Barry Blue was born in 1950 as Barry Green in London. Barry already had a record deal at the age of fourteen and produced some singles too including Rainmaking Girl which went on to be a bit hit in the U.S. for Gene Pitney. Barry played in Uriah Heap and worked for the Bee Gees during the fun 1960s.
In the 1970s he signed up to ATV Kirchner where he wrote a hit single called Sugar Me, but this was a hit for Lynsey De Paul and reached number five in the British charts of 1972. Barry swapped to Bell records in 1973 and then became a star in his own right.
His first hit single was a No.2 hit for him called Dancing On A Saturday Night, which is still played on the gold radio stations even today. Barry was good looking and very talented, and became a heartthrob of that year with major magazines like Smash Hits and Look In wanting him on the front cover.
Still in 1973 Barry released Do You Wanna Dance which was probably his best record. The school discos and bars had this song ringing out all the time; it was a great pop and disco record deservedly getting to No. 7.
Barry continued to make it big in 1974 when he released the perfect School Love, but for some reason the other three singles that year just did not make it anywhere near the top twenty. Barry’s time as a teenage heart throb was over so quickly.
The exception to this was Hot Shot which he wrote with Lynsey and it did creep in the top forty for a few weeks. But Barry had not given up he later became involved with the 1970s funk group Heatwave who had classic hits with Always And Forever and the dance floor filler Boogie Nights.