Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Barry Manilow!

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1943)

The following are questions posed to Barry in an interview:

Let’s talk about your hair back in the ’70s.
Oh, please.

What’s the secret to the styling – what kind of products did you use?
I just have to tell you – go look at everybody else’s hair back in the ’70s. We all looked like that. Look at Rod Stewart. We all looked like that. It’s a matter of generations – we all looked like morons.
[Photo and interview quotes via]

Note to “Fanilows”: Loads of Barry Manilow videos posted today over at TJB’s “Stirred, Straight Up, with a Twist.


  1. True, Rod Stewart did look like a moron. Still does.

    Happy Birthday, Barry!

  2. These photos of Rod Stewart are particularly disturbing.

  3. that was her name, really? i thought her name was lola.

  4. and to answer your question mj, the answer was milk plus 6 shampoo/conditioner. and don't ask me what the extra "6" was.

  5. She was a showgirl.

    Margaret will know what the extra "6" was.

  6. Backing up Cordoba...and preparing to ram MJ's chair.

  7. Betty Ann says:
    March 22, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I have looked in flea markets, thrift stores and have been on a search for the past 15 years. I have never had a shampoo that did so much. I have fine hair and it made it shiny, bouncy and fuller. The close I have come to it is REDKIN FAT CAT but that has also been discontinued. I have been in mourning for MILK PLUS SIX and have forever been on a hunt for it.

    MJ, the answer is "Fat Cat" of which I'm sure you are sitting on quite a bit of it right now, and would love to share it with Betty Ann.

    The Cordoba ramming may have dislodged your cache.

  8. I blame Norma for the Milk Plus Six shortage.

    He's probably selling it on eBay and making a fortune.