Bacharach's music has been sung by a number of popular singers including Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Tom Jones, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield. The music has been praised for the distinctive melodies, sophisticated style and at times a light classical feel. He wrote a total of 52 Top 40 hits in his songwriting career.
He has been married four times, to Paula Stewart, actress Angie Dickinson, lyricist Carole Bayer Sager with whom he collaborated on a number of pieces, and currently (as of 2003) Jane Hanson.
Bacharach has had cameo roles in a number of Hollywood movies including all three Austin Powers movies.
Burt Bacharach Facts
|Birthday||May 12, 1928 (88)|
|Birthplace||Kansas City, Missouri, USA|
|Life in Song|
|Chris Botti Live with Orchestra & Special Guests: Homecoming Concert|
|Ronald Isley & Burt Bacharach|
|Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach: Live From the Rainbow Room|
|Original Masters: Burt Bacharach's Best|
|British Invasion: Dusty Springfield|
|Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits|
|A Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David|
|Elvis Costello/Burt Bacharach: Sessions From W. 54th|