BURT BACHARACH BIOGRAPHY

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BURT BACHARACH SONGS 1951

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1951-01-01All I Ever Need Is YouNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
1951-01-01ManpowerBob Hilliard 
1951-10-05Soldier's Prayer (a)William Stephen Quigley 

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BURT BACHARACH SONGS 1952

The only song this year was "Once in a Blue Moon". It had no cowriters. The exact publication date is unknown. The song was first recorded by Nat King Cole.

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BURT BACHARACH SONGS 1955

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1955-02-24Keep Me in MindJack WolfFirst recorded by Patti Page
1955-04-04How AboutJack WolfFirst recorded by Della Reese
1955-04-18Secret of Love (the)Jack Wolf 
1955-10-27Desperate Hours (the)Wilson StoneAKA Desperationens Timme
From The Desperate Hours.
Also used to promote the film
First recorded by Mel Torme

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BURT BACHARACH 1956

In 1956, Bacharach, as a performer, was known as a pianist. In February he was part of a group of entertainers who traveled to the Caribbean to entertain American troops that were training there.

Johnny Mathis told Billboard, [Mitch Miller]  put me on the right track and gave me some [songs] that were more suitable for my voice. He gave me a stack of music that was as tall as I was and said, “Find four songs.” So I found “When Sunny Gets Blue,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” a song called “Warm and Tender” — by a guy nobody ever heard of called Burt Bacharach — and “Wonderful! Wonderful!.” (Billboard December 17, 2016)

BURT BACHARACH SONGS 1956

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1956-03-16Tell the Truth and Shame the DevilMargery Cummings
Hal David
 
1956-05-09Peggy's In the PantryHal DavidFirst recorded by Sherry Parsons
1956-06-08Beauty Isn't EverythingEdward HeymanFirst recorded by June Valli
1956-07-05Morning Mail (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by The Gallahads
1956-07-20Warm and TenderHal DavidFrom Lizzie
First recorded by Johnny Mathis
1956-08-10Uninvited DreamSammy GallopFirst recorded by Peggy Lee
1956-08-27I Cry MoreHal DavidFrom Don't Knock the Rock
First recorded by Alan Dale
1956-09-28My Dreamboat Is Drifting (Down the River of Doubt)Sammy Gallop 

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BURT BACHARACH HIGHLIGHTS 1957

Began working with Marlene Dietrich. He arranged and conducted four singles for her in 1957.

Wrote his first movie theme song "The Blob" with Mack David, older brother of Hal David. The song charted in both the U.S. and Canada peaking at #33 and #14 respectively.

Began writing with Hal David. Their first song to reach the U.S. charts was "The Story of My Life" which was recorded by Marty Robbins and Michael Holliday. Both versions made the Billboard Pop chart. Robbins peaked at #15 and Holliday at #24. Robbins also made the Billboard Country Chart and the song went to #1. The Robbins version was also #2 in Canada. Three British artists recorded the song and all three of them charted, two of them were Top 20.

Perry Como recorded "Magic Moments" on December 3, 1957. The record entered the Billboard Pop Chart in January 1958.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS 1957

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1957-01-30Humble PieHal DavidFirst recorded by The Four Preps
1957-03-01I Need YouWilson StoneAKA I Need Your Love
1957-03-28Forever FaithfulMack David 
1957-03-28Love BankLou Melamed
Hal David
 
1957-03-28Your Lips Are Warmer Than Your HeartHal DavidFirst recorded by Rosemary June
1957-04-08Wild HoneyHal DavidFirst recorded by Cathy Carr
1957-05-06Underneath the OverpassHal DavidFirst recorded by Jo Stafford
1957-05-29Magic MomentsHal David

AKA Tout Ca
Primi Minuti

First recorded by Perry Como

1957-05-29Two Against the WorldHal David 
1957-07-05Story of My Life (the)Hal DavidAKA Storia Del Mio Amore
First recorded by Marty Robbins
1957-08-14Winter WarmHal David 
1957-08-19Presents from the PastHal DavidFirst recorded by Cathy Carr
1957-10-02Do You Remember As I RememberBuddy Bernier 
1957-10-25Sad SackHal DavidFrom Sad Sack
First recorded by Jerry Lewis
1957-11-18SnowballsNo cowriters 

BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 1957

Arranged and conducted these singles for Marlene Dietrich:
     Near You/Another Spring, Another Love
     I May Never Go Home Anymore/Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Marion Evans: played piano on "Rosanne" and "Searching Wind"

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BURT BACHARACH HIGHLIGHTS 1958

"Magic Moments" peaked at #4 on the Billboard pop singles chart. The record was also #12 in Canada.

In Britain, Perry Como's version was on the pop chart for four months and it peaked at #1. Simultaneously, British artist Ronnie Hilton released "Magic Moments" and his version reached #22.

Bacharach and David were the first songwriters to have two No. 1 songs back-to-back in England with "The Story Of My Life" by Michael Holliday and Perry Como's "Magic Moments."

BACHARACH SONGS 1958

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1958-01-01DinahHal DavidAKA Dinah and Friends
Exact publication date unknown
1958-01-01Dog's Life (a)Hal DavidExact publication date unknown
1958-01-03Bottomless CupLou Melamed
Hal David
 
1958-01-03I'll Kiss You Goodnight in the MorningHal David 
1958-01-03Mission Bell by the Wishin' Well (the)Hal David 
1958-01-03Ooooh, My LoveHal DavidFirst recorded by Vic Damone
1958-01-30Country Music HolidayHal DavidFrom Country Music Holiday
First recorded by Bernie Nee
1958-04-16Hot SpellMack DavidFirst recorded by Margaret Whiting
1958-05-20It Seemed So Right Last NightHal DavidFirst recorded by Mary Mayo
1958-06-09Last Time I Saw My Heart (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Marty Robbins
1958-06-09Make Room for the JoyHal DavidFrom Juke Box Rhythm
First recorded by Jack Jones
1958-06-09Sittin' in a Tree HouseHal David 
1958-06-09Third from the LeftHal David 
1958-07-09Night That Heaven Fell (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Tony Bennett
1958-08-01Blob (the)Mack David

First recorded by The Five Blobs

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Five Blobs: 10/6/1958 to 12/15/1958--33

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Five Blobs: 10/20/1958 to 12/8/1958--14

1958-08-15I Could Kick MyselfHal David 
1958-08-18Oh, Wendy, WendyHal DavidFirst recorded by The Four Coins
1958-11-14Dream BigPaul HamptonFirst recorded by Sonny James
1958-12-24Saturday Night in Tia JuanaHal DavidFirst recorded by The Five Blobs

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BURT BACHARACH HIGHLIGHTS 1959

During a recording session for The Drifters, Bacharach met Dionne Warwick. She was in the back-up trio with her cousin Cissy Houston and Myrna Smith. Dionne's first recordings for Bacharach and David were their demo records.

Conducted the orchestra and played the piano on Marlene Dietrich's world tour.

BACHARACH SONGS 1959

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1959-01-01Judge Me With Your HeartHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1959-01-01Just Another GirlHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1959-01-14Paradise IslandPaul Hampton
Hal David
First recorded by The Four Aces
1959-01-23Windows of Heaven (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by The Four Coins
1959-01-26Net (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by John Ashley
1959-01-29That Kind of WomanHal DavidFirst recorded by Count Basie & Joe Williams
1959-02-05Moon ManHal DavidFirst recorded by Gloria Lambert
1959-02-10Loving Is a Way of LivingHal DavidFirst recorded by Steve Lawrence
1959-02-10Write Me (Lonely Girl)Paul HamptonFirst recorded by Paul Hampton
1959-02-29What a NightHal David 
1959-03-25Lorna DooneHal David 
1959-04-03Hangman (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by John Ashley
From Hangman
1959-04-03Young and WildHal DavidFirst recorded by The Five Blobs
1959-04-20Don't Unless You Love MePaul HamptonFirst recorded by Paul Hampton
1959-04-20Faker, FakerHal DavidFirst recorded by The Eligibles
1959-05-22You're the DreamHal David 
1959-05-27With Open ArmsHal David

First recorded by Jane Morgan

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jane Morgan: 7/27/1959 to 10/12/1959--39

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jane Morgan: 9/7/1959 to 10/26/1959--31

1959-06-24Go 'way, Mister MoonWilson Stone 
1959-06-24Happy and His One Man BandWilson Stone 
1959-06-24Send Me Letters Filled with KissesWilson Stone 
1959-06-24Woman Who Wasn't Mine (the)Wilson Stone 
1959-07-13HeavenlySyd ShawFirst recorded by Johnny Mathis
1959-07-30Timeless Tide (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Joe Arthur
1959-10-22I Looked for YouHal DavidFirst recorded by Charlie Gracie
1959-11-06We're Only Young Once, Yeh, Yeh, YehRobert Colby

First recorded by The Avons

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Avons: 7/9/1960 to 7/16/1960--49
Avons: 7/23/1960 to 7/30/1960--45

1959-11-19Girl Like You (a)Ann Croswell

First recorded by Larry Hall

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gary Stites: 7/20/1959 to 8/24/1959--80

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Cliff Richard & Shadows:
      6/24/1961 to 9/30/1961--3

1959-11-20Suddenly Last SummerHal DavidAKA Long Ago Last Summer
1959-12-09In Times Like TheseHal DavidFirst recorded by Gene McDaniels

BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 1959

Conducted the orchestra for the Dietrich in Rio album.

Orchestrated and conducted John Ashley's recording of "The Hangman."

Orchestra conductor on Paul Hampton's "Write Me" B/W "Don't Unless You Love Me" single.

Orchestra conductor on "Tell Me Yes: by the Coronados.

