Burt Bacharach, American music legend is dead
The musician and composer Burt Bacharach died on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the age of 94 at his home in Los Angeles of natural causes.
Bacharach, a legend of American music in the 20th century, was the author of hits such as ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose’, ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ and ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head’.
Burt Bacharach achieved great success in the 1960s and 1970s
His music provided a smooth alternative soundtrack to rock and roll in the 1960s and 1970s and scored 73 top 40 hits in the US and 52 in the UK.
Burt Bacharach’s songs, many of them written with Hal David, were neither rock nor strictly pop, and they filled American radio and appeared in major motion pictures.
In the 1960s and early 1970s his songs were heard as often as the songs of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.
Bacharach wrote more than 500 songs, many of them with tinkling piano and subtle, seductive choruses.
He wrote hits for singers such as Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin and the Carpenters. More than 1,200 artists performed his songs, which won six Grammys and three Oscars. Bacharach and David had 30 Top 40 hits in the 1960s alone.