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In the long history of music, few have made as big a mark as Burt Bacharach, a legendary American pop singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. Known for penning songs that have topped charts in the UK and the US, he has written music that has been performed by the who’s who of American music, ranging from Aretha Franklin, Cher, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones to even The Beatles. He is, however, best known for penning many of the greatest songs sung by Dionne Warwick and has won six Grammy Awards and three Academy Awards. You can catch him live by getting Burt Bacharach tickets.
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A living legend today, Burt Bacharach has risen to the greatest heights in American music as one of the most talented pop music artist. He has been active since 1950. Bacharach has gone on to release many chart topping singles and albums. He is also a pianist and a composer, added to being a sensational singer and an unmatched songwriter. During his tenure, he has worked with artists ranging from Elvis Costello to Hal David, Dr. Dre, Dionne Warwick, Marlene Dietrich, Dusty Springfield, Ronan Keating and Cilla Black. He is truly an artist to pre-order Burt Bacharach tickets for, so get yours to enjoy any one of his many concerts.
He is also a three time Academy Award winner, a mind blowing achievement to top off his Grammy Awards and is famous for some of the most popular songs to chart in American music. He has also gained fame as one half of Bacharach and David, a duo he founded with Hal David, with whom he also wrote a lot of music. Mostly, he penned Dionne Warwick’s chart topping singles and also worked with the likes of Gene McDaniels, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones, Bobbie Gentry, B.J. Thomas, Herb Alpert and Jackie DeShannon. Summarily, he has written seventy three chart topping US hit songs and fifty two UK chart topping songs.
Burt Bacharach was born in Kansas City and grew up in New York City’s Forest Hills, studying at the Forest Hills High School. He was fond of jazz music from a young age and often used fake identifications cards to get into clubs such as “Spotlite” just to catch live the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. The two musicians would go on to heavily influence his music. He then attended the Mannes School of Music at the McGill University, with Helmut Blume as his teacher. The jazz artist also learned music at the Music Academy of the West and learned how to compose music from the likes of Bohuslay Martinu, Henry Cowell and Darius Milhaud.
Following a period of service in the army for the Korean War, he began performing live often with the Ames Brothers, Vic Damone, Steve Lawrence, Polly Bergen and Paula Stewart. He was also the musical director and arranger of Marlene Dietrich for a good number of years. In 1957, he met Hal David, kicking off a lifelong writing partnership. Their first famous hit was Marty Robbins’ The Story of My Life, which topped the US Country Music Chart. It was followed by Perry Como’s Magic Moments, a song that ranked fourth in the US and first in the UK. They became the first songwriters to write two number one UK singles, consecutively.
During the sixties, the two wrote more than a hundred songs and then began writing mainly for Dionne Warwick. They would go on to write nine Top 10 songs, twenty two Top 40 tracks and twelve Top 20 singles, all on the Billboard Hot 100. Bacharach also wrote music for The Drifters, including such hits as Mexican Divorce and Please Stay. He also wrote Pick Up the Pieces for Jack Jones. His first album was released in 1965 via Liberty Records, to much critical and commercial acclaim.
Bacharach also wrote songs for Cher, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, The Shirelles, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sergio Mendes and Brasil, the Fifth Dimention and many more. His songs were praised by the likes of Miles Davis, to name but a few.
Today, he is a living icon and is seen coaching on American Idol or being featured with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the BBC Electric Proms. He also recently performed with the Sydney Symphony at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and even has TV and movie appearances to his name. This includes roles in the three Austin Powers movies and The Nanny, to name a few. He is busy with his concerts and you can be a part of them by getting Burt Bacharach tickets in hand.