Barry Mann — American Musician born on February 09, 1939,

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I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
One other thing, if it's possible, as songwriters, you should also develop yourself as record producers.