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1961       1962       1963       1964       1965       1966       1967       1968       1969      

BURT BACHARACH: DANCING TO A DIFFERENT TUNE 1960

In 1960, Bacharach had worked with Marlene Dietrich as her arranger and conductor. They were on tour in Germany where Billboard did a feature on him and asked, "How about working on your own?" Bacharach responded, "The piano is waiting in my home in New York. On the road I didn't compose. I need my home for that kind of work. Remember 'Magic Moments?' Perry Como made a wonderful hit out of it. Mayber there's another one like that in my desk. But now there are the magic moments with Marlene I don't want to miss." (Billboard, June 6, 1960)

With Bacharach conducting, Dietrich recorded her first album in 25 year.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1960

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1960-01-01Big Band DixielandNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
1960-01-01Dancing to a Different TuneHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1960-01-01FinaleNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
1960-01-01My Heart Will Still Be YoursJack WolfExact publication date unknown
1960-01-05Come Completely to MePaul HamptonFirst recorded by Steve Rossi
1960-01-07Long Ago Last SummerHal DavidAKA Suddenly Last Summer
First recorded by Diana Trask
1960-01-21I Cry AloneHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1960-02-05Crazy TimesPaul HamptonFirst recorded by Gene Vincent
1960-02-16You Belong in Someone Else's ArmsBob HilliardFirst recorded by Valerie Carr
1960-02-17I'll Never, Never Forget What's Her NameHal David 
1960-03-04Indoor SportFred TobiasFirst recorded by Jo Stafford
1960-03-30FaithfullySyd ShawAKA Fidati Di Me
First recorded by Johnny Mathis
1960-04-18More and MoreNita Jonas 
1960-04-19Two Figures on a Wedding CakeFred Tobias 
1960-05-16Boys Were Made for GirlsHal DavidFirst recorded by Everit Herter
1960-05-16CreamsPaul HamptonAKA Cremes
1960-05-16Two Hour HoneymoonPaul HamptonFirst recorded by Paul Hampton
1960-06-06CloseSyd ShawFirst recorded by Keely Smith
1960-06-09Path of Pride (the)Fred Tobias 
1960-06-15Out of My Continental MindSyd ShawFirst recorded by Lena Horne
1960-08-10Ten Thousand Years AgoBob HilliardFirst recorded by Rusty Draper
1960-08-18One Really Big ChanceBob Hilliard 
1960-09-21I Could Make You MineHal DavidFirst recorded by The Wanderers
1960-10-14Cryin', Sobbin', Wailin'Nita Jones 
1960-10-31Cross Town BusHal DavidFirst recorded by Gals and Pals
1960-11-25Joanie's ForeverBob Hilliard 
1960-11-25Take Me to Your LadderBob HilliardFirst recorded by Buddy Clinton

RECORDING SESSIONS 1960

Arranged and conducted Marlene Dietrich's Wiedersehen mit Marlene album and the EPs Marlene and Dietrich In Rio.

Arranged and conducted "Creams" and "Two Hour Honeymoon" for Paul Hampton.

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BURT BACHARACH: TOWER OF STRENGTH 1961

While producing "Mexican Divorce" for The Drifters, Bacharach discovered Dionne Warwick. She was one of the background singers on the session with her cousins Cissy Houston and Myrna Smith. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1961

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1961-01-01Hurtin' Kind (the)Bob HilliardFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1961-01-01Something BadBob HilliardExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1961-01-06One Part Dog, Nine Parts CatBob HilliardFirst recorded by Dick Van Dyke
1961-01-06Three Wheels on My WagonBob HilliardAKA Trois Roues a Mon Chariot
First recorded by Dick Van Dyke
1961-01-11And This Is MineHal DavidFirst recorded by Connie Stevens
1961-01-13Three Friends, Two LoversHal DavidFirst recorded by The Turbans
1961-03-09Moon GuitarHal DavidFirst recorded by The Rangoons
1961-03-13Hideaway HeartHal David 
1961-03-14My Heart Is a Ball of StringHal DavidFirst recorded by The Rangoons
1961-03-22Along Came JoeHal DavidFirst recorded by Merv Griffin
1961-04-06Love in a Goldfish BowlHal DavidFrom Love in a Goldfish Bowl
First recorded by Tommy Sands
1961-04-12Forever, My LoveHal DavidFrom Forever My Love
First recorded by Jane Morgan
1961-04-24Gotta Get a GirlHal DavidFirst recorded by Frankie Avalon
1961-05-04Story Behind My Tears (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Kenny Lynch
1961-05-05Third Window from the Right (the)Mack David 
1961-05-08BarracudaPaul Hampton 
1961-05-09Too Late to WorryHal DavidAKA Per Questa Volta
Donne Moi Ma Chance
First recorded by Babs Tino
1961-06-06Don't Go, Please StayBob Hilliard

First recorded by The Drifters

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Drifters: 6/5/1961 to 8/28/1961--14

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Drifters: 6/26/1961 to 8/7/1961--13

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Cryin' Shames: 4/2/1966 to 5/21/1966--26

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Drifters: 6/26/1961 to 7/17/1961--25

1961-06-19I Wake Up CryingHal David

AKA Je M'Eveille en Pleurs
First recorded by Chuck Jackson

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Chuck Jackson: 8/21/1961 to 10/16/1961--59

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Chuck Jackson: 8/28/1961 to 11/16/1961--13

1961-06-23You'll Answer to MeHal David

Bacharach created piano edition of song.

David wrote it with Sherman Edwards

1961-06-26Love LessonsHal DavidFirst recorded by Sam Butera
1961-06-27I'll Bring Along My BanjoNorman GimbelFirst recorded by Johnnie Ray
1961-07-19You're Following MeBob Hilliard

First recorded by Perry Como

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Perry Como: 11/20/1961 to 12/11/1961--92

1961-08-02You're Telling Our SecretsHal DavidFirst recorded by Dee Clark
1961-08-18Tower of StrengthBob Hilliard

AKA Sta Lontana de Me
First recorded by Gene McDaniels

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gloria Lynne: 12/18/1961 to 12/25/1961--100
Gene McDaniels: 10/2/1961 to 1/2/1962--5

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene McDaniels: 11/13/1961 to 1/8/1968--5

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Frankie Vaughan: 1961--1

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene McDaniels: 12/3/1962 to 1/7/1963--24

NORWAY CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Frankie Vaughan: --5

1961-08-22Don't Do Anything DangerousHal David 
1961-08-22Loneliness or HappinessHal DavidFirst recorded by The Drifters
1961-08-24Answer to Everything (the)Bob HilliardFirst recorded by Del Shannon
1961-08-25Thirty Miles of Railroad TrackBob Hilliard 
1961-09-07Somebody Else's SweetheartHal DavidFirst recorded by The Wanderers
1961-09-08DeeplyNorman GimbelFirst recorded by Shepherd Sisters
1961-10-10Move It on the BackbeatMack DavidFirst recorded by Burt and the Backbeats
1961-10-16Breaking Point (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Chuck Jackson
1961-11-15Baby, It's YouBarney Williams
Mack David

First recorded by The Shirelles

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shirelles: 12/18/1961 to 3/26/1962--8
Smith: 9/6/1969 to 12/20/1969--5
The Beatles: 4/22/1995 to 5/20/1995--67

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shirelles: 1/6/1962 to 4/7/1962--3
Stacy Lattisaw: 6/9/1984 to 6/30/1984--37

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dave Berry: 5/2/1964 to 6/13/1964--24
The Beatles: 4/1/1995 to 5/13/1995--7

AUSTRIA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Beatles: 4/16/1995 to 4/30/1995--33

AUSTRALIA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jeff Phillips: Brisbane--11, Perth--34,
      Melbourne--21
Smith: Sydney--39

BELGIUM POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Beatles: 4/15/1995 to 4/23/1995--43

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shirelles: 1/15/1962 to 2/12/1962--18

NETHERLANDS CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Beatles: 4/22/1995 to 5/6/1995--44

NEW ZEALAND CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
The Beatles: 4/9/1995 to 4/16/1995--30

1961-11-20Miracle of Saint Marie (the)Bob HilliardFirst recorded by The Four Coins
1961-12-15Don't Envy MeHal DavidFirst recorded by Joey Powers
1961-12-21Wastin' Away for YouHal David 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1961

Orchestrated, arranged and conducted "Forever My Love" for Jane Morgan.

Produced, arranged and conducted "Move It on the Backbeat" by Burt and the Backbeats. The Backbeats were Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.

With Bob Hilliard, co-produced Dick Van Dyke's Three Wheels On My Wagon/One Part Dog, Nine Parts Cat.

Produced, arranged and conducted Joel Gray's recording of Brigitte Bardot.

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BURT BACHARACH: DON'T MAKE ME OVER 1962

 

Bacharach and David wrote an incredible song denoting exactly [who Dionne Warwick is]. 
It's called "Don't Make Me Over."--Dionne Warwick, Billboard November 5, 1983

 

Bacharach's first time as a record producer was for Jerry Butler's session recording "Make It Easy On Yourself."

Bacharach brought Dionne Warwick to Florence Greenberg's Scepter Records. Bacharach and David formed Blue Jac Production Co. The production company owned all the master recordings and licensed them to Scepter. Scepter had no contractual relationship with Scepter.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1962

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1962-01-01Ain't That the TruthBob HilliardExact publication date unknown
1962-01-01Are You LonelyNo cowriters 
1962-01-01Call MePaul HamptonExact publication date unknown
1962-01-01Life We ChoseHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1962-01-01LoverNo cowritersInstrumental
1962-01-08Another Tear FallsHal David

First recorded by Gene McDaniels

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Walker Bros.: 9/24/1966 to 11/19/1966--12

1962-01-12Waitin' for Charlie to Come HomeBob HilliardFirst recorded by Etta James
1962-01-16Don't You Believe ItBob Hilliard

First recorded by Andy Williams

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Andy Williams: 9/15/1962 to 11/24/1962--39

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Andy Williams: 10/13/1962 to 11/24/1962--15

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Andy Williams: 8/27/1962 to 10/8/1962--27

1962-01-18Mexican DivorceBob HilliardFirst recorded by The Drifters
1962-02-06Keep Away from Other GirlsHal David

AKA Amico
First recorded by Helen Shapiro

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Helen Shapiro: 10/20/1962 to 12/1/1962--40

1962-02-28Anonymous Phone CallHal David

First recorded by Bobby Vee

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Bobby Vee: --110

1962-03-01I Just Don't Know What to Do with MyselfHal David

AKA No Se Que Hacer Conmigo
Se Mi Vuol Bene

First recorded by Tommy Hunt

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/1/1966 to 11/26/1966--26
Gary Puckett: 10/31/1970 to 11/28/1970--61

