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

    Yes he did, for Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.
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  2. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    I call him a genius with no hesitation. He’s one of our greatest songwriters.

    Burt makes chord/tempo/key changes seem easy. The average listener probably doesn’t even notice the radical aspects of many of his songs.
  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    His music is much more progressive than a lot of music marketed as progressive.
  4. teag

    teag Forum Resident

    I agree with this. Quite a catalog of great songs. Always seemed to be a class act also.
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  5. buzzzx

    buzzzx Forum Resident

    I've had parts of the "Casino Royale" soundtrack stuck in my head for 50 years!
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  6. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven Thread Starter

    Some of his best work ever.
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  7. mr._mojo_filter

    mr._mojo_filter Forum Resident

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  8. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele Forum Resident

    Saint George, Utah
    Has he figured out the way to San Jose by now?
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  9. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery Picture Member

    Nah - he met up with Jimmy Webb and they went to Phoenix instead...
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  10. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    Burt is a ladies' man and a master composer of timeless music. He's developed a unique sound and style which has become instantly recognizable.
    Much love for Dionne Warwick and of course, The Stranglers recorded 'Walk On By' when Hugh Cornwell was still the singer
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  11. Rgfinch

    Rgfinch Forum Resident

    With an arrangement stolen from Light My Fire.
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  12. anduandi

    anduandi Forum Resident

    Happy Birthday:tiphat:and many healthy years to come.
    Hearing him sing "A house is not a home" always brings tears to my eyes...
  13. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    I heard this version inside of a Vans clothing store. Pretty neat cover!
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  14. micksmuse

    micksmuse Forum Resident

    san diego
    the greatest living songwriter and a cool guy to boot. his shows are still vital and can't wait for this summers visit to san diego concerts by the bay.
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  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    First time I was aware of his name was with his hit single Trains and Boats and Planes in 1965.
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  16. John Rhett Thomas

    John Rhett Thomas Forum Resident

    Macon, GA, USA
    Just saw him wrap up a two-hour show about an hour and a half ago near Palm Springs. Beautiful. Where are we going to hear songs like this when he's gone?
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