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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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  • Vincenzo Gariglio avatar Sep-25-2016, 12:11:00

    Diana Krall - The Look of Love - Burt Bacharach & Hal David tribute via @YouTube

  • Buenpastor1 avatar Sep-25-2016, 11:43:32


  • quoteallthethings avatar Sep-25-2016, 11:06:12

    I was blown away by the standing ovation. I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't reta #BurtBacharach #aphorism

  • eяιc b. avatar Sep-25-2016, 10:34:07

    And a lot of that has to do with Burt Bacharach and Hal David. But it goes back to our music being produced for YT consumption.

  • Howard Rayner avatar Sep-25-2016, 10:22:24

    Re; Bacharach album - I love this version of 'Making Love' by Georgie Smit

  • Howard Rayner avatar Sep-25-2016, 10:20:45

    Terrific Bacharach collection. I didn't know the vocalists but want to know more about Georgie Smit & Carla Jones

  • Tix Kwik avatar Sep-25-2016, 09:40:17

    Burt Bacharach Tickets #tix #tickets

  • Tom Melzoni avatar Sep-25-2016, 09:29:29

    RT @Lyrics2Repeat: Something in the wind has learned my name And it's telling me that things are not the same - Burt Bacharach #lyrics of #…

  • trippy avatar Sep-25-2016, 09:27:33

    バートバカラックとか聞いてぼくもコードの勉強しなきゃThe Songs Of Burt Bacharach [Import] Not Now

  • Тексты песен avatar Sep-25-2016, 09:24:03

    Текст песни Burt Bacharach - Alfie перевод

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  • Rumer - "Walk on By" (audio) (premiere)
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  • The Art Of Elegance
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  • Bayou City Concert Musicals Does Right by Promises, Promises
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  • Hometown crowd will get close to Riabko
    The Criterion Theatre was built in 1873. The revue, founded on Riabko’s fresh interpretations of Burt Bacharach classics, received the blessing of the composer himself, who called it “a beautiful Valentine to me.” In addition to held-over runs in ...

  • Gary Pressy hits the right chords at Wrigley Field
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  • Genius now lets you share song lyrics via iMessage on iOS 10
    If you want to express your affection for someone, you can always lean on the words of Burt Bacharach. If the opposite is true then, don’t worry, Kelis has you covered. Doing this over text is about to get way easier, thanks to lyrics site Genius.

  • Second time, second chance: Cedar Valley’s Mike Bogle is nominated for a Grammy Award
    As a bandleader, pianist, vocalist and arranger, Bogle has worked with an array of artists and songwriters, including Chick Corea, Diana Ross, Tom Jones and Burt Bacharach. Hum an obscure jazz standard, and he starts on the piano before you can sing the ...

  • Curtain Call: A shoot-out at TheatreWorks
    A guitar strumming cowboy adds to the western ambiance, but don’t expect to hear the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song bearing the same title of the play. There have been all types of reasons why the song, originally written for the movie never made it to ...

  • Russell Road, West Virginia-bred earner of $2 million, retired at 10
    His earnings of $2,001,586 are the second-highest ever by a West Virginia-bred, trailing only Soul of the Matter, who earned more than $2.3 million for owner-breeder Burt Bacharach and trainer Richard Mandella between 1993 and 1996. The third-highest ...

  • 25 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Covers
    Unless, of course, you performed in the ’50s or ’60s, in which case, you were actively encouraged to never, ever write a song unless you were The Beatles or Burt Bacharach. 1. ‘Hanging On The Telephone’ Before Blondie, The Nerves originally ...

  • PROMISES, PROMISES To Play for Five Performances this September in Houston
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