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gary Puckett: 10/31/1970 to 12/18/1970--14

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/22/1966 to 11/26/1966--20

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 7/4/1964 to 9/26/1964--3
White Stripes: 9/13/2003 to 10/18/2003--13

NETHERLANDS CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
White Stripes: 10/4/2003 to 110/18/2003--92

NEW ZEALAND CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
White Stripes: 10/26/2003 to 11/2/2003--34

1962-03-01Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (the)Hal David

First recorded by Gene Pitney

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 4/28/1962 to 7/28/1962--4

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 5/7/1962 to 7/23/1962--2

1962-03-12Any Day NowBob Hilliard

AKA My Wild Beautiful Bird
Bambolino

First recorded by Chuck Jackson

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Chuck Jackson: 4/28/1962 to 7/21/1962--23
Percy Sledge: 4/12/1969 to 5/10/1969--86
Ronnie Milsap: 5/18/1982 to 9/7/1982--14

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Ronnie Milsap: 5/8/1982 to 10/2/1982--1

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Chuck Jackson: 5/12/1962 to 9/1/1962--2

1962-04-11For All TimeHal DavidFirst recorded by The Russells
1962-04-20Dreamin' All the TimeBob HilliardAKA Ich Weiss Ich Kann Nock So Tra
First recorded by Jack Jones
1962-04-30Pick Up the PiecesBob HilliardFirst recorded by Jack Jones
1962-05-18Forgotten Man (There Goes the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Jimmy Radcliffe
1962-05-21Make It Easy on YourselfHal David

AKA Mais N'essaie Pas De Me Mentir

First recorded by Jerry Butler

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jerry Butler: 7/7/1962 to 9/22/1962--20
Walker Brothers: 10/15/1965 to 12/25/1965--16
Dionne Warwick: 10/3/1970 to 11/28/1970--37
Johnny Mathis: --103

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/10/1970 to 12/5/1970--2
Johnny Mathis: 7/15/1972 to 9/16/1972--16

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jerry Butler: 9/1/1962 to 9/15/1962--18
Dionne Warwick: 10/31/1970 to 12/12/1970--2

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Walker Brothers: 8/21/1965 to 11/27/1965--1
Ron Banks: 1/28/1984 to 2/25/1984--31

1962-05-21Non VerraHal DavidAKA Make It Easy on Yourself
1962-06-06If I Never Get to Love YouHal DavidFirst recorded by Lou Johnson
1962-06-20Long After TonightHal David

First recorded by Jimmy Radcliffe

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jimmy Radcliffe: 1965--40

1962-07-23Only Love Can Break a HeartHal David

AKA
Any Love Can Break a Heart;
Only Love

First recorded by Gene Pitney

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 9/15/1962 to 12/22/1962--2
Margaret Whiting: 6/3/1967 to 6/10/1967--96
Bobby Vinton: 6/4/1977 to 6/18/1977--99
Dionne Warwick: --109

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 11/24/1962 to 12/8/1962--16

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 9/17/1962 to 11/6/1962--11

1962-08-06Forgive Me (for Giving You Such a Bad Time)Hal David

First recorded by Babs Tino

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Babs Tino: --117

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Babs Tino: 7/23/1962 to 8/17/1962--9

AUSTRALIA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Noleen Batley: Jan-Mar 1964--31

1962-08-10Wonderful to Be YoungHal DavidFirst recorded by Cliff Richard
1962-08-20Love of a Boy (the)Hal David

AKA Io Sono Cosi
Amour D'un Garcon
First recorded by Timi Yuro

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Timi Yuro: 12/1/1962 to 1/26/1963--44

1962-08-21It's Love That Really Counts (in the Long Run)Hal David

First recorded by The Shirelles

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shirelles: --102

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Merseybeats: 9/14/1963 to 12/7/1963--24

1962-09-10Little Betty Falling StarBob HilliardFirst recorded by Gene Pitney
1962-09-13True Love Never Runs SmoothHal David

First recorded by Don and Juan

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 7/6/1963 to 9/21/1963--21

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 8/10/1963 to 9/21/1963--5

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 7/22/1963 to 9/16/1963--17

1962-09-28Don't Make Me OverHal David

AKA
T'En Va Pas Comme Ca
No No Me Dejas
Non Dirmi Niente

Award:
RIAA Gold Single (Sybil)

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 12/8/1962 to 3/2/1963--21
Brenda & Tabulations:
      9/12/1970 to 3/2/1963--77
Jennifer Warnes: 12/22/1979 to 2/9/1980--67
Sybil: 9/23/1989 to 3/3/1990--20

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1/12/1963 to 3/23/1963--5
Brenda & Tabulations:
      8/8/1970 to 10/10/1970--15
Sybil: 8/18/1989 to 11/24/1989--2

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Swinging Blue Jeans: 1/22/1966 to 3/19/1966--31
Sybil: 7/22/1989 to 8/26/1989--59
Sybil: 10/14/1989 to 11/25/1989--19

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1/21/1963 to 1/27/1963--38
Sybil: 2/5/1990 to 4/23/1990--14

1962-09-28I Smiled YesterdayHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1962-10-02Do I Have to Say More?No cowriters 
1962-10-18An Errand of MercyHal DavidFirst recorded by George Hamilton
1962-11-08Call Off the Wedding (Without a Groom There Can't Be a Bride)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Babs Tino
1962-11-16Secret of Staying Young (the)Hal David 
1962-11-27Bell That Couldn't Jingle (the)Larry Kusik

First recorded by Paul Evans

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vinton: 12/26/1964 to 1/2/1965--23

1962-12-31Rain from the SkiesHal DavidFirst recorded by Adam Wade

RECORDING SESSIONS 1962

Arranged and conducted these songs for Marlene Dietrich:
Qio Peut Ou vout Les Fleurs?
Cherche La Rose
Die Weit War Jung
Sag Mir Wo Di Blumen Sind
Dejeuner du Matin

George Hamilton: conducted "An Errand of Mercy" and produced and arranged "Little Betty, Falling Star"

Jane Morgan: orchestra conductor "Black Coffee" and "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry."
 

Gene Pitney: arranged and conducted "True Love Never Runs Smooth," "Only Love Can Break a Heart" and "Little Betty Falling Star" 

Jimmy Radcliffe: arranged and conducted "(There Goes) The Forgotten Man"

The Shirelles: arranged and conducted "It's Love That Really Counts (In the Long Run)" 
 

Babs Tino: produced  "Too Late to Worry, "My Heart Can't Say Goodbye." Produced and conducted "Call Off the Wedding" and "Keep Away From Other Girls." 

Adam Wade: arranged and conducted "Rain From the Skies"
Dionne Warwick: arranged, conducted and produced "Looking with My Eyes" and "Only the Strong, Only the Brave"
 

Timi Yuro: arranged and conducted "The Love of a Boy."

 

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BURT BACHARACH: ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART 1963

 

I really rooted for [Lou Johnson]. Those early records we made showed the way for everybody, and it should have happened for him.
--Burt Bacharach Billboard August 29, 1998

 

Around June 1963, Kapp Records signed Burt Bacharach as a recording artist. His first release was "Saturday Sunshine."

"Wives and Lovers" was a Song of the Year nominee at the Grammy Awards. It was Bacharach's first nomination in the category.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1963

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1963-01-01Everyone Who's Been in Love with YouNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Marv Johnson
1963-01-01Fox TrotNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
1963-01-10That's Not the AnswerHal David 
1963-01-25Wishin' and Hopin'Hal David

AKA Warten Und Hoffen
Tente Ta Chance
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 6/20/1964 to 9/19/1964--6

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 9/5/1964 to 9/19/1964--4

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Merseybeats: 7/11/1964 to 9/19/1964--13

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 6/13/1966 to 8/8/1966--5

1963-02-01Message to Martha (a)Hal David

AKA
Message to Michael
Kentucky Bluebird
Petit Oiseau Bleu
Kleine Treue Nachtigall

First recorded by Jerry Butler

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Lou Johnson: --104
Dionne Warwick: 4/2/1966 to 6/25/1966--8

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/9/1966 to 6/18/1966--12

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/23/1966 to 6/25/1966--5

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Lou Johnson: 11/28/1964 to 12/12/1964--36
Adam Faith: 11/28/1964 to 2/13/1965--12

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/25/1966 to 6/6/1966--22

1963-02-01This Empty PlaceHal DavidAKA Estelugar Vacio
First recorded by Dionne Warwick
1963-02-08Let the Music PlayHal David

AKA Make the Music Play
First recorded by Dionne Warwick as Make the Music Play
First recorded by The Drifters as Let the Music Play

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 8/3/1963 to 8/31/1963--81

1963-03-21Lifetime of Loneliness (a)Hal David

First recoded by Steve Alaimo

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
;Jackie DeShannon: 10/2/1965 to 11/13/1965--66

1963-03-27Blue on BlueHal David

AKA Blu e Blu
First recorded by Bobby Vinton

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vinton: 5/18/1963 to 8/17/1963--3

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vinton: 5/25/1963 to 8/10/1963--2

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vinton: 5/27/1963 to 7/29/1963--4

1963-03-27Feeling No PainBob HilliardFirst recorded by Paul Evans
1963-07-15I Forgot What It Was LikeHal DavidFirst recorded by Ray Peterson
1963-07-15Magic PotionHal DavidFirst recorded by Lou Johnson
1963-07-15Reach Out for MeHal David

AKA Amour S'oublie
First recorded by Lou Johnson

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Lou Johnson: 10/19/1963 to 12/14/1963--74
Dionne Warwick: 10/24/1964 to 12/19/1964--20

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 11/25/1967 to 12/9/1967--38
Olivia Newton-John: 1/6/1990 to 3/17/1990--32

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Lou Johnson: 11/30/1963 to 12/7/1963--31
Dionne Warwick: 10/24/1964 to 1/30/1965--1

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/10/1964 to 11/28/1964--23

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/16/1964 to 12/7/1964--37

1963-08-05Who's Got the Action?Bob HilliardFirst recorded by Phil Colbert
1963-08-09Right to Love You (the)Hal David 
1963-08-09To Wait for Love (Is Just to Waste Your Life Away)Hal David

AKA Amour Perdu
First recorded by Jay and the Americans

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 8/31/1968 to 10/12/1968--51

