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Saw Burt Bacharach in concert by volunteering with the Red Cross. Awesome concert! Fantastic performer! He’s got that style that I think a stage performer should have. You felt like he was just having the best time of his life and that it was a personal performance for you. The orchestra flubbed a few times but it was taken in good humor. One of Burt’s entourage made a mistake during a solo and had one other error but again it was taken with a smile.
For those of you asking, “who is Bacharach?” take a look at his hit compositions. He has written many of the songs that you love as well as many movie hits. A few are Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head, Alfie, Do you know the way to San Jose?, The Man Who Short Liberty Valance, and I Say a Little Prayer for You.
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
A bio from InfoPlease (an excellent resource)
Beginning in the late 1950s he gained acclaim for his scores and songs for films, including What’s New Pussycat (1965), Alfie (1966), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and Arthur (1981). He won an Academy Award for Best Score and Best Song for Butch Cassidy, which featured the catchy â€œRaindrops Keep Falling on My Headâ€. He was married to actress Angie Dickinson (1966â€“80).