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In other news, Barry Manilow is gay

April 5, 2017 by norman lebrecht

24 comments.


The singer, who is 73, announced today that he has lived with another man for 39 years.

Just before the world forgot he’s still around.

We wish the couple every happiness.


Comments (24)

  1. Mario Denis says:

    I love this site, find out who’s gay, find out who’s dead, find out which hall is empty or full, find out who has a sore throat, find out who’s violin was cracked on what airline, find out who’s retiring, but I still come everyday to check all the news, after-all this is where I discovered The Nose and theoperaplatform.com.

  2. cynical bystander says:

    I”m sure Mr Manilow’s millions of fans have forgotten that he is still around and will be even less concerned about ‘our’ rather snide wishes for every happiness. Always assuming that they are aware of ‘our’ existance .

    1. cynical bystander says:

      …..have not forgotten…..

  3. Ungeheuer says:

    No news to this. One had to have had one’s head buried in a hole not to have known. It was ever so obvious.

    1. Sixtus says:

      And which hole might that be?

      1. Steve P says:

        Well, of one must ask…

  4. Walt says:

    Garry Kief is gay??

  5. Sue says:

    I always regarded Manilow as gay and couldn’t care less. But what really intrigued me is why he wrote such cloying love songs directed specifically at women!! They fell for it in their legions.

    1. Jaybuyer says:

      You can’t really write cloying love songs specifically about men. It would be so tacky. (See nearly all gay/straight classical composers)

    2. Nik says:

      I always thought ‘Mandy’ was directed at Peter Mandelson.

      1. MWnyc says:

        You win the thread.

    3. MWnyc says:

      Why did Barry Manilow write love songs directed at women? Because that’s where the money is. You straight people outnumber us by at least 15-to-1. If you want to write megahit songs, you have to aim them at the mega audience.

      1. Wolfgang Amadeus Museart says:

        Actually the song was written by Scott English and Richard Kerr under the name “Brandy”. Scott English hat a UK hit in 1971. When Barry Manilow recorded his cover version in 1974 the song was renamed to avoid confusion with another song called “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by the band Looking Glass. “Mandy” became a hit all around the world.

      2. Holly Golightly says:

        Much more than 15 to 1.

  6. bye bye says:

    Who’s Barry Manilow?

    1. Mikey says:

      I am sure we are all so impressed at just how high you can hold your nose.

  7. Dave T says:

    Stunned.

  8. Jerry Weihe says:

    What an abominable, disgusting admission. Just think how blessed Mr Manilow is, and he reciprocates to GOD by spreading such behavior

    1. MWnyc says:

      Poe’s Law in action?

    2. NYMike says:

      How about keeping your god delusions to yourself!

    3. Bruce says:

      Just goes to show, you’re never too old to have an imaginary friend. Especially if you get to make your friend as mean-hearted as you are.

    4. Rebeca says:

      I agree too oh but we can’t say our feelings. Disgusting!

  9. Daniel F. says:

    As Claude Raines famously said, “I’m shocked…” but why the snide tone from NL? Surprising actually.

  10. Plush says:

    I think that Slipped Disc is a fag.


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