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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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  • musical.it avatar Sep-04-2015, 11:15:21

    Un musical con le hit di Burt Bacharach a Londra - News - Musical.it - Il sito italiano del musical http://t.co/T6WwpX8Yc0

  • New Works Theatre avatar Sep-04-2015, 11:11:09

    Burt Bacharach interview: 'I never meant to hurt anyone' | via @Telegraph http://t.co/qn65nuAOXj http://t.co/GJHFUpt1s0

  • Jim Sullivan avatar Sep-04-2015, 11:11:06

    Burt Bacharach interview: 'I never meant to hurt anyone' | via @Telegraph http://t.co/im2Hypf0sK

  • auction deals avatar Sep-04-2015, 10:26:47

    Burt Bacharach Living Together Album 33RPM http://t.co/FnzdGEmtYP http://t.co/pEg7Rg5ajW

  • Spoilericity  avatar Sep-04-2015, 10:05:44

    Burt Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (Glastonbury 2015) https://t.co/LgDz56Wyl0

  • John Scovell avatar Sep-04-2015, 10:05:20

    RT @British_Theatre: Close To You Bacharach Reimagined Transfers To West End | British Theatre http://t.co/9jKa9fYOnZ @menchocfactory @burt…

  • Kevin Ortiz avatar Sep-04-2015, 10:04:51

    Driving to work, listening to Burt Bacharach's greatest hits. Life cant be bad with that.

  • vicky avatar Sep-04-2015, 09:56:33

    RT @broadwaycom: . @KyleRiabko's Burt Bacharach musical CLOSE TO YOU will transfer to London's #WestEnd: http://t.co/7e28yukDfK http://t.co…

  • Amanda Gulliver avatar Sep-04-2015, 09:47:00

    RT @broadwaycom: . @KyleRiabko's Burt Bacharach musical CLOSE TO YOU will transfer to London's #WestEnd: http://t.co/7e28yukDfK http://t.co…

  • Marianita Cortez avatar Sep-04-2015, 09:33:35

    #Broadway Kyle Riabko's Burt Bacharach Musical Close to You Will Transfer to London's West End http://t.co/9VABiwVS7a

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