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Len Barry

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Len Barry
Barry in 1990
Barry in 1990
Background information
Birth nameLeonard Borisoff
Born(1942-06-12)June 12, 1942
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedNovember 5, 2020(2020-11-05) (aged 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresBlue-eyed soul[1]
  • Musician
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1958–2020

Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff; June 12, 1942 – November 5, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Performing with The Dovells, he was known for singing "Bristol Stomp" and "1-2-3".

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Len Barry among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[2]

Barry died on November 5, 2020 at a hospital in Philadelphia from myelodysplastic syndrome, aged 78.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Len Barry at AllMusic. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  3. "Len Barry, '1-2-3' and 'Bristol Stomp' Singer, Dies". Best Classic Bands. November 6, 2020.