Burt Bacharach
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1928-05-12
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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach Biography (Wikipedia)

Burt Freeman Bacharach ( BAK-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.

His music is characterized by unusual chord progressions, influenced by his background in jazz harmony, and uncommon selections of instruments for small orchestras. Most of Bacharach & David's hits were written specifically for and performed by Dionne Warwick, but earlier associations (from 1957 to 1963) 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. He arranged, conducted, and produced much of his recorded output.

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Trains and Boats and Planes
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Trains and Boats and Planes
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Something Big
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Something Big
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South American Getaway
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South American Getaway
Steve Tyrell
This Guy's In Love With You (feat. Burt Bacharach & Herb Alpert)
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This Guy's In Love With You (feat. Burt Bacharach & Herb Alpert)
Steve Tyrell
What The World Needs Now Is Love (feat. Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride, Rod Stewart, James Taylor & Dionne Warwick)
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What The World Needs Now Is Love (feat. Burt Bacharach, Martina McBride, Rod Stewart, James Taylor & Dionne Warwick)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Don't Look Now
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Don't Look Now
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Trains and Boats and Planes (Glastonbury 2015)
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Trains and Boats and Planes (Glastonbury 2015)
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That's What Friends Are For (Live from Friday Night Is Music Night)
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That's What Friends Are For (Live from Friday Night Is Music Night)
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The Old Fun City
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The Old Fun City
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This Guy's in Love With You
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This Guy's in Love With You
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This Guy's in Love with You
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This Guy's in Love with You
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South American Getaway
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South American Getaway
Burt Bacharach
Casino Royale Theme
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Casino Royale Theme

Casino Royale Theme

Ensemble
The Scotland Yard String Ensemble
Bacharach & Burt Bacharach
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
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Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
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The Blob (1988): Theme
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The Blob (1988): Theme
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What the World Needs Now Is Love
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What the World Needs Now Is Love
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Where Did It Go?
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Where Did It Go?
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South American Getaway
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South American Getaway

South American Getaway

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The Swingtones
Burt Bacharach
A House Is Not A Home
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A House Is Not A Home
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Close to you
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Close to you
Burt Bacharach
The Look of Love
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The Look of Love
Elvis Costello
I Still Have That Other Girl
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I Still Have That Other Girl
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2015
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2015
Glastonbury: 2015

Glastonbury: 2015

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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