Barry Manilow, .one of Palm Springs’ own, celebrates a birthday on June 17. When it comes to this ageless American singer-songwriter, age really is simply a number,

Birthdays have treated him well.

He still writes the songs that make the whole world sing at a time we need it most. And, he still breaks the hearts of women who have harbored crushes on him for years (even decades).

What is your favorite Barry Manilow song or jingle?

Here are our top 10:

  • 1. Could It Be Magic? (1973)
  • Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again (1975)
  • New York City Rhythm (1975)
  • Mandy (1974)
  • Weekend in New England (1976)
  • I Write the Songs (1975)
  • Copacabana (At the Copa) (1978)
  • When October Goes (1984)
  • Ships (1979)
  • Sandra (1974)

Manilow, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, has excelled in every medium of entertainment. Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 No. 1 and 27 Top 10 hits.  In 2017 Barry Manilow received the BMI Icon Award and is ranked as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.

Desert rats and snowbirds alike know Manilow’s generosity. This year will be no different.

Scheduled to take place at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre, Manilow’s A Gift of Love V concerts will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites for the fifth time to benefit 25 Coachella Valley charities. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children’s choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

The Barry Manilow concerts are scheduled for December 8 and 9 and then again December 11, 12 and 13.

You can purchase tickets HERE or by phone at 424-298-4818. Tickets for the concerts will not be available at the McCallum box office.

Here is hoping all your birthday wishes come true, Barry Manilow.