Burt Bacharach Dead at 94

Burt Bacharach, one of the most prolific songwriters of all time has died. He was 94 years old. No cause of death was given.

The following statement appeared on Bacharach’s social media page from Bacharach’s family:

It is with saddened hearts that we share the passing of our father, husband and friend. He gave the world so much, and we are eternally grateful. The music is always there, so please keep listening. We send our love from team Bacharach, because that’s what friends are for.

Bacharach composed hundreds of pop songs, most in the late 1950s through the 1980s. Many of those compositions were in collaboration with the late Hal David. Bacharach won six Grammys and three Oscar awards. As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. It has been said Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by over 1,000 different artists. Bacharach was also a pianist and recorded several songs of his own.

Bacharach wrote songs recorded by artists such as Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Herb Alpert, Tom Jones, Perry Como, Christopher Cross, Neil Diamond Bobby Vinton, the Drifters, the Carpenters, and many others.

Some of Bacharach’s compositions included I Say Little Prayer (recorded by Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin), Walk on By (Dionne Warwick), This Guy’s in Love with You (Herb Alpert), Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (B.J. Thomas), On My Own (Michael McDonald and Patti LaBelle), and Arthur’s Theme (Christopher Cross).

Photo Credit: Burt Bacharach Social Media

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