Burt Bacharach Biography (Wikipedia)
Burt Freeman Bacharach ( BAK-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David.
Most of Bacharach & David hits were written specifically for and performed by Dionne Warwick, but earlier associations (from 1957–63) saw the composing duo work with Marty Robbins, Perry Como, Gene McDaniels, and Jerry Butler. Following the initial success of these collaborations, Bacharach went on to write hits for Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, Bobbie Gentry, Tom Jones, Herb Alpert, B. J. Thomas, The Carpenters, among numerous other artists.
As of 2014, Bacharach had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. Songs that he co-wrote which have topped the Billboard Top 100 include "The Look of Love" (1967), "This Guy's in Love with You" (1968), "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (1969), (They Long to Be) Close to You (1970), "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (1981), "That's What Friends Are For" (1986) and "On My Own" (1986).
- Burt Bacharach speaks to Jo Whileyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014z0ws.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014z0ws.jpg2013-02-11T21:51:00.000ZLegendary American pianist, composer and music producer Burt Bacharach speaks to Jo Whiley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014z0xq
Burt Bacharach speaks to Jo Whiley
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