Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BradOlson, May 12, 2018.
Happy birthday to the great Burt Bacharach who is 90 years old today.
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!
Seeing him and hearing his voice at any age is just like visiting an old friend.
Allegedly, Mr. Bacharach's first charted song, co-written in 1957 with Mr.
"The Story of My Life" - Marty Robbins.
The start of a tremendous career for Burt, and one of Marty's best performances.
A Giant. Happy Birthday Burt.
A living legend. Amazing work with Dion Warwick (she's getting up there too - 77). Happy Birthday!
does he still own those clothing stores?
happy birthday ye ol' codger
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.
He is still writing as well but his great legacy is his seminal 60s work.
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!!!
What an inspiration. I wish him the best of health for as long as possible.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday, Burt!
God bless the man, he's having a nice long life, and has a classic songbook to boot.
I love his 60’s songs. They are a real part of that musical time.
They are a real part of our overall popular music culture, not just the 60s.
These are some pretty fancy chord changes for 1959:
I agree. Burt is a pioneer.
But mostly the 60’s.
And raindrops are still falling on my head.
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