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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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  • Dena Preston avatar Oct-30-2014, 22:48:31

    Burt Bacharach On Piano Jazz - http://t.co/UWitHwJ6hd

  • Radio Emotion (BEL) avatar Oct-30-2014, 22:30:18

    ON AIR : Ronan Keating & Burt Bacharach - What the world needs now - (http://t.co/BmGAR06HwA)

  • David Lloyd Glover avatar Oct-30-2014, 22:17:48

    Burt Bacharach is now playing on Hollywood Candlelight and Wine John Fox OrchestraHey There Lonely http://t.co/gDBJyKdNAY

  • Hiroshi Uesugi 上杉洋史 avatar Oct-30-2014, 21:03:36

    I've started reading this Burt Bacharach's autobiography 'Anyone Who Had a Heart'. I love his music… http://t.co/F9Stph1HlS

  • Mike Meltzer avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:49:03

    Whoa! The theme song of The Blob titled 'Beware the Blob' was written by Burt Bacharach!

  • OnnaDi avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:42:15

    listening to Walk On By (Burt Bacharach and Hal David song)

  • Christina Walsh avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:19:41

    RT @wildchi77585935: To close out the day, Neil Diamond performed w/Burt Bacharach on keyboard at #OFACulver @OFA_CA #fb

  • Victor Meza avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:18:35

    Burt Bacharach.- Burt Bacharach é um pianista e compositor norte-americano. Nos anos 50 e começo dos 60 ele foi o... http://t.co/xhnjfaWBHc

  • PLATfan avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:12:21

    The Magic of Burt Bacharach / Burt Bacharach http://t.co/YB7DcYf6WY #iTunes #iPhone #

  • Amazon Chef avatar Oct-30-2014, 20:11:11

    http://t.co/NOSaqFbdKC #SHEET MUSIC: JACKIE DE SHANNON What The World Needs Now Is Love / Burt Bacharach http://t.co/CAtuTkxoLv

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