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Burt Bacharach

Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer. A six-time GrammyAward winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for composing hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s throughthe 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David. Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists, and havebecome part of the Great American Songbook, along with those by composers such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.Most of Bacharach & David hits were written specifically for an ...read more

Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer. A six-time GrammyAward winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for composing hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s throughthe 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David. Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists, and havebecome part of the Great American Songbook, along with those by composers such as Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.Most of Bacharach & David hits were written specifically for and performed by Dionne Warwick, but earlier associations (from 1957–63) sawthe composing duo work with Marty Robbins, Perry Como, Gene McDaniels, and Jerry Butler. Following the initial success of thesecollaborations, Bacharach went on to write hits for Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, Bobbie Gentry, Tom Jones,Herb Alpert, B. J. Thomas, The Carpenters, among numerous other artists.As of 2014, Bacharach had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. Songs that he co-wrote which have topped the Billboard Top 100 include"The Look of Love" (1967), "This Guy's in Love with You" (1968), "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (1969), "(They Long to Be) Close toYou" (1970), "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" (1981), "That's What Friends Are For" (1986) and "On My Own" (1986), among others.In 1997 he was the subject of a PBS Great Performances biography. And in recent years a number of tribute albums and concerts havehelped introduce his music to younger audiences. Among them was a 2009 concert by Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis. In 2012, Bacharachand David received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first time the honor has been given to a songwriting team.The ceremony was hosted by President Obama, and included a concert performed with various stars. « hide

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LPs
At This Time
2005

3
1 Votes
Living Together
1973

2.5
2 Votes
Burt Bacharach
1971

3.5
1 Votes
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
1969

4
2 Votes
Make It Easy On Yourself
1969

Reach Out
1967

3
2 Votes
Compilations
Greatest Hits
1974

4
3 Votes
Hit Maker! Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits
1965

3
1 Votes

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