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 8/24/1968 to 11/2/1968--2

1963-08-15Wives and LoversHal David

AKA Time to Get Ready for Love
Grammy nominee Song of the Year
From Wives and Lovers
First recorded by Jack Jones

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jack Jones: 11/2/1963 to 2/8/1964--14

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jack Jones: 11/23/1963 to 2/1/1964--9

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jack Jones: 10/28/1963 to 12/16/1963--28

1963-08-29Blue GuitarHal David

First recorded by Richard Chamberlain

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Richard Chamberlain:
      9/28/1963 to 11/23/1963--42

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Richard Chamberlain:
      10/26/1963 to 11/23/1963--12

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Richard Chamberlain:
      10/21/1963 to 11/19/1963--30

1963-08-29They Long to Be Close to YouHal David

AKA Close to You
(They Long to Be) Close to You
Junto a Ti

Award:
RIAA Gold Single (Carpenters)

First recorded by Richard Chamberlain

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Carpenters: 6/20/1970 to 10/17/1970--1
Jerry Butler: 1/24/1976 to 9/30/1972--91
B . T. Express: 6/13/1970 to 2/21/1976--82

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Carpenters: 9/5/1970 to 1/9/1971--6
Gwen Guthrie: 10/11/1966 to 11/29/1966--25
Carpenters: 12/8/1990 to 1/12/1991--25

1963-09-10Twenty-Four Hours from TulsaHal David

AKA Ende der Reise
Maman Cherie
First recorded by Gene Pitney

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 10/19/1963 to 1/4/1964--17

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 10/26/1963 to 12/28/1963--6

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 12/7/1963 to 4/18/1964--5

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gene Pitney: 11/4/1963 to 1/6/1964--6

1963-09-26Move Over and Make Room for MeHal David 
1963-10-25Look in My Eyes, MariaHal DavidFirst recorded by Jay and the Americans
1963-10-29Anyone Who Had a HeartHal David

AKA
Allies Ist Nun Vorbei
Ceaux Qui Ont Un Coeur
Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuore

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 12/7/1963 to 3/14/1964--23

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 1/4/1964 to 3/14/1964--2

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 12/21/1963 to 4/4/1964--6

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Cilla Black: 2/8/1964 to 6/6/1964--1
Dionne Warwick: 2/15/1964 to 3/7/1964--42
Mary May: 2/29/1964 to 3/7/1964--49

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1/20/1964 to 3/9/1964--11

1963-10-29In the Land of Make BelieveHal David

First recorded by The Drifters

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: --113

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 10/4/1969 to 11/1/1969--27

1963-11-01Who's Been Sleeping in My BedHal David

From Wives and Lovers
First recorded by Linda Scott

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Linda Scott: 1/25/1964 to 2/1/1964--100

1963-12-30And So Goodbye My LoveHal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1963-12-30Be True to YourselfHal David

First recorded by Johnny Mann

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vee: 6/22/1963 to 8/10/1963--34

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vee: 7/13/1963 to 8/3/1963--14

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Vee: 7/1/1963 to 8/19/1963--15

1963-12-30Building WallsHal David 
1963-12-30Everything Is Nothing Without YouHal David 
1963-12-30Living Without LoveHal David 
1963-12-30Lost Little GirlHal DavidFirst recorded by The Light Brothers
1963-12-30Please Make Him Love MeHal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: --81

1963-12-30Saturday SunshineHal David

First recorded by Burt Bacharach

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 7/27/1963 to 8/17/1963--93

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 6/24/1963 to 7/8/1963--44

1963-12-30That's the Way I'll Come to YouHal DavidFirst recorded by Jack Jones

RECORDING SESSIONS 1963

Burt Bacharach's first release on Kapp was "Saturday Sunshine."

Steve Alaimo: arranged, conducted and produced "A Lifetime of Loneliness."

Richard Chamberlain: conducted "They Long to Be Close to You".

Vic Damone: conducted and produced "Wives and Lovers"

Marlene Dietrich: conducted "Fur Alles Kommit Die Zeit Glaub" and "Bitte Geh Nicht Fort" that included the German version of "Message to Martha."

George Hamilton: ;roduced "Little Betty Falling Star" and "Don't Envy Me"  and conducted "Errand Of Mercy" and "Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye."

Lou Johnson: arranged and produced "Reach Out For Me" and Magic Potion."

Jack Jones: conducted "That's the Way I'll Come to You"

Gene Pitney: arranged "Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa" 

Bobby Vinton: arranged and conducted  "Blue on Blue" and "Mr. Blue"

Adam Wade: arranged and conducted "Rain From the Skies." 

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
This Empty Place
Wishin' and Hopin'
I Cry Alone
Don't Make Me Over
It's Love That Really Counts
Make the Music Play
I Smiled Yesterday
Make It Easy on Yourself
The Love of a Boy
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Please Make Him Love Me

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Get Rid Of Him

This Empty Place
Wishin' and Hopin'
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

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BURT BACHARACH: WALK ON BY 1964

"Walk on By" by Dionne Warwick released in 1964, was named one of RIAA's top selling songs of the 1960s.

Bacharach and David were asked to write the title song for the film "Robinson Crusoe On Mars." If they did write the song, it was not used. 

Burt Bacharach and Hall David appeared on May 12, 1964 at the Grammy Awards. They joined the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) later in the year.

The song "Rome Will Never Leave You" became the title of three episodes of the television show "Dr. Kildare." The song was recorded by the show's star Richard Chamberlain. The air dates were November 12, 19 and 26, 1964. 

In December 1964, Bacharach and David wrote "To Wait For Love" for Paul Anka. The single was Anka's first for Britain and the first four-color sleeve released their by Decca Records. 

Burt Bacharach in studio

Billboard December 19, 1964

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1964

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1964-01-17Accept ItHal DavidFirst recorded by Tony Orlando
1964-01-17Everyone Needs Someone to LoveHal DavidFrom Love Is Forever
First recorded by Cliff Richard
1964-01-17From Rocking Horse to Rocking ChairHal DavidFirst recorded by Paul Anka
1964-01-17Trains and Boats and PlanesHal David

AKA Frag Doch Nur Dein Herz
Quand Un Bateau Passe
First recorded by Burt Bacharach

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Billy J. Kramer: 6/26/1965 to 8/14/1965--47
Dionne Warwick: 7/2/1966 to 8/20/1966--22

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Billy J. Kramer: 7/10/1965 to 8/21/1965--10
Dionne Warwick: 7/30/1966 to 8/20/1966--37

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 5/22/1965 to 8/7/1965--4
Billy J. Kramer: 5/22/1965 to 7/17/1965--12

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 7/5/1965 to 8/23/1965--13
Dionne Warwick: 7/4/1966 to 8/1/1966--27

1964-01-27Any Old Time of the DayHal DavidAKA Chaque Instat de Chaque
First recorded by Dionne Warwick
1964-02-06I Fell in Love with Your PictureHal DavidFirst recorded by Freddie and The Dreamers
1964-03-23How Many Days of Sadness?Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1964-03-23Walk on ByHal David

AKA Oiu Va Puis Loin
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/25/1964 to 7/25/1964--6
Isaac Hayes: 8/23/1969 to 11/15/1969--30
Gloria Gaynor: 6/28/1975 to 7/5/1975--98
Average White Band: 4/14/1979 to 5/5/1979--92
Sybil: 1/27/1990 to 3/10/1990--74

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/4/1989 to 3/17/1990--6
Melissa Manchester: 10/26/1963 to 12/28/1963--6

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/2/1964 to 8/22/1964--1
Isaac Hayes: 9/27/1969 to 12/6/1969--13
Average White Band: 8/19/1989 to 6/9/1979--32
Sybil: 10/26/1963 to 11/25/1989--2

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/18/1964 to 7/25/1964--9
Stranglers: 8/12/1978 to 10/7/1978--21
Average White Band: 4/28/1979 to 6/2/1979--46
D-Train: 5/8/1982 to 6/19/1982--44
Sybil: 1/27/1990 to 3/31/1990--6
Gabrielle: 2/1/1997 to 3/29/1997--7

AUSTRIA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Gloria Gaynor: 9/15/1975 to 10/13/1975--12
Seal: 11/28/2004 to 12/12/2004--57

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/18/1964 to 7/6/1964--12

SWITZERLAND CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Seal: 11/14/2004 to 1/16/12005--46

1964-05-20Rome Will Never Leave YouHal David

From Dr. Kildare television show
First recorded by Richard Chamberlain

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Richard Chamberlain:
      12/5/1964 to 12/12/1964--99

1964-06-17Me Japanese Boy 'I Love You'Hal David

First recorded by Bobby Goldsboro

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Goldsboro: 8/8/1964 to 9/19/1964--74

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Goldsboro: 8/22/1964 to 9/12/1964--14

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Goldsboro: 8/10/1964 to 9/7/1964--31

1964-06-22House Is Not a Home (a)Hal David

AKA
Ein Haus Ist
Ahora Me Doy Cuenta La
First recorded by Brook Benton

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Brook Benton: 7/18/1964 to 9/5/1964--75
Dionne Warwick: 8/1/1964 to 9/12/1964--71

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Brook Benton: 7/25/1964 to 8/22/1964--13

1964-07-06You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)Hal David

AKA Tu N'iras Pas Au Ciel
Ich Warte Jeden Tag
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/15/1964 to 10/17/1964--34
Stylistics: 5/19/1973 to 7/28/1973--23

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Stylistics: 5/19/1973 to 7/21/1973--4

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/22/1964 to 11/7/1964--10
Stylistics: 5/26/1973 to 7/28/1973--8

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/1/1964 to 9/26/1964--20
Stylistics: 11/27/1976 to 1/29/1977--24

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 9/7/1964 to 10/19/1964--22

1964-07-23Always Something There to Remind Me (There's)Hal David

AKA
Einmal Gluechlich Sein Wie De
Toujours Un Coin
Il Mondo Nei Tuoi Occhi

First recorded by Lou Johnson

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Lou Johnson: 8/22/1964 to 10/10/1964--49
Sandie Shaw: 11/28/1964 to 1/16/1965--52
Dionne Warwick: 8/31/1968 to 10/5/1968--65
R. B. Greaves: 1/24/1970 to 3/21/1970--27
Naked Eyes: 3/12/1983 to 8/13/1983--

