Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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.