In The 1970s Barry Blue

Now there is no doubt he was a good looking guy in the 1970s. But Barry Blue was much more than just a pretty face too. He was born as Barry Ian Green in London in 1950, and as a teenager was working for Tim Rice. He also worked in the mid 160s for the heavy metal group Uriah Heap.

He also wrote and produced for Mott The Hoople and Heatwave.

Barry was also a song writer and he wrote the Lynsey De Paul hit Sugar Me. Lynsey died in 2014.

Barry was signed up to Bell records in 1973 and had his first hit with Dancing On A Saturday Night which filled the disco floors in 1973 school discos.  A No. 2 UK hit.

In the same year Barry came back with  No. 7 hit with Do You Wanna Dance, which although it did not chart as high as his previous single many believed to be a better song.

1974 was also a great year for Barry with two more hits. The first was the teen love song called School Love. Many a girl would be singing this as the top thirty was announced at lunchtime on a Tuesday.  The song was co-written by his girlfriend who was Lynsey De Paul.

The next two singles only just crept into the top thirty one being called Hot Shot, the other Miss Hit And Run. Single wise that was it. But Barry would go on to manage 1970s soul group Heatwave and be even more famous for producing in the 1980s