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Burt Bacharach Dead?


Date of Death: Death Not Confirmed
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Burt F. Bacharach ( /ˈbækəræk/ BAK-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the mid-1950s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David. Many of their hits were produced specifically for, and performed by, Dionne Warwick. Following on with the initial success of this collaboration, Bacharach went on to produce hits with Dusty Springfield, Bobbie Gentry, Jackie DeShannon and others. As of 2006, Bacharach had written 70 Top 40 hits in the U.S., and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK. Burt Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but grew up in the Forest Hills section of New York City, graduating from Forest Hills High School in 1946. He is the son of Irma (née Freeman) and Bert Bacharach, a well-known syndicated newspaper columnist, and is of German-Jewish descent. Bacharach studied music at McGill University, under Helmut Blume, at the Mannes School of Music, and at the Music Academy of the West in Montecito, California. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Henry Cowell, and Bohuslav Martinů. Following service in the Army, Bacharach worked as a pianist, both as a solo

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  • Shauna avatar Aug-01-2014, 19:04:46

    Burt Bacharach. Bridgewater Hall. Completely perfect..... #legend

  • lee avatar Aug-01-2014, 18:23:22

    @BridgewaterHall great evening with the great Burt Bacharach. Could of listened to his songs for hours

  • Fabricio Tocco avatar Aug-01-2014, 18:12:08

    Elvis Costello - Feat. Burt Bacharach | Toledo: http://t.co/aH2a8krqlk

  • Dianne Bourne avatar Aug-01-2014, 18:06:42

    Well, Burt Bacharach was predictably fab. His first time in Manchester, he said. He thinks it always rains here. Sigh.

  • Tommy Miller avatar Aug-01-2014, 18:03:45

    Just seen Burt Bacharach @BridgewaterHall ..... Brill! All the Tunes #legend

  • Kate W avatar Aug-01-2014, 17:53:57

    Great Burt Bacharach portrait. RT @xtofallabout: @AnneBillson I took this three hours ago. The man can write a tune. http://t.co/yOosqBLuvJ

  • David McAlmont avatar Aug-01-2014, 17:49:10

    The mesmeric @LaDonnaMarie2 doing profound things with Burt Bacharach at @hideawaylive Again tomorrow. http://t.co/J5e96u1jWr

  • Katie Paine avatar Aug-01-2014, 17:46:42

    RT @Tracylpaine: Burt Bacharach @BridgewaterHall was fabulous! So many memories. Tune after tune. With @MissKatiePaine

  • Joe Boyle avatar Aug-01-2014, 17:34:26

    @mellywho same really. Get to do a abba tribute tomorrow so that should be fun then the legend that is Burt Bacharach on Sunday

  • Andy Knight avatar Aug-01-2014, 17:29:00

    @nickjamesuk @saz_knight it's allowed if Burt Bacharach is playing Manchester !

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