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Bacharach, Bertram Mark

Born: 1928 AD
Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Pianists

1928 – Burt Bacharach was born 12th of May in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Played piano in a high school dance band (in Queens, New York City) and studied piano and composition at Mannes School of Music, Berkshire Music Center, and McGill University (Montreal).

1950-1925 – Bacharach played the piano during his army service then worked as accompanist for Vic Damone and other singers.

1953-1958 – Married to Paula Stewart.

1957 –  Teamed up with Hal David, who became his song-writing partner on most of his hits. Just a year after they had begun working together, the duo penned Perry Como’s hit, ‘Magic Moments’ and ‘The Story of My Life’.

1958-1961 – Acted as musical director for Marlene Dietrich during her tours of Europe and the United States.

1970 – Continued to write for various artists over the last half-century, gave The Carpenters their hit single ‘Close To You’.

1998 – Rhino released a three-disc retrospective of Burt Bacharach’s work.

2006 – Recorded a jazz album together with Trijntje Oosterhuis and the Metropole Orchestra called The Look Of Love.