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Burt Bacharach Dead?


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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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  • After Dark avatar Jul-02-2015, 00:08:10

    De la diferencia entre esposas y amantes... Segun Burt Bacharach. https://t.co/DB77tXrQmP

  • うおのめ avatar Jul-02-2015, 00:01:29

    Make It Easy On Yourself - Jackie Trent(Album:Burt Bacharach Collection [Disc 2]) #nowplaying http://t.co/cIePRHXKnO

  • nate avatar Jul-01-2015, 22:25:00

    This movie has one of the best soundtracks of all time imo (this is originally by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach) https://t.co/bTO7WL0p63

  • Joseph Henry Cortese avatar Jul-01-2015, 22:18:25

    RT @aswatsonaudio: #Boden Center Plays the Burt Bacharach/Hal David Songbook was an amazing experience! Thanks for doing such powerful work…

  • ソロギター研究部 avatar Jul-01-2015, 21:41:27

    【 YouTube動画紹介 】 オーストラリアのギタリスト 『 Tommy Emmanuel 』のアレンジカバー  〜 Close To You 〜( Burt Bacharach's ) https://t.co/5QjVyhIaNG #TommyEmmanuel

  • Jimmy Harper avatar Jul-01-2015, 21:34:29

    @NielsenCurrent actually that is not a true statement that you made about Dionne Warwick actually she does have rights to the Burt Bacharach

  • Geoff Hall avatar Jul-01-2015, 20:28:19

    RT @chrisproctor86: When you think he couldn't top last year, Burt Bacharach added strings tonight @THSHBirmingham and it sounded lush!! @s…

  • FD Phone Cases avatar Jul-01-2015, 20:09:28

    RT @birminghammail: Review: Burt Bacharach at Symphony Hall - A treat to see a legend at work @1ZoeChamberlain http://t.co/Os1wftUOlX http:…

  • Mick Colageo avatar Jul-01-2015, 19:34:37

    Planned on 30 minutes listening to Don Sweeney, instead I called back the conf. line and have now spent 3 hours listening to Burt Bacharach.

  • Steven Watson avatar Jul-01-2015, 19:19:59

    #Boden Center Plays the Burt Bacharach/Hal David Songbook was an amazing experience! Thanks for doing such powerful work in #Bronx #NYC!

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