Burt Bacharach is 90 years old today (05/12/2018) *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BradOlson, May 12, 2018.

  1. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Happy birthday to the great Burt Bacharach who is 90 years old today.
     
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  2. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Happy Birthday Burt! I saw him in Pittsburgh last month with the Pittsburgh Symphony and he put on a great show! He looked frail and his voice is worse than ever (though there’s something endearing about it nonetheless)— still he had three excellent vocalists who sang most of the selections from his exquisite songbook!
     
  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Seeing him and hearing his voice at any age is just like visiting an old friend.
     
  4. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    Allegedly, Mr. Bacharach's first charted song, co-written in 1957 with Mr.
    Hal David:

    "The Story of My Life" - Marty Robbins.
     
  5. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The start of a tremendous career for Burt, and one of Marty's best performances.
     
  6. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    mill valley CA USA
    A Giant. Happy Birthday Burt.
     
  7. snowman872

    snowman872 Forum Resident

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    A living legend. Amazing work with Dion Warwick (she's getting up there too - 77). Happy Birthday!
     
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  8. Bathory

    Bathory 30 yr Single Malt, not just for breakfast anymore

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    does he still own those clothing stores?





























    kidding.

    happy birthday ye ol' codger
     
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  9. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    He may be dwelling on his past to keep his legacy active, but he is a true legend and put out lots of timeless music. We just need to enjoy his legacy.
     
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  10. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    He is still writing as well but his great legacy is his seminal 60s work.
     
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  11. John Dyson

    John Dyson Active Member

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    Thanks for the heads up -- I have DolbyA copies of his greatest hits and Dionne W's greatest hits (both sets.) Gonna be listening starting now!!!
     
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  12. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    What an inspiration. I wish him the best of health for as long as possible.
     
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  13. RickA

    RickA Senior Member

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    +1 :righton:
     
  14. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Exactly right. This is a guy who needs to keep at his work as long as he can and stay as healthy as can be for as long as possible.
     
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  15. adad

    adad Forum Resident

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    I saw him with the San Diego Symphony maybe 5-7 years ago. Loved it. I have the Look of Love 4cd box set. Have enjoyed it. Around $14 used on Amazon. Worth it.
     
  16. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Also, his A&M work is worth having, for a loungy take on the music, with a lot of it being instrumental, especially Reach Out.
     
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  17. adad

    adad Forum Resident

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  18. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

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    Greater St. Louis
    Happy Birthday, Burt!
     
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  19. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Señor Member

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    Pacifica, CA
    God bless the man, he's having a nice long life, and has a classic songbook to boot.
     
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  20. teag

    teag Forum Resident

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    I love his 60’s songs. They are a real part of that musical time.
     
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  21. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    They are a real part of our overall popular music culture, not just the 60s.
     
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  22. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

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    :kilroy: These are some pretty fancy chord changes for 1959:

     
  23. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I agree. Burt is a pioneer.
     
  24. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado
    But mostly the 60’s.
     
  25. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Location:
    USA
    And raindrops are still falling on my head.
     

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