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's and 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.
- Elvis Costello: Working with Burt Bacharachhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06n68rx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06n68rx.jpg2018-10-07T08:53:00.000ZElvis' LP 'Look Now' features two tracks that were co-written with Burt Bacharach, ‘Don’t Look Now’ and ‘Photographs Can Lie’. He also contributed to ‘He’s Given Me Things’.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06n68hr
Elvis Costello: Working with Burt Bacharach
- Is Burt Bacharach retiring?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06j6lt0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06j6lt0.jpg2018-08-23T06:54:00.000Z"These are very difficult times in my country..."https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06j6lf3
Is Burt Bacharach retiring?
- 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014z0xq
Burt Bacharach speaks to Jo Whiley
Burt Bacharach Tracks