Burt Bacharach dies at age 94

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Prolific pop songwriter and composer Burt Bacharach has died at age 94 at his home in LA.

The Say a Little Prayer creator composed more than 500 songs during his career – and won six Grammy Awards. Aside from Grammy Burt Bacharach has won the Oscars Awards for his songs Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head and dozens of other songs. 

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EMB7P4 Burt Bacharach performs in concert in April 2015.

Bacharach vowed never to retire, saying in 2018: ‘Music softens the heart, makes you feel something if it’s good, brings in emotion that you might not have felt before.

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‘It’s a very powerful thing if you’re able to do it if you have it in your heart to do something like that.’

 Bacharach, with longtime collaborator Hal David, churned out many of the catchiest songs of the era. Many of them – “Say a Little Prayer,” “Walk on By,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” – became hits for Warwick, one of the biggest-selling female vocalists of the 1960s.

Bacharach also wrote such massive hits as Perry Como’s “Magic Moments,” the Shirelles’ “Baby It’s You,” Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat?”, Jackie DeShannon’s “What the World Needs Now is Love,” Herb Alpert’s “This Guy’s In Love With You,” Neil Diamond’s “Heartlight” and the Patti Labelle-Michael McDonald duet “On My Own.”

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Bacharach was married four times, marrying Paula Stewart in 1953, before the pair split in 1958 – but remained friends for more than three decades.

Source: www.ghbase.com


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