Barry Ryan

Barry Sapherson

Also known as B. Ryan, B.Ryan, P . Ryan
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Discography of Barry Ryan:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Eloise 2 Audio 1968 MGM Records
2 Eloise 2 Audio 1968 MGM Records
3 Eloise 2 Audio 1968 MGM Records
4 Love Is Love 2 Audio 1969 MGM Records
5 Eloise 2 Audio 1968
6 Kitsch 2 Audio 1970
7 Where Were You 2 Audio 1976 Private Stock
8 Red Man / Loneliest Night Of The Year 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
9 Eloise 2 Audio 1968 MGM Records
10 Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan 11 Audio 1969 MGM Records
11 Eloise / The Colour Of My Love 2 Audio 1974 Polydor
12 Can't Let You Go 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
13 The Hunt 2 Audio 1969 Polydor
14 Kitsch / Give Me A Sign 2 Audio 1970 Supraphon
15 Eloise 2 Audio 1968 MGM Records
16 I'm Sorry Susan 2 Audio 1972 Polydor
17 The Colour Of My Love 2 Audio 1969 MGM Records
18 The Singles+ 25 Audio 1998 BR Music
19 Red Man 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
20 Can't Let You Go 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
21 I'm Sorry Susan 2 Audio 1972 Polydor
22 Where Were You 2 Audio 1976 Private Stock
23 Judy 2 Audio 1976-02-00 Bell Records
24 Magical Spiel 2 Audio 1970 Polydor
25 Eloise 2 Audio 1969
26 Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan 11 Audio 1969 MGM Records
27 Eloise / We Love The Pirates 2 Audio Polydor
28 Light In Your Heart 2 Audio 1990 RCA
29 Eloise 2 Audio 1976 Polydor
30 Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan 11 Audio Polydor
31 We Did It Together 2 Audio 1970 Polydor
32 Sanctus Sanctus Halleluja (Pater, Et Filius, Spiritus Sanctus) 2 Audio 1972 Polydor
33 Sanctus Sanctus Hallelujah 2 Audio 1972 Polydor
34 Zeit Macht Nur Vor Dem Teufel Halt 2 Audio 1971 Polydor
35 The Hunt 2 Audio 1969 Polydor
36 Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan 11 Audio 1969 MGM Records
37 Eloise ('91 Version) 3 Audio 1991 Polydor
38 Turn Away 3 Audio 1989 RCA
39 Barry Ryan 23 Audio 1976 Polydor
40 Barry Ryan 12 Audio Polydor
41 Red Man 12 Audio 1971 Polydor
42 Eloise / Spiders And Snakes 2 Audio 1984 Old Gold (2)
43 Eloise 12 Audio Karussell
44 Where Were You 2 Audio 1976
45 The Best Of Barry Ryan 12 Audio 1973 Brunswick
46 Turn Away 3 Audio 1989 RCA
47 The Colour Of My Love / Love Is Love 2 Audio 1969 MGM Records
48 Turn Away 2 Audio 1989 RCA
49 Eloise 13 Audio 2001 Going For A Song
50 Love Is Love 2 Audio 1969-09-00


Barry Ryan (born Barry Sapherson, 24 October 1948, Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English pop singer.

The son of pop singer [a=Marion Ryan] and Fred Sapherson, Barry and his twin brother [a=Paul Ryan] began to perform at the age of fifteen. In 1965 they signed a recording contract with Decca and brought out singles such as "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" (1965), "Have Pity on the Boy" (1966), and "Missy Missy" (1966).

When it turned out that Barry's brother, allegedly on the verge of a nervous breakdown, was unable to cope any longer with all the stress connected with show business, the two brothers decided on a new division of labour: Paul would write the songs which Barry would then interpret as a solo artist. Their greatest success as a composer-singer duo, now for MGM Records, was "Eloise" (1968), melodramatic and heavily orchestrated. Later singles included "Love Is Love" (also 1968), "The Hunt" (1969), "Magical Spiel" (1970), and "Kitsch" (1970).

"Love Is Love", written by Barry himself, and released in the United Kingdom during February 1969 was not a great success in his own country. However combining sales from Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, "Love is Love" sold a million copies by August 1969, the second million-seller for Ryan.

Ryan was also very popular in Germany. Promoted by BRAVO, the German youth magazine, Ryan also recorded a number of songs in German, for example "Die Zeit macht nur vor dem Teufel halt" ("Time Only Stops at The Devil").

Ryan stopped performing in the early 1970s. There were rumours that Ryan had had an accident in the recording studio. Supposedly he suffered serious burn wounds in the face and could no longer appear in public. However, he made a comeback in the late 1990s when a two CD set with his, and his brother's, old songs was published. Ryan was also part of the 'Solid Silver 60s Tour' of the UK in 2003, singing "Eloise" backed by The Dakotas.

Ryan is married to Christine Davison and has two children, Jack Davison (18 April 1995) and Sophia Davison (4 September 1996).


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