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It is my lifetime dream to meet Barry Manilow in person. I just saw him for the 5th time live in Hershey PA this past week. I have not been able to get seats close enough to meet him. I had surgery on my kidney when I was 19 months old. Barry has been a great influence on me. His music has helped my learning disability a lot. I wrote to his manager Gary Kiev today. 3\21\16 Was this a good thing to do? I just have to meet my favorite all time singmer! I have loved Barry since I was a little girl.

Sincerely, Randy Aronson

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.  I can also understand your lifetime dream to meet Barry in person.  As for sending a letter to Garry Kief, it was a good choice.  However, there is no guarantee you will get a response from your letter and/or that you will get to meet Barry.  There are so many fans that want to meet Barry, an autographed photo, etc.  That being the case, it is impossible for all requests to be honored.  I also want to clarify that I am not a member of Barry's Management Team so I have no idea what kind of response, if any, you will get to your letter.  Sending a letter to Barry in care of the BMIFC/Stiletto is your best option, and you've done that.  Now the only thing you can do is wait and see what response you get.

Take care and I wish you all the best!


Laurie :)

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Laurie Wheeler


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.


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.
You can find me on My Manilow Network at
Please check out my Barry Manilow web page at
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.

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