Barry Manilow Was The Justin Bieber Of The '70s

02/01/2013
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(Radio.com) Despite his soaring popularity with permit licensed teens and obsessive paparazzi, Justin Bieber still hasn't had a number one single in the U.S. Despite this fact, Barry Manilow, who's created several chart topping singles, feels he and Bieber are cut from the same cloth.

"I was the Justin Bieber of the '70s," Manilow said during opening night of his extensive Broadway residency. "Really. Just ask your mother."

Last night, Manilow was finally able to take the stage after canceling several performances last week due to bouts with the flu and bronchitis.

"I have hacked up enough phlegm to float Fire Island," laughed the Brooklyn born singer as boxes of tissues lined the stage in case of emergency. more on this story

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