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Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

Greg Shaw, History of Rock, The, 1982

MANN AND WEIL were the hipsters of the Brill building set. While Carole King and her friends were basically square, middle-class types who wrote things like ‘Take Good Care Of My Baby’ by day and went to the theatre or stayed home watching TV at night, Barry and Cynthia liked to hang around the Greenwich Village scene with poets, beatniks and jazz cats.

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