Burt Bacharach, an American singer and composer dies at 94

Credited with composing numerous pop songs apart from being a songwriter, record producer, and pianist, Burt Bacharach left for his heavenly abode on 8th February 2023 at the age of 94. The musician is credited with 6 Grammy awards as well as 3 Academy awards to go with it.

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Burt Bacharach: Early life

Burt Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1928 and has happened to grow up in Kew Gardens, which is a neighborhood in the city of Queens in New York.  He was born to Irma M and Mark Bertram who happened to be a well-known syndicated newspaper columnist and graduated from the Forest Hills High School in 1946.

Since childhood, he had been keenly involved in Jazz and have been a regular trespasser in the city’s nightclubs using a fake identity. Religious beliefs could get the better of him even though he was Jewish by birth, he had been in a circle where almost every one of his friends had been Catholic.

The life and works of acclaimed musician

Burt Bacharach had been the brain behind legendary hits like, I Say A Little Prayer, Walk On By and What The World Needs Now Is Love. He also happened to have collaborated with lyricist Hal David, for a number of movies themes like, What’s New Pussycat? Alfie and The Look Of Love – a major hit for Dusty Springfield.

The end of an era

Bacharach died at his home in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, 8th February 2023 due to natural causes and age-related complications. Dionne Warwick, who happens to be another collaborator said the songwriter’s death was like “losing a family member”.

All through his career, he scored more than 50 chart hits in both US and UK, with artists including Warwick, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Costello all recording his songs.


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