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Laurie Wheeler


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I will do my very best to answer any and all questions about Barry Manilow and his phenomenal career in a timely, informative and professional-like manner.

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I have been a Barry Manilow fan ever since "Mandy", and I have an extensive collection of his recordings, videos and DVDs from his first album to the present date. I have also had the pleasure of meeting Barry, and I respect and admire him tremendously.


I have been a member of the Barry Manilow International Fan Club for 38 years, and I have been a lifetime member since 1991.
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Please feel free to contact me on Facebook at I am also the Administrator of the Manilow Magic BMFC (Barry Manilow Fan Club) on Facebook and the Fans of Barry Manilow Band/Musician page on Facebook.


I am a graduate of Grand Blanc High School, and I have an Associate's Degree in the Medical Secretarial field from Baker College of Flint, Michigan.

What do you like about this subject?

Barry Manilow is a true musician, not just a singer or a songwriter. As Rolling Stone magazine says, Barry Manilow is "The Showman Of Our Generation". I also love the fact that Barry's music brings joy, hope and inspiration to people all over the world.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to learn more about other people who appreciate Barry's music, and how his music has meaningfully affected their lives.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Barry started out on the accordion, then switched to the piano at the age of 13. He has also described his career as a singer and concert entertainer as a "beautiful accident", and that this career chose him. He likes oddball musical instruments such as the kazoo, musical saw, Jew's Harp, etc.

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Recent Answers from Laurie Wheeler

2016-04-23 Songs that only Barry wrote:

Hello, Ashleigh!    Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  As for how many songs Barry has written exclusively on his own, you are correct about If I Should Love Again, and it is one of my favorites

2016-04-14 Meeting Barry Manilow:

Hello, Tammy!    Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  I also appreciate you sharing your story about you and Stephanie Buxell, and how you have been fans of Barry for over 30 years.  I am

2016-03-22 How can I meet my idpol?:

Hello, Randy!    Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  I appreciate you sharing your story with me, and how Barry's music has helped you with your learning disability.  That is wonderful indeed

2015-12-16 Linda:

Hi, Julia!    Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  As for your question about Linda, I have heard some other people mention that Linda passed away around 2010-2011, but I have found no definitive

2015-10-24 Sore Throats:

Hello, Jodi!    Thank you for contacting me through All Experts.  Now I will answer your question about Barry having sore throats, and how he took care of it.  Of course, sore throats are very common for


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