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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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  • Lirik Dan Terjemahan avatar Aug-22-2014, 20:30:02

    Burt Bacharach - Liberty Valance lirik dan terjemahan http://t.co/HISLmvPj3z

  • Andrew  avatar Aug-22-2014, 20:03:08

    #nowplaying 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' ~ Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick Live at Royal Albert Hall (June 2000) https://t.co/nqNXwqYHWZ

  • mp3マニア avatar Aug-22-2014, 19:42:19

    What the World Needs Now Is Love / Burt Bacharach http://t.co/dSQvDRnrPg #iTunes #iPhone #

  • Nicolas Chelly avatar Aug-22-2014, 18:30:34

    Burt Bacharach - I've Got My Mind Made Up-I Don't Need You Anymore http://t.co/xoYWZNWDyk

  • Sujané Kleinhans avatar Aug-22-2014, 18:21:41

    RT @ComediansJokes: A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the first word you thought of. - Burt Bacharach

  • leo lobos  avatar Aug-22-2014, 18:18:36

    RT @Lineariloba: ¡Oye Angélica! Súbele al volumen▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ ¡Por fin es VIERNES! ( Please forgive me Mr. Burt Bacharach. ) http://t.co/HZFES…

  • Angelica Lineariloba avatar Aug-22-2014, 18:14:40

    ¡Oye Angélica! Súbele al volumen▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ █ ¡Por fin es VIERNES! ( Please forgive me Mr. Burt Bacharach. ) http://t.co/HZFES57uzb

  • KSON-Studio 1 Radio  avatar Aug-22-2014, 17:37:36

    #NowPlaying Burt Bacharach/Hal David The Look of Love by Diana Krall #Listen Now On http://t.co/pHfWp9eLYV

  • Aravind sai avatar Aug-22-2014, 16:33:11

    Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach - "What the wor…: http://t.co/bDxbLU8Pxs

  • Julio Requena avatar Aug-22-2014, 16:03:29

    RT @IleneStarger: In 1971, Barbra Streisand sang, superbly, 'Be Aware' on Burt Bacharach's tv special. Still timely; would be a great song …

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  • How should a woman go about romancing a man?
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  • Audio: Fiona Kennedy on embracing the journey of life
    While a bunch of us danced in the kitchen after supper to hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, she grooved with her cool friends dressed up in sequins and top hats to the wondrous live music of legendary composer Burt Bacharach with his full orchestra.

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    In part, this is a negative hangover from a patriarchal era encapsulated in the sinisterly laughable Burt Bacharach, Hal David 1963 song 'Wives and Lovers' (Don't think because/there's a ring on your finger/you needn't try anymore). Of course, being ...

  • Reaching the Audience With Jeanette Lindstrom
    I am really happy about that. It is released exclusively on iTunes,” she says. On her 2003 album, Walk, Lindstrom recorded the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song, “Trains and Boats and Planes.” It is tough to cover a song etched into the hearts of the ...

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    He may not necessarily be associated with jazz but legendary singer-songwriter and pianist Burt Bacharach was the man chosen to launch the 2014 Brecon Jazz Festival. To huge applause the prolific American composer took to the stage of the town’s Market ...

  • I'm haunted by my daughter's suicide: Burt Bacharach, 85, gives heart-wrenching interview about troubled life and tragic death of his child
    Songwriter Burt Bacharach has revealed he continues to be haunted by his daughter's suicide in 2007 at age 40. The award-winning composer, 85, opened up about the death of his daughter Nikki during a recent interview about his new autobiography Anyone Who ...

  • Burt Bacharach interview: what was it all about?
    At the age of 85, the man who has been described as the greatest songwriter of the 20th century cuts a surprisingly energetic and restive figure. Burt Bacharach has spent the morning at his home in Santa Monica, California, with his pool trainer, working ...

  • Burt Bacharach Opens Up About Daughter's Suicide: 'We All Did Everything We Could'
    Burt Bacharach, here in Santa Monica on May 17, opens up about his daughter's suicide in his recently released autobiography, "Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music." (David Livingston/Getty Images) NEW YORK — Burt Bacharach knew writing a memoir ...

  • Burt Bacharach opens up about daughter's suicide
    NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Bacharach knew writing a memoir would be emotional — not because of his never-heard backstage tales or his tumultuous marriages. He knew that being honest would force him to come to terms with the death of his daughter. "It was ...

  • Burt Bacharach is the genius behind many hits but his life has been dogged by tragedy
    Since the Fifties to the present day, the world’s biggest recording artists have clamoured to perform his music, lured by his talent for infectious melodies, which have ranked him among the greatest songwriters of all time. Bacharach has that rare gift ...

  • Burt Bacharach: ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music’
    “Make It Easy on Yourself,” “Always Something There to Remind Me,” “Promises, Promises.” So many Burt Bacharach titles lend themselves to the dodgy act of memoir. And it’s more telling than he knows, probably, that he’s chosen “Anyone Who ...

  • Burt Bacharach On Piano Jazz
    Burt Bacharach has written more than 600 songs and more than 70 Top 40 hits. In 1957, Bacharach met fellow songwriter Hal David, and the two began a collaboration that would result in some of the most memorable songs of their day. In this Piano Jazz ...

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