Bacharach, Bertram Mark

Born: May 12, 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.




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