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
R. B. Greaves: 1/31/1970 to 3/28/1970--3
Naked Eyes: 5/28/1983 to 8/13/1983--31

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Naked Eyes: 7/23/1983 to 8/13/1983--
Tin Tin Out: 3/25/1995 to 4/29/1995--14

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Lou Johnson: 9/14/1964 to 9/24/1964--35
Naked Eyes: 5/9/1983 to 7/18/1983--10

1964-07-27Last One to Be Loved (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1964-08-05Send Me No FlowersHal David

From Send Me No Flowers
First recorded by Doris Day

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Doris Day: --134

1964-08-05Send Me No Flowers 2Hal David 
1964-09-01Forgotten MusicJack Wolf 
1964-09-02Eye of a Needle (the)Hal DavidAKA Through the Eye of a Needle
1964-09-16Fool Killer (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Gene Pitney
1964-12-04Forever Yours, I RemainHal DavidFirst recorded by Bobby Vinton

RECORDING SESSIONS 1964

Paul Anka: arranged and produced "From Rocking Horse to Rocking Chair"

Marlene Dietrich: arranged, conducted and produced the album Dietrich in London. The abum was recorded on December 12, 1964 at Queen's Theatre. He also arranged and conducted  the Marie-Marie EP, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"

Bobby Goldsboro: arranged and conducted "Me Japanese Boy I Love You" and "Everyone But Me"

Lou Johnson: Produced and arranged "It Ain't No Use". Produced, arranged and conducted "Always Something There to Remind Me," "Magic Potion" and "Kentucky Bluebird"

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Always Something There to Remind Me
Any Old Time of Day
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Shall I Tell Her
Don't Make Me Over
I Cry Alone
Getting Ready for the Heartbreak
Oh Lord What Are You Soing to Me
Any Old Time of Day
Mr. Heartbreak
Put Yourself in My Place
I Could Make You Mine
This Empty Place
Please Make Him Love Me
Walk on By
Close to You
The Last One to Be Loved
You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
A House Is Not a Home
Reach Out for Me 
You Can Have Him 
Make the Night a Little Longer

Produced the song "Unlucky" for Dionne Warwick.

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BURT BACHARACH: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW 1965

"What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon released in 1965, was named one of RIAA's top selling songs of the 1960s. The song was nominated for the Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist Or Instrumentalist at the Grammy Awards.

From January 27 through 30, Bacharach was in London recording an album.

"What's New Pussycat?" was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Song catetgory.

England had a television tribute for Burt Bacharach in April. Appearing with Bacharach were Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, the Searchers and Frankie Vaughan. The show was produced by Granada.

Bacharach starred in the British television show "The Bacharach Sound" that aired on April 14, 1965.

In May it was announced that Bacharach would write the score for the MGM motion picture "The Liquidator" however the movie was scored by Lalo Schifrin.

Bacharach's recording of "Trains and Boats and Planes" was more popular than those by Billy J. Kramer and Anita Harris in England. The interest was so great that he supported the song with radio and television appearances. On May 27 and June 10, Bacharach was a guest on "Top of the Pops" in Great Britain with "Trains and Boats and Planes".

Bacharach wrote and arranged "Me Japanese Boy I Love You" for Bobby Goldsboro. 

Bacharach went on tour with Dionne Warwick in England in the fall of 1965. Bacharach also served as the orchestra conductor. Dusty Springfield was also supposed to be on tour with them but canceled. 

Bacharach's Hit Maker album was released in December.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1965

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1965-01-01BookwormNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Boss Is Not Here (the) (All at Once It's Sunday)Max Coplet
Lotar Olias
Hal David
 
1965-01-01Catch as Catch CanNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat
1965-01-01Chateau ChantelNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Downhill And ShadyNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat
1965-01-01High Temperature, Low ResistanceNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat
1965-01-01I Never Said GoodbyeNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Pussy Cats on ParadeNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat?
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Pussycat Pussycat I Love You CuesHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1965-01-01School for AnatomyNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat?
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Stripping Really Isn't Sexy, Is It?No cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat?
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-01Walk on the Wild Wharf (a)No cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat?
Exact publication date unknown
1965-01-04Don't Say I Didn't Tell You SoHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-01-04Is There Another Way to Love You?Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-01-04Only the Strong, Only the BraveHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-01-06Long Day, Short NightHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-01-19Alma MaterMurray SchisgalFrom Luv
1965-01-19Love Cast Its ShadowMurray SchisgalFrom Luv
1965-01-19Luv CuesNo cowritersFrom Luv
1965-01-25Lookin' with My Eyes, Seein' with My HeartHal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/2/1965 to 11/27/1965--64

1965-02-08Say GoodbyeHal DavidFirst recorded by Pat Boone
1965-03-15Don't Go Breakin' My HeartHal DavidAKA Ne Me Fais Pas de Peine
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1965-03-15So Long, JohnnyHal DavidFirst recorded by Jackie DeShannon
1965-03-15What the World Needs Now Is LoveHal David

AKA Tant Que Tue Seras

Award:
Songwriter Hall of Fame Towering Song
First recorded by Jackie DeShannon

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: 5/22/1965 to 8/21/1965--7
Tom Clay: 7/10/1971 to 19/11/1971--
Dionne Warwick & Hip Hop Nation:
      8/1/1998 to 8/15/1998--87

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: 5/22/1965 to 8/21/1965--7
Tom Clay: 7/10/1971 to 19/11/1971--

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: 6/7/1965 to 8/2/1965--19

1965-05-16Eye WitnessHarry RossFirst recorded by Cliff Richard
 Made in ParisHal David

From Made in Paris
First recorded by Trini Lopez

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Trini Lopez: --113

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Trini Lopez: 2/26/1966 to 3/12/1966--36

1965-06-09Here I AmHal David

From What's New Pussycat
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/3/1965 to 8/28/1965--65

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1965--11

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1965--19

1965-06-09My Little Red BookHal David

From What's New Pussycat?
First recorded by Manfred Mann

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Manfred Mann: --124
Arthur Lee & Love: 4/30/1966 to 7/16/1966--52

1965-06-25In Between the HeartachesHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-07-06Question of LoveBob Hilliard 
1965-07-07What's New Pussycat?Hal David

From What's New Pussycat?

Award Nominations:
Golden Laurel Best Song
Oscar Best Song

First recorded by Tom Jones

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tom Jones: 6/19/1965 to 9/11/1965--3

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tom Jones: 8/14/1965 to 10/23/1965--11

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tom Jones: 6/21/1965 to 8/16/1965--14

1965-08-09Dance Mamma, Dance Pappa, DanceHal DavidAKA Tanz Bitte Nich Eimal Mit
Un Grand Bateau
First recorded by Joanne and the Streamliners
1965-11-15Are You There (with Another Girl)Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 12/11/1965 to 2/19/1966--39

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 1/1/1966 to 1/29/1966--35

1965-11-15Here, Where There Is LoveHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-11-15How Can I Hurt You?Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-11-15If I Ever Make You CryHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-11-15London LifeHal DavidFirst recorded by Anita Harris
1965-11-16Window WishingHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1965-12-13Promise Her AnythingHal David

AKA Prometele Cuaiq
From Promise Her Anything
First recorded by Tom Jones

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tom Jones: 2/19/1966 to 3/19/1966--74

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tom Jones: 2/12/1966 to 4/16/1966--11

RECORDING SESSIONS 1965

The single "Trains and Boats and Planes" by Burt Bacharach charted in Ireland. Its highest peak position was #8 on July 3, 1965. Recorded the What's New Pussycat? soundtrack. Arranged and conducted his Hit Maker! album. The was Bacharach's first solo album.

Marlene Dietrich: arranged and conducted "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?/Blowin' in the Wind" 

Jackie DeShannon: produced, arranged and conducted "So Long Johnny," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and "A Lifetime Of Loneliness"

Trini Lopez: arranged and conducted "Made In Paris"

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So
Only the Strong, Only the Brave
Unchained Melody
Who Can I Turn To
How Many Days of Sadness
Is There Another Way to Love You
Where Can I Go Without You
You Can Have Him
Wives and Lovers
Forever My Love
That's Not the Answer
Are You There (With Another Girl)
If I Ever Make You Cry

Her albums were The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick and Here I Am.

 

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BURT BACHARACH: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT 1966

Bacharach used Kenny Karen to sing on his demo recordings. One of the most famous is the demo of "Alfie."

In March, Bacharach went to London, England to record Cilla Black's version of "Alfie", a session with Jackie DeShannon, and to work on the score of "Casino Royale." He also signed with Liberty Records.

On April 18, Bacharach appeared on the Academy Awards. "Alfie" was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Song category.

"Alfie" was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Original Song category.

Dionne Warwick told Billboard in February that she was "starting to record in French, we have a restriction on cover versions. They have to be approved by Burt and Hal and the lyrics must be exactly right," In September, Dionne Warwick performed in England with Bacharach conducting a 24-piece orchestra.

"On the Flip Side" premiered on ABC Stage 67 on December 7, 1966.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1966

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1966-01-01Bird BathNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Fox in Sevalio (the)No cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Fox Is Out of the Tree (the)No cowriterFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Fox Will Not Fail (the)No cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Gold, Gold, Who's Got the GoldNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Grotta RosaNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Hot GoldNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
1966-01-01Italian FuzzNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01I've Got a PlanNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Juanita's Place MontageHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Love x 2No cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Making a Movie in SevalioNo cowritersAKA Fox in Sevalio
From After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Marriage French StyleNo cowritersFrom What's New Pussycat?
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01SomethingNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
1966-01-01Surprise EndingNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Teach MeNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Tourist TrapNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01UkeataliaNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Via Veneto (the)No cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Visiting DayNo cowritersFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Wheeler DealerNo cowritersFrom After the Fox.
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01Who's TalkingNo cowriterFrom After the Fox
Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-01World of Make BelieveNo cowritersFrom After the Fox. Exact publication date unknown
1966-01-20AlfieHal David

Award Nominations:
Golden Laurel Best Song
Oscar Best Song

Awards:
Grammy Best Instrumental Arr.

