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Barry Blue

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b. Barry Ian Green, 4 Dec 1950, London, Britain. Briefly well-known in the first 70s because the pop musician Barry Blue, the youthful Barry Green’s early forays into music included playing in Spice (a forerunner to large rock-band Uriah Heep). He documented several singles as Barry Green for Decca Information in 1971, but through the early 70s performing in public areas was supplementary to his composing abilities, which peaked commercially with a global smash in 1972’s ‘Surprise IN THE Teacup’ (co-written with Lynsey De Paul) for the Fortunes. His self-confidence boosted by this syndication, Green searched for more prestigious clients. As it proved, the action that produced most reap the benefits of his songwriting abilities was himself. Implementing the Barry Blue moniker, he have scored UK strikes in 1973 with ‘(Dancin’) ON THE Saturday Evening’ (lots 2 smash) and ‘Perform You Wanna Dance?’ (written with Gerry Schury and Ron Roker). The next year brought even more graph entries with ‘College Appreciate’ and ‘Miss Strike And Operate’. After ‘Sizzling hot Shot’ finished a five-week graph run in past due 1974, Barry Blue the performer vanished from the general public eyes. He remained active, nevertheless, issuing singles under a number of aliases and composing music for the movies The Eye Of Laura Mars as well as the Long Good Fri. Within the 80s and 90s, Blue composed music for and created acts as different as Toto Coelo (1982’s UK Top 10 novelty ‘I Eat Cannibals’), Bananarama, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Dana, Dina Carroll, and Cry Sisco! (1989’s golf club strike ‘Afro Dizzi Work’). In 1995, he founded the music business Connect.

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Full Name Barry Blue
Profession Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Nationality English
Music Songs Dancin', Do You Wanna Dance?, School Love, Miss Hit & Run, If I Show You I Can Dance, Tough Kids, A Lover Lovin' You, Devil's Gun, Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby, Ooh I Do, Happy Christmas to You From Me, Don't Put Your Money on My Horse, Don't Wanna Be Blue, You Make Me Happy, Sitting on a Corner, One Way Ticket, Alexander the Greatest, When Winter Kept Us Warm, Lifejacket Round My Heart, Change It Up, Heads I Win, Tails You Lose, Christmas Moon, Behind My Eyes, Back to the Wall, Problem Child, Pay At The Gate, Tip of My Tongue, Long Hard Road, The Girl Next Door, Hobo Man, Hi-Cool Women, Hot Shot
Albums Hot Shots, Barry Blue, (Dancing) on a Saturday Night / Do You Wanna Dance, The Best Of Barry Blue, Pop Elite: Best Of Barry Blue, The Singles Collection, Dancin' on a Saturday Night: The Very Best of Barry Blue, Greatest Hits, Greatest
Movies Anita and Me, Escape to Athena


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cut Snake 2014 writer: "Sugar Me" - as B. Green
American Swing 2008 Documentary performer: "Dancing on a Saturday Night" / writer: "Dancing on a Saturday Night" - as Barry Ian Green
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Monkey Dust TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Anita & Me 2002 performer: "Dancin' on a Saturday Night" / writer: "Dancin' on a Saturday Night" - as Blue
Just Can't Get Enough 2002 writer: "I Eat Cannibals"
Escape to Athena 1979 writer: "Keep Tomorrow For Me"
Side by Side 1975 writer: "Side By Side"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Golden Shot 1967 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
London Bridge 1974 TV Series Himself - Presenter
45 1974 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1974 TV Series Guest
Disco 1974 TV Series Himself
Lift Off 1973 TV Series Himself
Hits à gogo 1973 TV Series Himself

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