Barry Allen (musician)

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Barry Allen
Genres Rock music
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated acts Wes Dakus

Barry Allen is an award-winning Canadian rock musician and record producer/engineer. His career in music began as a guitarist and backup singer for Wes Dakus. In the early 1960s, he was discovered by producer Norman Petty, who arranged for Allen to record solo albums. In 1965, Allen signed with Capitol Records, where he recorded two singles and his debut album; that year, he won the Gold Leaf Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist.

In 1966, the title track from his second album, Lovedrops, went gold. In 1967, he recorded two more singles; however, sales figures were not to Capitol's liking, and he was released from his contract. In 1970, he released a third album, this time via MCA Records.

In 2012, the Super Oldies label reissued Allen's original material along with unreleased tracks on a two-CD set "Clovis Collection" as well as a first-time stereo issue of his debut "Goin' Places" in 2013.

Singles[edit]

(Rankings from RPM Magazine)

Easy Come, Easy Go ......................... #14 (1965)

It's Alright With Me Now ...................... #12 (1965)

Love Drops ......................................... #10 (1966)

Turn Her Down .................................... #22 (1966)

Armful of Teddy Bears ......................... #32 (1967)

I Know (You Don't Want Me Anymore)... #68 (1967)

A Wednesday In Your Garden .............. #91 (1970)

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