First recorded by Cilla Black

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Cher: 7/30/1966 to 9/10/1966--32
Cilla Black: 8/27/1966 to 9/17/1966--95
Dionne Warwick: 4/8/1967 to 8/5/1967--15
Eivets Rednow: 10/5/1968 to 11/16/1968--66

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Eivets Rednow: 10/5/1968 to 12/21/1968--11
Joanie Sommers: 8/6/1966 to 10/14/1966--9
Carmen McRae: 8/20/1966 to 11/30/1966--29

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 5/13/1967 to 8/5/1967--5

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Cilla Black: 4/2/1966 to 6/25/1966--9

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Cher: 8/1/1966 to 8/29/1966--26

1966-02-09Trial by JuryHal David 
1966-02-10More Time to Be with YouBob HilliardFirst recorded by Brook Benton
1966-04-01Come and Get MeHal David

First recorded by Jackie DeShannon

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: 5/28/1966 to 6/18/1966--83

1966-04-01Windows and DoorsHal David

First recorded by Jackie DeShannon

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: --108

1966-07-01Go with LoveHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1966-07-01Walkin' Backwards Down the RoadHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1966-07-07Another NightHal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK
Dionne Warwick: 12/24/1966 to 2/4/1967--49

1966-09-19Fender MenderHal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
First recorded by The Celestials
1966-09-19It Doesn't Matter AnymoreHal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
First recorded by Rick Nelson
1966-09-19Juanita's PlaceHal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1966-09-19Take a Broken HeartHal David"From On the Flip Side
First recorded by Rick Nelson
1966-09-19They Don't Give Medals to Yesterday's HeroesHal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
First recorded by Rick Nelson
1966-09-19They're Gonna Love ItHal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
First recorded by Donna Jean Young
1966-09-19Try to See It My WayHal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
First recorded by Joanie Sommers
1966-09-22After the FoxHal DavidFrom After the Fox
First recorded by Peter Sellers and The Hollies
1966-10-06W.E.E.P.Hal DavidFrom On the Flip Side
radio station jingle
1966-11-04Beginning of Loneliness (the)Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 3/18/1967 to 4/8/1967--79

1966-11-04NikkiHal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
Used as the ABC Movie of the Week theme
1966-11-14Walk, Little DollyHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1966-11-28I Say a Little PrayerHal David

AKA
Je Fais Une Priere
Digo Una Pequens Oracion
I Primi Minuti
Rezo Una Pequena Oracion

Awards:
RIAA Gold Single (Warwick)
RIAA Gold Single (Franklin)

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/21/1967 to 1/20/1968--4
Aretha Franklin: 8/17/1968 to 11/2/1968--10
Glen Campbell & Anne Murray:
      10/23/1971 to 11/27/1971--81

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Baja Marimba Band: 9/14/1968 to 11/2/1968--10
Glen Campbell & Anne Murray:
      10/23/1971 to 11/27/1971--13

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/11/1968 to 1/20/1969--8
Aretha Franklin: 8/31/1968 to 11/23/1968--3

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Aretha Franklin: 8/10/1968 to 11/16/1968--4
Bomb the Bass: 11/26/1988 to 2/4/1989--10
Diana King: 7/19/1997 to 10/6/1997--38
Diana King: 11/1/1997 to 11/29/1997--17

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 10/23/1967 to 1/1/1968--3
Aretha Franklin: 8/17/1968 to 9/28/1968--6
Diana King: 10/19/1997 to 10/26/1997--34

FRANCE CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Karine Costa: 12/8/2002 to 12/15/2002--16

SWITZERLAND CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Karine Costa: 3/8/2002 to 1/4/2003--82

RECORDING SESSIONS 1966

Conducted the soundtrack to the motion picture "After the Fox"

Cilla Black: arranged and conducted "Alfie"

Jackie DeShanon: arranged, conducted and produced "Come and Get Me" and "Windows and Doors"  in June 1966.

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Another Night
In Between the Heartaches
Here I Am
If I Ever Make You Cry
Lookin' With My Eyes
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Window Wishing
Long Day, Short Night
Are You There (With Another Girl) How Can I Hurt You
Go With Love
What the World Needs Now Is Love
I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
Here, Where There is Love
Trains and Boats and Planes
Alfie
As Long As He Needs Me
I Wish You Love
(I Never Knew) What You Were Up To
Blowing in the Wind

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Once In a Lifetime
This Little Light
I Love You Porgy
I Love Paris
I'm Your Puppet
C'est Si Bon
Message to Michael
A House Is Not a Home
Walk on By
Oh, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
The Good Life
La Vie en Rose
You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart
What I'd Say

Composed and conducted the score for the film "After the Fox."

Arranged, conducted, played piano on Cilla Black's version of "Alfie."

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BURT BACHARACH: REACH OUT 1967

Burt Bacharach toured again as Marlene Dietrich's aranger, conductor and pianist. From June 14-24, they appeared at the Montreal Expo with a 16 piece orchestra. From mid-October until November 19, 1967, Dietrich appeared at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. This time Bacharach had a 25-piece orchestra.

On February 24, 1967, U.S. ABC-TV aird "The Songmakers." a documentary about popular music. Burt Bacharach and Hal David talked about creating a song then were shown rehearsing a song with Dionne Warwick.

In March, Bacharach signed as an artist with A&M Records. Part of the agreement was that he would produce is own recordings. His first single for the label was "Bond Street?. In August he released his first album for the label, Reach Out.

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement, "Alfie." "Casino Royale" was nominated as the Best Instrumental Theme and the full socre as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Or Television Show.

"The Look Of Love" was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Song category.

Bacharach was one of 15 composers spotlighted at the "Salute to ASCAP" October, 15, 1967 in New York.

Bacharach was guest on The Merv Griffin Show on October 25, 1967.

Also in October and November, Bacharach arranged the music for and conducted a 25-piece orchestra for Marlene Dietrich's Broadway shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

On December 12, Bacharach was a guest on "The Hollywood Palace." All of the guests were A&M Records artists.

"Dream Sweet Dreamer" was written for Dionne Warwick's son David. Bacharach and David were his godfathers.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1967

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1967-01-01Big Cowboys and Indians Fight at Casino RoyaleNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
Exact publication date unknown
1967-01-01Casino Royale CuesNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
AKA
Berlin House Fight
Casino Fight
Home James and Don't Spare the Horses
1967-01-01Chiffre's Torture of the MindNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
1967-01-01Dream on James, You're WinningNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
1967-01-01Hi There Miss GoodthighsNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
1967-01-01Home James, Don't Spare The HorsesNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
AKA Berlin House
Casino Royale cues
1967-01-01Jour Attend Que VienneHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1967-01-01Jours Apres JourHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1967-01-01Let the Love Come ThroughHal DavidAKA Flying Saucer/First Stop Berlin
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Roland Shaw
1967-01-01Little French BoyNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
Exact publication date unknown
1967-01-01Look of Love (the)Hal David

AKA:
Mirada de Amor
Yeux de L'Amour
From Casino Royale

Awards:
Nominee Oscar Best Song

Exact publication date unknown

First recorded by Dusty Springfield

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 7/22/1967 to 11/4/1967--22
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66:
      5/11/1968 to 8/17/1968--4
Isaac Hayes: 2/13/1971 to 3/20/1971--79

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dusty Springfield: 10/7/1967 to 10/21/1967--31
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66:
      5/4/1968 to 9/7/1968--2
Diana Krall: 12/8/2001 to 2/9/2002--22

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66:
      5/27/1968 to 1/18/1969--9

1967-01-01Moneypenny Goes for BrokeNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1967-01-01Sir James' Trip to Find MataNo cowritersFrom Casino Royale
Exact publication date unknown
1967-01-01Venerable Sir James Bond (the)No cowritersFrom Casino Royale
Exact publication date unknown
1967-01-04Don't Count the DaysHal DavidFirst recorded by Marilyn Michaels
1967-03-27Bond StreetNo cowritersInstrumental
From Casino Royale
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1967-04-24LisaHal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1967-04-24Live AgainHal DavidFirst recorded by Irma Thomas
1967-04-24One Less Bell to AnswerHal David

RIAA Gold Single (5th Dim.)

First recorded by Keely Smith

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Fifth Dimension: 10/24/1970 to 3/6/1971--2

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Fifth Dimension: 10/24/1970 to 2/13/1971--1
Rosemary Clooney: 5/25/1968 to 6/29/1968--34

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Fifth Dimension: 11/28/1970 to 3/6/1971--4

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Fifth Dimension: 11/28/1970 to 1/23/1971--3

1967-04-27Windows of the World (the)Hal David

AKA Ventanas Del Mundo Las

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/29/1967 to 9/30/1967--32

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 9/2/1967 to 9/30/1967--32

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 9/2/1967 to 10/26/1967--27

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/14/1967 to 9/18/1967--27

1967-06-15He Who LovesHal DavidFirst recorded by Lenny Welch
1967-06-15Love Was Here Before the StarsHal DavidFirst recorded by Brian Foley
1967-06-15This Guy's in Love with YouHal David

AKA
This Girl's in Love with You
O Oui Je Suis Bien
Esa Chica Enamorada de Ti

Awards:
RIAA Gold Single (Alpert)

First recorded by Herb Alpert

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 5/18/1968 to 8/24/1968--1
Dionne Warwick: 2/1/1969 to 2/25/1969--7

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 5/18/1968 to 9/14/1968--1
Dionne Warwick: 2/8/1969 to 5/3/1969--2
Eydie Gorme: 8/3/1968 to 9/14/1968--22
Tony Mottola: 8/3/1968 to 9/21/1968--22

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 3/19/1969 to 5/3/1969--7

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 7/6/1968 to 10/26/1968--3
Herb Alpert: 3/29/1969 to 4/5/1969--46
Herb Alpert: 4/12/1969 to 4/19/1969--49
Herb Alpert: 5/10/1969 to 5/17/1969--50

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert: 5/20/1968 to 7/8/1968--1
Dionne Warwick: 2/15/1969 to 3/1/1969--10

1967-06-15Where Would I Go?Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1967-07-06As Long as There's an Apple TreeHal DavidAKA T'ant Qui'il Y Aura Des Fleu
First recorded by Dionne Warwick
1967-07-06Who Is Gonna Love Me?Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/24/1968 to 10/26/1968--33

