Marty Panzer

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Marty Panzer is an American songwriter and first song-writing partner of Barry Manilow. He is the author of over 30 songs recorded by Manilow and over a hundred songs for Disney Pictures. He also co-wrote the song "Through The Years", performed by Kenny Rogers.[1]

His song-writing contributed to 35 gold and platinum albums.[2][3][4] He is a recipient of the 1999 Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production. He also wrote songs to Disney's Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World and The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Personal life[edit]

Panzer originates from Brooklyn, New York City, having been born and raised just blocks away from Manilow. They first met while working together in the CBS-TV mailroom in New York.[5]

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  1. ^ "Through the Years - Kenny Rogers - Song Info - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Writing Lyrics that Succeed and Endure", Master Class With Marty Panzer, a winter 2013 UCLA extension class description (retrieved March 11, 2013)
  3. ^ "Marty Panzer - a Life with Barry Manilow and Beyond" Archived 2012-07-01 at the Wayback Machine., by Suzanna Bowling, April 13, 2012 (retrieved March 11, 2013)
  4. ^ Chanin, Myra (25 April 2012). "Raconteur and Barry Manilow Lyricist Marty Panzer Offers Weird Proof That a Wonderful Life Can Begin at 18". Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Marty". Retrieved 15 August 2018.