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About Burt Bacharach

Six decades into one of songwriting’s most successful and honored careers – marked by 48 Top 10 hits, nine #1 songs, more than 500 compositions and a landmark 50+year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards.  Bacharach’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously.  He tours the world conducting orchestras with his own musicians and singers performing his music at his sold-out concerts. 
 
Bacharach is a legend of popular music and his songs have been recorded by legendary singers, such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. Other tributes to the diversity of Bacharach’s music have been paid by, among others, Elvis Costello (“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and “God Give Me Strength”), REM, Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, and Wynonna Judd.
 
A recipient of three Academy Awards (“Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head”   Best Song (1969), “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid”   Best Score (1969) and “Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)”   Best Song (1981)) and eight Grammy Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David), Bacharach revolutionized the music of the 1950s and 60s and is regularly bracketed with legendary names, ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin, as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th Century and continued into the 21st Century. 
 
When The Recording Academy awarded Bacharach the Lifetime Achievement Award in February, 2008, he was proclaimed music’s “Greatest Living Composer.” Proud father, who was on tour in Australia, had his three children (Cristopher, Oliver, and Raleigh) accept the award on his behalf.
 
Bacharach has also enjoyed a celebrated career in film as well.  His compositions include “Alfie” (1966); “What’s New Pussycat?” (1965; the title song was a million seller for Tom Jones); “Casino Royale” (1967; “The Look Of Love” was gold for Springfield and Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66, and was a Top 10 hit for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass); “Arthur (Best That You Can Do)” (1981; the picture’s theme won the Academy Award for Best Song); “Night Shift” (1982); “Making Love” (1982); “Baby Boom” (1987); and the film for which Bacharach received two Academy Awards and a Grammy award, “Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid” (1969), where “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” first appeared.
 
Burt Bacharach's compositions include:
“Alfie”, “Any Day Now”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart” , “The April Fools”,  “Are You There With Another Girl”, “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”, “Baby It's You”, “Blue On Blue”, “Close To You”, “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”, “Don't Make Me Over”, “Don't Say Goodbye Girl”, “Everchanging Times”, “Finder Of Lost Loves”, “For the Children”, “Go Ask Shakespeare”, “God Give Me Strength”, “Heartlight”, “Here I Am”, “A House Is Not A Home”, “I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, “I'll Never Fall In Love Again”, “In Between The Heartaches”, “The Look Of Love”, “Love Always”, “Love Power”, “Magic Moments”, “Make It Easy On Yourself”,
“Making Love”, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”, “Message To Michael”, “My Little Red Book”, “On My Own”, “One Less Bell To Answer”, “Only Love Can Break A Heart”, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, “Sunny Weather Lover”, “That’s What Friends Are For”, “The Story Of My Life”, “There's Always Something There To Remind Me”, “This Guy’s In Love With You”, “Tower Of Strength”, “Trains and Boats and Planes”, “Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa”, “Walk On By”, “What The World Needs Now Is Love”, “Who Are These People”, “The Windows Of The World”, “Wishin' And Hopin'”, “Wives and Lovers”
              
“The Burt Bacharach revival has proven the composer’s sophisticated style of pop, film music to be ageless.” - VARIETY, October, 1998

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