Greenfield - Blue Sky
Record Number: APL1-0264 Stereo
Vinyl Grade: VG+
Jacket Grade: VG+ ring wear tear top left front
On the Road To Safety
Free The Lady
How Long Can You Give Love
Honey, Honey, Honey, Treat Me Nice
New York Is Closed Tonight
Jack and Jill
My Last Blues
Alternative / Country / Folk
It was May 1968 when John Lennon and Paul McCartney visited the NBC Tonight Show. They had a reason; tonight they would announce the arrival of the Beatles’ record label to North America. “Come to London! Come to Apple”, suggested the Liverpool duo. Well, one kid was listening, and the next day Barry flew from Vancouver to the UK, and went to 3 Saville Row, Apple Records.
Here he met John Lennon and was told that his songs were special. Barry called his mom that night from a London payphone to share his joy at the reaction from Apple. These meetings led to his first “covers”, two early songs “With This New Girl” and “Love is For the Young and Old”. Barry was offered a recording contract by EMI, but refused. He felt that stardom was not a journey he wanted to apply for. He happily returned to Vancouver, and headed for Law School. But soon the siren, music, called again.
Back in Manchester in early 1970, the 19 year old, Barry, met Harvey Lisberg, the manager of 10cc, Herman’s Hermits, and Andrew Lloyd Weber. Barry's first single was produced by Graham Gouldman (the composer of "Bus Stop", "Heart Full of Soul" and "I'm Not In Love"), and recorded with 10cc, and became Tony Blackburn's BBC Record of the Week.
Each morning at 8am, that week in October, the BBC trumpets would play to introduce Barry to the British audience. Quite an honour for the young Canadian songwriter.
In 1972 Barry wrote and recorded "New York Is Closed Tonight". This recording proved to be the first of three # 1 singles for Barry in a brief 18-month period. NEW YORK IS CLOSED TONIGHT won 1972 Certificate of Honour for Canadian Music, and was the most played song on Canadian radio in 1972.