Jeff Barry

Jeff Barry was a member of A&M Records' artists and repertoire staff. He told Goldmine, "I didn't make a whole lot of records. I was going through a lot of personal things...but I loved A&M. I had such a good time there, I forgot to make hits." Among the work Barry produced for A&M were the single "Chapel of Love" by Robin & Jo; a Nino Tempo album; singles by Nino Tempo and April Sevens, and the Persuasions. He also recorded his own solo album Walkin' in the Sun which was released in 1972.

Joined A&M Records in 1972 as a producer. His first single for A&M was by Robin & Jo.

In 1980, Barry returned to A&M for the movie soundtrack of The Idolmaker. He also had success writing theme songs for television shows including "One Day At a Time," "The Jeffersons (AKA Movin' On Up)," and "Family Ties."

While his tenure at A&M was short, Barry was one of the top songwriters and producers in the United States. Among the hits he co-wrote are "Leader of the Pack" and "Chapel of Love." As a producer, his hits include "Da Doo Ron Ron" by The Crystals, The Ronettes' "Be My Baby," "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees and Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You" which he co-wrote with Peter Allen while at A&M. He was also a long-time producer for Neil Diamond.

Barry is best known as a songwriter, particularly for his long collaboration with Ellie Greenwich. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and won the Ahmet Ertegun Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

  1. Recipe for Rock and Roll the Hit Sound of Jeff Barry. Don Charles. Goldmine, April 2, 1993.
Recording Years / Label
1973 -  A&M Records

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