Burt Bacharach (IPA: [/bÉt-ËbÃ¦.kÉ.ËÉ¹Ã¦k/], born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from 1962-70, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were recorded by Dionne Warwick. As of 2006, Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the U.S., and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK. 
Bacharach studied music at McGill University, the Mannes School of Music, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav MartinÅ¯, and Henry Cowell. In the 1950s and early 1960s he was the pianist, arranger and bandleader for Marlene Dietrich, with whom he toured.
Bacharach's music is characterized by unusual chord progessions, striking syncopated rhythmic patterns, irregular phrasing, frequent modulation, and odd and changing meters. It tends toward a greater climactic effect than most popular music, especially greater than most popular...
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(LiveDaily.com) Burt Bacharach [ tickets ] has postponed all of his concert appearances through mid-March because of a recent back surgery, according to published reports.... continued
(LiveDaily.com) Burt Bacharach, The Band and Cab Calloway are among the artists who will receive The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award as part of next year's 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
Track listing: Please ExplainWhere Did It GoIn Our Time (feat. Chris Botti)Who Are These People (feat. Elvis Costello)Is Love EnoughCan't Give It UpGo Ask Shakespeare (feat. Rufus Wainright)Dreams (feat. Chris Botti)DangerFade AwayAlways Taking Aim
Track listing: Something BigDo You Know the Way to San Jose?What the World Needs Now Is LoveI Say a Little PrayerWalk on By (live)NikkiThis Guy's in Love With YouRaindrops Keep Fallin' on My HeadThe Look of LoveMessage to MichaelThere's Always Something There to Remind MeI'll Never Fall in Love AgainA House Is Not a HomeOne Less Bell to AnswerReach Out for MeMake It Easy for Yourself(They long to Be) Close to YouTrains and Boats and PlanesAny Day NowAlfieKnowing When to LeavePromises, PromisesMedley: Don't Make Me Over / Anyone Who Had a Heart / What's New Pussycat / Wives & Lovers / 24 Hours From Tulsa (live)
Track listing: Walk on ByI Say a Little PrayerDo You Know the Way to San JosÃ©Make It Easy on YourselfThe Look of LoveI'll Never Fall in Love AgainWishin' And Hopin'(There's) Always Something There to Remind MeYou'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)What the World Needs Now Is LoveThis Guy's in Love With YouTrains and Boats and PlanesLet the Music PlayTwenty Four Hours From TulsaOne Less Bell to AnswerRaindrops Keep Fallin' On My HeadWhat's New Pussycat?Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)Anyone Who Had a Heart(They Long to Be) Close to YouMagic MomentsI Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself[untitled]
Track listing: Do You Know the Way to San JoseI Say a Little Prayer(There's) Always Something There to Remind MeI'll Never Fall in Love AgainAlfieThe Look of LoveThis Guy's in Love With YouI Just Don't Know What to Be With MyselfRaindrops Keep Falling on My HeadWalk on ByMake It Easy on YourselfYou'll Never Get to HeavenAnyone Who Had a Heart(They Long to Be) Close to You
Track listing: The Look of LoveDo You Know the Way to San JosÃ©This Guy's in Love With YouKnowing When to LeavePromises, PromisesRaindrops Keep Fallin' on My HeadOdds and EndsI'll Never Fall in Love Again(They Long to Be) Close to YouPaper MachÃ©One Less Bell to AnswerCheck Out TimeHasbrook HeightsThe Balance of NatureLiving Together, Growing TogetherYou'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)On My Own (feat. Michael McDonald)That's What Friends Are For (feat. Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder)God Give Me Strength (feat. Elvis Costello)Everybody Is Out of TownPacific Coast Highway
Track listing: (There's) Always Something There to Remind MeMe Japanese Boy I Love YouTo Wait for LoveKentucky Bluebird (Send a Message to Martha)Land of Make BelieveThe Last One to Be LovedFool KillerDon't Go Breaking My HeartWhat the World Needs Now Is LoveTrains and Boats and PlanesWhat's New Pussycat?My Little Red BookHere I AmA Lifetime of LonelinessMade in ParisPromise Her AnythingCome and Get MeAlfieIn Between the HeartachesNikkiSo Long JohnnyThe Windows of the WorldTake a Broken HeartI Say a Little PrayerCasino RoyaleAre You There (With Another Girl)
Track listing: The Story of My LifeMagic MomentsPlease StayI Wake Up CryingTower of StrengthBaby It's YouMexican Divorce(The Man Who Shot) Liberty ValanceAny Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)Make It Easy on YourselfI Just Don't Know What to Do With MyselfIt's Love That Really Counts (In the Long Run)Only Love Can Break a Heart(There Goes) The Forgotten ManLet the Music PlayBlue on BlueBlue GuitarReach Out for MeAnyone Who Had a HeartA House Is Not a HomeWives and LoversTwenty Four Hours From TulsaTrue Love Never Runs SmoothThe Blob
Track listing: Peter Sellers and the Hollies / After the FoxMaking a Movie in Sevalio(Movie Dialogue) / The Fox Will Not FailGold, Gold, Who's Got the GoldWorld of Make-BelieveItalian FuzzThe Fox in SevalioWheeler Dealer(Movie Dialogue) / The Fox Is out of the TreeTourist Trap(Movie Dialogue) / I've Got A Plan!*After the Fox - InstrumentalHot Gold(Movie Dialogue) / Surprise Ending*The Via Veneto(Movie Dialogue) / SomethingMaking a Movie in Sevalio(Movie Dialogue) / Who's Talking?Love x 2Ukeatalia(Movie Dialogue) / Teach Me!Visiting DayBird bathGrotta Rosa
Burt Bacharach was born