Barry Mann

Barry Mann and his wife/co-writer Cynthia Weil

Barry Mann and his wife/co-writer Cynthia Weil

Often associated with writing partner Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann was a major player in the success of the Brill Building sound that dominated the pop charts in the early 1960s. Mann was a performer before his career as a songwriter began, charting with such songs as “Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp).” Along with his wife and writing partner Weil, Mann wrote such classics as “On Broadway”, made famous by the Drifters, and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”, made famous by the Righteous Brothers. In 1987, Mann was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Although he focused more on writing than performing, Mann did release a single in 1968 that features one of the longest song titles ever put on a 45. “The Young Electric Psychedelic Hippie Flippy Folk and Funky Philosophic Turned On Groovy 12 String Band” is the A-side of the single, and is a fun song with psych overtones.

Artist information sources include: an article written by Steve Kurutz of Allmusic.com

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

  • Angel, Angel Down We Go
  • Looking At Tomorrow
  • The Young Electric Psychedelic Hippie Flippy Folk and Funky Philosophic Turned On Groovy 12 String Band