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

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

  1. ChazFromCali

    ChazFromCali Well-Known Member

    Over the last few years I've come to really appreciate him. Bacharach & David wrote some GREAT, GREAT songs. I can't even listen to Dionne Warwicks' version of Walk on By. Rips me up too much inside. In a good way, lol. But I get all teary-eyed. About as perfect a song as was ever written.
  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Greetings !!!!!
    Best song?
    Too many.
    Walk On By ,perhaps.
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  3. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

    Southern Ont.
    Well, for me it's (They Long To Be) Close To You. But I know what you mean about Walk On By-Melissa Manchester's glitzy version of it is a lock for my Bacharach playlist.
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  4. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    :kilroy: This is his great largely undiscovered masterpiece. It only got up to #74, but it rocks:

  5. Jacline

    Jacline Forum Ghost

    Montreal, Quebec
    Bon anniversaire, BB. Thanks for every single note!

  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Beach Boys do a good version.
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Walk On By< the definitive version.
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  8. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON, CA
    It’s loungy but never boring or easy listening IMHO. Some very cool reinterpretations of his songs.
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  9. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    :kilroy: I was having an argument with myself whether to put this here or in the thread about great bridges. The bridge of this begins at around 00:32 and is full of chord changes that I didn't even think existed in 1959. Not to mention the fact that the whole thing changes key twice as well:

  10. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

    Colombia, SC
    His work with Dionne Warwick is legendary.

    Was unaware that he was still alive. Happy Birthday to this legend.
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  11. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    I agree. These prove how great the songs are.
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  12. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Wow. Happy Birthday BB. He wrote some pretty good songs. o_O
    At one point in time, songwriters actually wrote songs with chords that were outside the tonic. Not a good thing to do in today's music landscape.
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  13. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Beats 1 Melodys 10
  14. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    May you live another 90 years! Except don't do any more Martini & Rossi commercials.
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  15. kronning

    kronning Forum Resident

    Happy Burtday!

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  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    100% correct.
  17. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Wow, a true legend, great to know at least one more made it to 90
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  18. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    The melodies are what make his music indeed. Those millions of albums sold are well deserved.
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  19. tmsorosk

    tmsorosk MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Sprucegrove Canada
    Happy birthday Burt, and many more. :tiphat:
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  20. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    Did he write that song? I had no idea. Neat...
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  21. Vinyl Socks

    Vinyl Socks Forum Resident

    Niles, Ohio
    Happy Burtday!!
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  22. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    so lucky to make it so far!
    ...and he still finds things to get jazzed about, I understand he really likes Rumer.
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  23. chickendinna

    chickendinna Forum Resident

    Wow, what a career. Keep going Burt. Happy Birthday Burt
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  24. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    The first #1 record for Burt Bacharach, the first for Herb Alpert, and the first for A&M Records:

    Happy Birthday, Burt!
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  25. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Hal died at 91: Burt, we all know you can do better :cheers:

    Now NOT playing "Tears At The Birthday Party".
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