You could say Barry Weiss' destiny was etched in vinyl. When the ­chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam, Motown and Republic was a year old, his father Hy Weiss named an offshoot of his indie doo-wop ­label Old Town after him. "It's an odd thing seeing your name on a label," the Woodbury, N.Y., native says. "I still have the 45 of Hector ­Rivera's 'At the Party.'" That first impression led to many more ­indelible ­moments, from having Stax greats at his bar mitzvah to catching ­early ­performances by Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys when he was president of Jive/Silvertone/Verity.

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