Billy Barnes

po_Barnes-BillyBilly Barnes (January 27, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American composer and lyricist.

His hit songs include “(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair” recorded by Patti Page and Barbra Streisand (in her “Second Barbra Streisand Album”), and “Something Cool”, recorded by jazz vocalist June Christy. Barnes is best known for his theatrical revues, including The Billy Barnes Revue, Billy Barnes’ People, Billy Barnes’ Party, Billy Barnes’ L.A., and Billy Barnes’ Hollywood. Other productions with Barnes’ songs include Movie Star, and Blame It on the Movies (1988). An assertive composer and skillful pianist, Barnes is affectionately known as the “Revue Master of Hollywood.”