Barry Ryan (Barry Sapherson; 24 October 1948 – 28 September 2021), was an English pop singer and photographer.
He achieved initial success in the mid 1960s in a duo with his twin brother Paul. After Paul ceased performing to concentrate solely on songwriting, Barry became a solo artist. In 1968, Barry’s most successful hit, “Eloise”, reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.
In the mid-1970s, Barry began his 40-year career as a fashion and portrait photographer. He made portraits of celebrities including singers Sting, Paul McCartney and Björk.
Barry Ryan Backing Tracks – Eloise
Every night I’m thereI’m always there She knows I’m there And heaven knows I hope she goes
I find it hardTo realise that love was in her eyes It’s dying now She knows I’m crying now
And every night I’m thereI break my heart to please Eloise Eloise
You know I’m on my knees, yeahI said please You’re all I want so hear my prayer My prayer
My Eloise is like the stars that please the nightThe sun that makes the day That lights the way …
Songwriters: Paul Ryan
Eloise lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc