Glitter and gold

Barry Mann (composer), Cynthia Weil (composer)

About Barry Mann

Barry Mann (né Imberman; born February 9, 1939) is an American songwriter and musician, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil.

He has written or co-written 53 hits in the UK and 98 in the US.

Early life

Mann was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City. He was born two days before fellow songwriter Gerry Goffin.


His first successful song as a writer was "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)", a Top 20 chart-scoring song composed for the band The Diamonds in 1959. Mann co-wrote the song with Mike Anthony (Michael Logiudice). In 1961, Mann had his greatest success to that point with "I Love How You Love Me", written with Larry Kolber and a no. 5 scoring single for the band The Paris Sisters, (seven years later, Bobby Vinton's version would score in the Top 10). The same year, Mann himself reached the Top 40 as a performer with a novelty so…Read more on Wikipedia