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/24/1968 to 11/9/1968--4

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 8/17/1968 to 10/5/1968--16

1967-07-06You Can't Build HappinessHal David 
1967-07-13Casino RoyaleHal David

From Casino Royale
First recorded by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert & TJB: 4/8/1967 to 6/10/1967--27

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert & TJB: 4/15/1967 to 7/29/1967--1

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Herb Alpert & TJB: 4/29/1967 to 8/5/1967--27

1967-07-18Let Me Be LonelyHal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 6/8/1968 to 7/13/1968--71

1967-07-28Do You Know the Way to San Jose?Hal David

AKA
Chemin de San Jose
Hoy For Fin Regresso a San Jose
Strada Per San Jose
Route du Bo

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/13/1968 to 7/6/1968--10

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/20/1968 to 7/20/1968--4

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/11/1968 to 6/29/1968--23

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/18/1968 to 7/27/1968--8

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/1/1968 to 5/27/1968--2

1967-07-28Dream, Sweet DreamerHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1967-11-30Sinner's Devotion (a)Bob HilliardFirst recorded by Tammi Terrell

RECORDING SESSIONS 1967

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Alfie
As Long As There's an Apple Tree
I Say a Little Prayer
Walk, Little Dolly
The Beginning of Loneliness
Another Night
The Windows of the World
Always Something There to Remind Me
Somewhere
You're Gonna Hear From Me
Love
What's Good About Goodbye

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Summertime
You'll Never Walk Alone
My Favorite Things
Something Wonderful
One Hand, One Heart (With These Hands)
The Way You Look Tonight
He Loves Me
I Believe in You
Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Dedicato All'Amore

Her albums were Here Where This Love and On Stage and in the Movies.

Arranged, conducted and produced his first album for A&M Records, Reach Out.

Composed and conducted the Casino Royale soundtrack.

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BURT BACHARACH: PROMISES, PROMISES 1968

On March 16, Reach Out was at #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Jazz LP's chart.

Released his Make It Easy on Yourself album and the single "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle/What the World Needs Now Is Love."

RIAA gold single for "This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert. The single was Bacharach's first No. 1 on the billboard Hot 100 chart.

On May 9, Bacharach was a guest on "The Dick Cavett Show."
Bacharach was a guest on The Mike Douglas Show on July 5 and 10, 1968.

Bacharach appeared on The Joey Bishop Show on August 9, 1968.

By November 22 artists had recorded songs from the "Promises, Promises" score--all before the show made its Broadway debut.

"Promises, Promises"  opened on Broadway at the Schubert Theater on December 1. Reviews said:
        "The Burt Bacharach music excitingly reflects today rather than the day before yesterday."--Clive Barnes, New York Times
        "Songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David which sound like pop records, which they will be doubtless in due time."--John Chapman, New York News
        "A brilliant modernistic score by Burt Bacharach, bright lyrics by Hal Dayid."--Richard Watts, New York Post

The original cast album was recorded on December 8, 1968. The album was released the next week in time for Christmas sales. Tim Wheeler was the music conductor for the Broadway production.

Bacharach was guest on The Merv Griffin Show on December 18, 1968.

The French music publisher Editions Tutti attained the rights for Bacharach and David's Blue Seas and Jac Music catalog. In the U.K., they were subpublished by Franklin Boyd. Bacharach and David's Blue Jac Productions was located at 15 E. 48th Street, New York, NY.

Dionne Warwick: I Say a Little Prayer RIAA gold single

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1968

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1968-01-01OvertureNo cowritersFrom Promises, Promises
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Promises, Promises cast
1968-02-09Christmas DayHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Promises, Promises cast
1968-02-09Half as Big as LifeHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach
1968-02-09Let's Pretend We're GrownupHal DavidWritten for Promises, Promises
First recorded by Rose Marie Jun and Burt Bacharach
1968-02-09Loyal Resourceful and CooperativeHal David 
1968-02-09Promises, PromisesHal David

AKA
Don't Make Promises
Promesse
From Promises, Promises

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/2/1968 to 1/4/1969--19

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/9/1968 to 1/25/1969--7
Naked Eyes: 8/13/1983 to 12/3/1983--19

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 11/2/1968 to 12/7/1968--11

1968-02-09She Likes BasketballHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach
1968-02-09What Am I Doing Here?Hal DavidWritten for Promises, Promises
First recorded by Rose Marie Jun and Burt Bacharach
1968-02-09Where Can You Take a Girl?Hal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Promises, Promises cast
1968-02-09Whoever You Are, I Love YouHal David

From Promises, Promises
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: --19

1968-02-09You'll Think of SomeoneHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach & Jill O'Hara
1968-02-09Young Pretty Girl Like You (a)Hal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach & A. Larry Haines
1968-03-15UpstairsHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach
1968-07-16Tick Tock Goes the ClockHal DavidWritten for Promises, Promises
First recorded by Rose Marie Jun and Burt Bacharach
1968-10-02Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing (a)Hal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach & Marian Mercer
1968-10-02Hot FoodHal David 
1968-10-02It's Turkey Lurkey TimeHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Promises, Promises cast
1968-10-02Knowing When to LeaveHal David

AKA Go While the Going Is Good
From Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jill O'Hara

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Michelle Lee: 12/14/1968 to 1/18/1969--35

1968-10-02Wanting ThingsHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Dionne Warwick
1968-10-30In the Right Kind of LightHal David 
1968-12-12I'll Never Fall in Love AgainHal David

AKA
Ne Me Parlez Plus de L'Amor
Je N'Aimerai Plus Jamais
No Non Mi Innamoro Piu
Liebe Ist

From Promises, Promises

First recorded by Jerry Orbach & Jill O'Hara

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 7/5/1969 to 7/19/1969--93
Dionne Warwick: 12/27/1969 to 3/14/1970--6

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 5/31/1969 to 8/2/1969--18
Dionne Warwick: 1/13/1970 to 3/21/1970--1
Johnny Mathis: 5/17/1969 to 6/7/1969--35

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1/17/1970 to 2/28/1970--17

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Gentry: 8/30/1969 to 1/10/1970--1
Deacon Blue: 8/25/1990 to 10/27/1990--2

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 1/3/1970 to 2/21/1970--3
Tom Jones: 9/11/1967 to 11/27/1967--2
Tom Jones: 9/6/1969 to 10/18.1969--4

NORWAY CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Gentry: --5

1968-12-12It's Our Little SecretHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Jerry Orbach & Edward Winter
1968-12-12Phone CallsHal David 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1968

Herb Alpert: arranged and conducted "This Guy's In Love With You"

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Promises, Promises
This Girl's in Love with You
Who Is Gonna Love Me
Whoever You Are, I Love You
As Long As There's an Apple Tree
Let Me Be Lonely
Where Would I Go
Walking Backwards Down the Road

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Little Green Apples
Where Is Love
Where Am I Going
Lonely in My Heart
Yesterday I Heard the Rain
Wanting Things
Up, Up and Away
You're My World
Valley of the Dolls Theme
For the Rest of My Life

Her albums were Promises, Promises and Valley of the Dolls.

Arranged the single "This Guy's in Love with You" by Herb Alpert.
Arranged, conducted and produced Jackie DeShannon's "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

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BURT BACHARACH: RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD 1969

Academy Awards:
       Best Song from a Motion Picture, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head."
       Best Score from a Motion Picture Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,

Grammy Awards:
        Best Original Score from a Motion Picture, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
        Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album, Promises, Promises.
        "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" was nominated for Song Of the Year 
        "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" as Best Contemporary Song.

Golden Globe Awards:
        Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid won  Best Original Score. 
        "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" was nominated in the Best Original Song category.

Bacharach and David recieved the NARM Presidential Achievement Award because their ongs generated so many record sales.

"The Look Of Love" was ASCAP's No. 1 Love Song of the 1960s.

Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, Promises, Promises.

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music Promises, Promises.

Bacharach and David were the honored for creative achievement at the Music and Performing Artis Lodge B'nai Brith in New York.

Hal David originally offered "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" to Ray Stevens. Stevens turned it down to work on Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down."

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by B. J. Thomas released in 1969, was named one of RIAA's top selling songs of the 1960s. The version in the film was not used on the single or album. B. J. Thomas had laryngitis on the date that the film version was recorded.

In mid-January, Bacharach worked on the master of "This Girl's In Love With You" by Dionne Warwick.

On June 27, the original cast album of Promises, Promises was released in England. Also on that date, A&M issued a 4-song EP in Great Britain titled I"ll Never Fall In Love Again" and the Make It Easy On Yourself album. The show was expected to open on the London stage in the fall. 

His Make It Easy On Yourself album was releaed in July 1969.

Bacharach appeared on The David Frost Show on August 19, 1969.

On November 19, 1969 Bacharach hosted Kraft Music Hall.
Bacharach was a guest on Della! (Della Reese) on December 3, 1969.

In London, a West End Production of Promises, Promises opened starring Tony Roberts and Betty Buckley.

The "Bacharach/David Songbook" and "Dionne Warwick Sings Bacharach/David" were on  Billboard's Best Selling Sheet Music chart on February 1, 1969. The "Bacharach/David Songbook--All Organ" was among Billboard's Best Selling Folios for organ music. It was also on the best selling folios for vocal collection chart.

Marlene Dietrich returned to Broadway on October 4. Bacharach provided the arrangements but did not conduct the orchestra.

On December 14 and 15 Bacharach and David produced a recording session for B. J. Thomas.

