Burt at 85
Burt Bacharach, award-winning composer/songwriters, celebrated his 85th birthday on May 12 with a new autobiography released on May 28.
The career-spanning 2-CD collection covers his best songwriting collaborations. ‘The Art Of The Songwriter: Anyone Who Had A Heart – The Best Of Burt Bacharach’ collects 40 of Bacharach’s songs including I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin), Alfie (Barbra Streisand), Wishin’ And Hopin’ (Brenda Lee), Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Christopher Cross), Let The Music Play (Diana Ross & The Supremes), Any Day Now (Elvis Presley), Overnight Success (Gladys Knight & The Pips), Walk On By (Gloria Gaynor), I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (Isaac Hayes), That’s What Friends Are For (Kevin Eubanks), Heartlight (Neil Diamond), On My Own (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald), What’s New Pussycat (Tom Jones) – and many more.
Burt has written more than 70 Top 40 hits and earned Grammy®, Oscar®, and Emmy® Awards for his work. From his first pop hit on the charts, 1957’s The Story of My Life recorded by Marty Robbins, to his hit-making collaborations with longtime writing partner and lyricist Hal David, including Alfie, A House Is Not A Home, Wishin’ And Hopin’, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, I Say a Little Prayer, and This Guy’s in Love with You, to more recent songs co-written with Carole Bayer Sager, Elvis Costello and others.
More information, including book signing and tour dates, bacharachonline.com