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Topic - Burt Bacharach
The daughter of American composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach is joining South Carolina's equestrian team.
Burt Bacharach knew writing a memoir would be emotional — not because of his never-heard backstage tales or his tumultuous marriages. He knew that being honest would force him to come to terms with the death of his daughter.
In celebration of his upcoming 85th birthday, here's a look at just some of the hits of famed composer Burt Bacharach.
OK, so they made syrupy songs that blurred the lines of musical genres, but Karen Carpenter had the voice of angel that made the Carpenters a musical sensations of the 1970s.
In an obituary Sept. 2 about songwriter Hal David, The Associated Press reported erroneously that David co-wrote the song "That's What Friends Are For" with longtime collaborator Burt Bacharach. The song was co-written by Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager.
Hal David was a man of simple words.
Hal David was a man of simple words. A writer by trade — and a journalist by education — Mr. David had a knack for encapsulating love, earnestness and a wry sense of humor into a melody that was just a few minutes long.
Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91.
President Barack Obama honored Burt Bacharach and Hal David on Wednesday night as "two kings of songwriting," presenting them the nation's highest prize for popular music at the White House.
The defense for the man accused of killing relatives of Jennifer Hudson told jurors Wednesday that prosecutors failed to prove their case, while a prosecutor countered that they had "overwhelming circumstantial evidence" linking him to the crime.
President Obama is honoring the brainpower behind the unforgettable tunes "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," ''Close to You," and others recorded by artists spanning Dionne Warwick, the Carpenters, Alicia Keys and the cast of "Glee."
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, a duo whose pop melodies and lyrics regularly hit the charts in the 1960s and early 1970s despite competition from more socially revolutionary performers.
Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir.
Burt Bacharach will handle the words for his next project.
The sun set slowly at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Monday evening, as Pink Martini, the art-pop ensemble from Portland, Ore., appeared on this outdoor stage for the first time.
Bacharach, 83, has helped write dozens of top 40 songs and has been covered by everyone from Elvis Presley to Dusty Springfield.
He helped write dozens of top 40 songs, covered by everyone from Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin to Alicia Keys and the cast of "Glee."