Barry Stagg was born April 9, 1944 in Canada. Stagg has written and recorded songs for Gamma Records, United Artists, London Records and RCA. He has written film scores for documentaries, as well as numerous mini-operas. He is well known for his world hit song “To Love Means to be Free” which was released on his Green and Stagg album in 1969 that won the Canadian Business Music Industry writing award. From 1989–present, playwright-in-residence for the Nosco Academy of Theatre Arts. During that time over 60 musicals were written and composed, covering a wide range of themes.