Burt Bacharach

(Burt Freeman Bacharach)

Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
  • Born: May 12, 1928
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Singer, Conductor









Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach's songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.

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A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football.
I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls.
I recorded the song live in front of an orchestra, and yes, I was very moved, I was in tears.
I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I was blown away by the standing ovation. I've had tributes before, sure, but I don't retain that feeling, and I wasn't prepared for it on Tuesday. But maybe you shouldn't retain these things or you'd be on a permanent high.
I'd met Dr Dre, he was thinking about his next album, we talked a little and he said, 'Let me give you some of these loops and see what you come up with'.
It's not getting any better, is it? I don't want my 19-year-old boy going into the army. I love these little kids. They understand how passionate I am. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I've always had a problem with people who couldn't tell the truth or admit a mistake and say they're wrong. Truth
Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.
Never be ashamed to write a melody that people remember.
The music is the last thing I'm thinking about right now, in order of what's important. Music, Chants & Rapps

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