Barry De Vorzon biography

Barry De Vorzon


1934 –


Who is Barry De Vorzon?

Barry De Vorzon is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. His first composing big hit was the rock song "Dreamin'," sung by Johnny Burnette in 1960, although he had a number-one hit previously called "Just Married," which he wrote for Marty Robbins in 1958. Dorsey Burnette and De Vorzon co-wrote several of Dorsey's hits.

De Vorzon founded Valiant Records in 1960. During the 1960s he signed the Association to Valiant, and produced its first single, a cover of the Bob Dylan tune "One Too Many Mornings."

De Vorzon wrote "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" for the Cascades, but the group did not record it. In 1963, De Vorzon recorded the song himself, with his group Barry and the Tamerlanes.

He composed the soundtracks to many 1970s and 1980s films, and one of the tunes, "Cotton's Dream" was retitled "Nadia's Theme" and re-released by A&M Records for the television soap opera The Young and the Restless. "Nadia's Theme" hit #8 on the US Top 40 in 1976 and the album from which it was taken peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200; in 1977, it won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement. The main title song, "Bless the Beasts and Children," was recorded by the Carpenters and received an Academy Award nomination.

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Jul 31, 1934
New York City
Also known as
  • Barry DeVorzon
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Barry Devorzan
  • Barry Derorzan
  • B. DeVorzon
  • DeVorzon, B.
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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