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Barry De Vorzon

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Barry De Vorzon

Biography

Barry De Vorzon (b. 31 July 1934, New York City) is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer.

His earliest hit compositions were Just Married (1958), and Dreamin' (1960), written with Ted Ellis, recorded by Johnny Burnette, and charting at number eleven on the Hot 100. Dorsey Burnette and De Vorzon co-wrote several of Dorsey's hits (Hey, Little One; Big Rock Candy Mountain; Red Roses; Noah's Ark).

De Vorzon founded Valiant Records in 1960.

He composed the soundtracks to many 1970s and 1980s films, and one of the tunes, Cotton's Dream (from Bless the Beasts and Children) was retitled Nadia's Theme and re-released by A&M Records for the television soap opera The Young and the Restless. He also wrote the Theme from S.W.A.T., and co-wrote the Eagles' hit In the City with Joe Walsh. In 1979 he wrote the music for the movie The Warriors.

He is also one of the developers of the MasterWriter creative software for songwriters and lyricists.


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