    A. Bell Records
    Explanation
    In 1972, Barry Manilow signed with Bell Records to record his debut solo album. Bell Records was a record company that was active during that time period.

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  • 23. 

    What two singers shared the record with Barry Manilow of having five albums on the charts simultaneously in 1978?

    • A.

      Bette Midler And Frank Sinatra

    • B.

      Simon And Garfunkel

    • C.

      Frank Sinatra And Johnny Mathis

    • D.

      Fred Astaire And Ginger Rogers

    Correct Answer
    C. Frank Sinatra And Johnny Mathis
    Explanation
    In 1978, two singers, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis, shared the record with Barry Manilow of having five albums on the charts simultaneously. This means that both Frank Sinatra and Johnny Mathis had five albums that were popular and being sold at the same time, making them equal to Barry Manilow in terms of chart success.

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  • 24. 

    When Barry Manilow released "The Greatest Songs of The Sixties" in October 2006, how many albums had his singing career produced?

    • A.

      46

    • B.

      59

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      109

    Correct Answer
    B. 59
    Explanation
    Barry Manilow had released a total of 59 albums by the time he released "The Greatest Songs of The Sixties" in October 2006. This indicates that he had a long and successful singing career, with a large body of work.

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  • 25. 

    Barry Manilow's "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" was produced by Barry Manilow, David Benson, Garry C. Kief & who?

    • A.

      Barry Gordon

    • B.

      Joe Meek

    • C.

      Mitch Miller

    • D.

      Clive Davis

    Correct Answer
    D. Clive Davis
    Explanation
    Clive Davis is the correct answer because he is a renowned music producer and executive who has worked with many notable artists throughout his career. It is not uncommon for artists to collaborate with producers and executives to create and produce their albums. In this case, Barry Manilow's "The Greatest Songs of the Sixties" was produced not only by Barry Manilow himself but also by David Benson, Garry C. Kief, and Clive Davis.

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  • 26. 

    During the five years that Barry Manilow was split from Arista Records, what two labels did he record new ablums with?

    • A.

      Motown And BMG

    • B.

      Presley Productions And Sunshine

    • C.

      Bell And Columbia

    • D.

      Concord And Columbia

    Correct Answer
    D. Concord And Columbia
    Explanation
    During the five years that Barry Manilow was split from Arista Records, he recorded new albums with Concord and Columbia. This means that he collaborated with these two labels during the period of time when he was not working with Arista Records.

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  • 27. 

    For which two animated Disney movies did Barry Manilow create the soundtracks?

    • A.

      The Fox, The Hound And Bambi II

    • B.

      Lion King And Beauty & The Beast

    • C.

      101 Dalmations And Finding Nemo

    • D.

      Thumbelina, Pebble & The Penguin

    Correct Answer
    D. Thumbelina, Pebble & The Penguin
  • 28. 

    How many viewers tuned in to "The Barry Manilow Special" on ABC-TV in March 1977?

    • A.

      4.5 Million Viewers

    • B.

      28 Million Viewers

    • C.

      37 Million Viewers

    • D.

      300 Thousand Viewers

    Correct Answer
    C. 37 Million Viewers
    Explanation
    In March 1977, "The Barry Manilow Special" on ABC-TV attracted a significant number of viewers, specifically 37 million. This indicates a high level of interest and popularity for the show during that time.

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  • 29. 

    On Barry Manilow's album "Because It's Christmas", who sang "Baby It's Cold Outside"?

    • A.

      Kenny Chesney And Shania Twain

    • B.

      Barry Manilow And Loretta Lynn

    • C.

      Dolly Parton And Barry Manilow

    • D.

      K.T. Oslin And Barry Manilow

    Correct Answer
    D. K.T. Oslin And Barry Manilow
    Explanation
    On Barry Manilow's album "Because It's Christmas", the song "Baby It's Cold Outside" was sung by K.T. Oslin and Barry Manilow.

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