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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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  • CPTV avatar Feb-13-2016, 14:40:34

    Enjoy an archival compilation of some of composer Burt Bacharach's most beloved melodies tonight at 7:30:

  • Sun Of The East avatar Feb-13-2016, 14:06:36

    Burt Bacharach, BJ Thomas & Danny DeVito Live 2015 - Raindrops Keep Fall... via @YouTube

  • Dave Kay avatar Feb-13-2016, 14:02:02

    CILLA BLACK-ALFIE. -MUSIC BY-((BURT BACHARACH --Hal David )) ((orig recording 65))

  • Top Dating avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:45:39

    These lyrics of the popular song written by Burt Bacharach boldly say what seems to be desperately needed by o...

  • Shoaib Taimur avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:19:34

    #NowPlaying What The World Needs Now Is Love by Burt Bacharach #pyarhonedo ♫

  • Liam avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:18:41

    Burt Bacharach appreciation tweet.

  • Catorweb Radio avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:11:41

    In The Mix: #nowplaying - Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello - This House Is Empty Now - on

  • SomaFM Secret Agent avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:02:21

    ♬ Burt Bacharach - Pacific Coast Highway ♬ #nowplaying

  • 1000 Melodien avatar Feb-13-2016, 13:00:08 Do You Know The Way To San Jose von Burt Bacharach. #Erinnerungen

  • Public-Library avatar Feb-13-2016, 11:08:59

    Last nights house party with Burt Bacharach.

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  • This Gadget Brings Amazon Alexa to Your Car
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  • What the world needs now
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  • Cigarettes on screen leave us breathless
    Above that sea of green and gold, with Burt Bacharach and the original cast album of The Music Man wafting out of tiny little console speakers covered by wee bronze curtains, smoke filled the air. Our folks smoked, like millions back then, and millions today.

  • Fort Worth Symphony’s 2016-17 season offers Beethoven, Bruckner and Botti
    The pops season includes a screening of Steven Spielberg’s film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as the orchestra plays the John Williams score, as well as programs with music by Burt Bacharach, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles and Rodgers and Hammerstein ...

  • Celebrate ‘Mad Men’ style in Dayton
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  • Top shows to see this Valentine's Day
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  • Blues singer Bettye LaVette a ‘Worthy’ contender for Grammy
    The confused teenager walked away from a contract with Atlantic Records and a chance to work with Burt Bacharach, who was at the time an up-and-coming producer. Like many Texans, LaVette is proud, sassy and isn't afraid to say what's on her mind.

  • The Sheepdogs grinding away to bring their music to the masses
    “I have a T-shirt that says, ‘Zero per cent punk rock’ on it. I’m not really a metal guy or a punk-rocker. I like Burt Bacharach and Sergio Mendes,” said Currie, who will joined by bandmates Sam Corbett, Ryan Gullen and Shamus Currie. “We love ...

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