In August, Hansen Publications became the U.S. music publisher for all of the Bacharach-David sheet music and music books.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1969

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1969-01-01April Fools Cues (the)No cowritersFrom The April Fools
Exact publication date unknown
1969-01-01Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 69 CuesNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
1969-01-01Come Touch the SunNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-01-01Not Goin' Home AnymoreNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
1969-01-01Old Fun City (N.Y. Sequence) (the)No cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-01-01On a Bicycle Built for JoyNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-01-01South American GetawayNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-04-08Odds and Ends (of a Beautiful Love Affair)Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/26/1969 to 9/20/1969--43

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/26/1969 to 10/4/1969--7
Johnny Mathis: 3/21/1970 to 4/11/1970--30

1969-04-22Wouldn't That Be a Stroke of Luck?Hal David 
1969-05-19Pacific Coast HighwayNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-05-29I'm a Better Man (for Having Loved You)Hal David

First recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Engelbert Humperdinck:
      8/23/1969 to 10/11/1969--38

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Engelbert Humperdinck:
      8/23/1969 to 11/8/1969--6

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Engelbert Humperdinck:
      8/9/1969 to 11/8/1969--15

1969-05-29Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets)Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Liz Damon's Orient Express:
      1/15/1972 to 2/12/1972--29

1969-05-29Wine Is Young (Our Dreams Are Old) (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1969-06-13She's Gone AwayNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1969-08-24Grapes of Roth (the)No cowritersFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Promises, Promises cast
1969-09-18How Does a Man Become a Puppet?Hal DavidFirst recorded by Ed Ames
1969-09-18Raindrops Keep Falling on My HeadHal David

AKA
Toute la Pluie Tombe Sur
Wenn Ich Die Regentropfen
Gotar de Llavia Sobre Me Cabez
Gocce de Pioggia Su Di Me

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Awards:
Nominee Golden Globe Best Original Song
Academy Award Best Song
ASCAP Award Most Performed Feature Film Standard
RIAA Gold Single (Thomas)

First recorded by B. J. Thomas

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 11/1/1969 to 4/4/1970--1

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 8/30/2003 to 1/31/2004--1

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- 
Barbara Mason: 6/6/1970 to 6/20/1970--38

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Bobby Gentry: 2/21/1970 to 3/14/1970--40
B. J. Thomas: 2/21/1970 to 11/29/203--38
B. J. Thomas: 5/2/1970 to 5/9/1970--49
Sasha Distel: 1/10/1970 to 1/17/1970--50
Sasha Distel: 1/24/1970 to 6/13/1970--10
Sasha Distel: 6/27/1970 to 7/25/1970--43
Sasha Distel: 8/1/1970 to 8/8/1970--47
Sasha Distel: 8/15/1970 to 8/22/1970--44

AUSTRIA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 3/15/1970 to 6/15/1970--11

NORWAY CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: --1

1969-09-23April Fools (the)Hal David

AKA Folie D'Avril
From The April Fools
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/17/1969 to 7/5/1969--37

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/24/1969 to 7/26/1969--2

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 5/31/1969 to 7/5/1969--33
Aretha Franklin: 7/29/1972 to 8/5/1972--

1969-12-04Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidNo cowritersFrom Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1969-12-15Let Me Go to HimHal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/18/1970 to 6/6/1970--32

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 4/25/1970 to 6/20/1970--5

1969-12-15Paper MacheHal David

AKA Forse Dormirei
First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/11/1970 to 8/29/1970--43

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 7/11/1970 to 9/12/1970--6

1969-12-23Sundance Kid (the) (Theme)No cowritersAKA Ich Liebe Dich Greta
From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
First recorded by Burt Bacharach

RECORDING SESSIONS 1969

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
The April Fools
Odds and Ends

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
People Got to Be Free
You're All I Need to Get By
Dream Sweet Dreamer 
I'll Never Fall In Love Again 
This Girl's In Love With You

Arranged, conducted and produced his second album for A&M Records, Make It Easy on Yourself.

Composed, arranged and conducted the soundtrack for Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. He also arranged and produced the single of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" by B. J. Thomas.

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1971       1972       1973       1974       1975       1976       1977       1978       1979      

BURT BACHARACH: CLOSE TO YOU 1970

Bacharach had his second and third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles with B. J. Thomas and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and the Carpenters "Close to You." The year 1970 was also the best Bacharach and David had on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition to these two songs, The 5th Dimension's "One Less Bell to Answer" and Dionne Warwick's "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" both reached the top 10 songs and "Never Fall In Love Again:" was Dionne's last top 30 hit with a song written by Bacharach and David.. 

Burt Bacharach, Gil Friesen RIAA gold

Billboard August 1, 1970

Emmy Award nomination, "The Sound Of Burt Bacharach" in the Outstanding Variety or Musical Program--Variety and Popular Music.

Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick performed at the NARM Scholarship Foundation awards in March 1970 backed by a 32-piece orchestra. This was the first time they had worked together in concert.

In March, Bacharach and David agreed to have CBS International's music publishing companies handle subpublishing in Latin America, Holland, Israel, and Japan.

"Promises, Promises" opened in West Berlin, Germany. Lyrics were in German and the recording on Liberty/United Artists. Also for the German market was Heidi Bruchi's recording of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head." 

On April 30, Bacharach and David went to Dionne Warwick's concert at the Copacabana in New York.

On May 22, 1970, the Bacharach episode of Kraft Music Hall was rerun on television.

On May 16, Bacharach appeared at the SHARE Boomtown 70 at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

Bacharach told Billboard about the song "They Long to Be Close to You," "It was a dead horse that suddenly got up and won the race to the wire." (Billboard, July 25, 1970)

Carpenters: Close to You RIAA gold single

Dinah Shore began her daytime show "Dinah's Place on August 3, 1970. Bacharach was one of the guests during the show's first week.

Country artist Eddy Arnold had Bacharach and David write material for him. 

In Australia, Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits averaged a gold record for the three consecutive weeks before Christmas.

Billboard ranked the team of Bacharach and David as its ninth of Top 10 Producers in its analysis of Hot 100 Chart Action. Five of their singles charted in 1970.

The production team of Bacharach and David were ranked #9 by having 1.4 percent of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart action by placing five songs on the chart. 

Golden Globe for Best Original Score from a Motion Picture, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 
Laurel Award Music Man for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Bacharach hosted The Hollywood Palace on January 10, 1970.
On January 16, Bacharach was a guest on "The Dick Cavett Show."
Bacharach appeared on the Academy Awards on April 7, 1970. He performed "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again." 
Bacharach and David presented the Entertainer of the Year Award at the Cue Magazine Awards.


Bacharach hosted Kraft Music Hall on June 16 and July 29, 1970.
Burt was a guest on This Is Tom Jones on September 25, 1970.

Between January 1962 and December 1970, Bacharach and David had 21 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

One Less Bell to Answer RIAA gold single

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1970

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1970-01-01Come Home to LoveHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1970-01-01Regen Falit Heute Auf Die WeltHal David
Heidi Bruhl
Exact publication date unknown
1970-01-12Across the River, Round the BendHal David 
1970-01-12Everybody's Out of TownHal David

First recorded by B. J. Thomas

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 3/28/1970 to 5/30/1970--26

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 4/11/1970 to 6/6/1970--3

1970-01-12Hasbrook HeightsHal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1970-01-12Three Important ThingsHal David 
1970-01-22Send My Picture to Scranton, PAHal DavidFirst recorded by B. J. Thomas
1970-02-13Where There's a Heartache (There Must Be a Heart)Hal DavidAKA Etta's Theme
From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
First recorded by The Sandpipers
1970-07-31Beads and Boots and a Green and Yellow BlanketHal David 
1970-07-31Ten Times Forever MoreHal David

First recorded by Johnny Mathis

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Johnny Mathis: 3/6/1971 to 3/20/1971--32

1970-07-31Very First Person I Met (in California) (the)Hal David 
1970-07-31Walk the Way You TalkHal David 
1970-07-31Who Gets the Girl?Hal David

First recorded by Dionne Warwick

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 3/20/1971 to 4/24/1971--57

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick: 3/20/1971 to 5/8/1971--6

1970-08-05Hurtin' Kid (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1970-12-28My Rock and FoundationHal DavidFirst recorded by Peggy Lee

 

Here Where There Is Love RIAA gold album

RECORDING SESSIONS 1970

Produced and arranged "Everybody's Out of Town" and "Send My Picture to Scramton PA" by B. J. Thomas.

Arranged, conducted and produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Check Out Time
The Green Grass Starts to Grow
They Don't Give Medals to Yesterday's Heroes
Walk the Way You Talk
Make It Easy on Yourself
Paper Mache
The Wine Is Young

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
The Wine Is Young
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets
Something
Paper Mache
Knowing When to Leave
Let Me Go to Him
Didn't We
My Way
We've Only Just Begun
Here's That Rainy Day

Her album was Very Dionne.

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BURT BACHARACH: SOMETHING BIG 1971

From May 1 through 8 Bacharach played concerts in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The May 1 concert at the Budokan was recorded and televised in Japan. Bacharach brought four female vocalists, plus 18 brass, rhythm and percussion players on tour. They were joined by 16 members of the Tokyo Royal Pops Orchestra. Tickets for the Tokyo concert ranged from $4.17 to $9.72. The concert tour resulted in the first live album by Bacharach In Concert.

A&M Records released the self-titled album and single "All Kinds Of People." 

As of January 16, 1971, the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid soundtrack had spent 60 weeks on Billboard's Top Album Chart.

In February A&M Records announced it would promote the Burt Bacharach album in conjunction with the new Bacharach TV special. The TV special aired on March 24 with Barbra Streisand, Tom Jones and Rudolh Nuryev as guests.  A&M rad ads in major publications, record distributor ads, radio spots and a Billboard on Sunset Strip in Hollywood.

Asquith Award for Film Music Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Emmy Awards:
        "Singer Presents Burt Bacharach" won Outstanding Single Program Variety or Musical--Variety and Popular Music
        "Another Evening With Burt Bacharach" nominated in the same category.

Bacharach was a presenter at the 1971 Grammy Awards.

Recorded in August 1971 "Long Ago Tomorrow" was a Best Original Song nominee at the Golden Globe Awards. It was also a Grammy Nominee for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist

In December, Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits sold an "average of a gold record a week" for three weeks in Australia.

NARM's Top Selling Orchestra Award.

Burt Bacharach self titled album RIAA gold certification

Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety or Music, Variety and Popular Music, Singer Presents Burt Bacharach.

Bacharach won the Billboard Number One Award for the top album of 1971 by an instrumentalist.

A&M Canada promoted Burt Bacharach on Ontario radio with Burt Bacharach weekends.

In 1971, Scepter Records paid Blue Jac Productions $339,000 in royalties dating back to 1963 for Dionne Warwick's recordings. These were for the U.S. recordings only. The foreign royalties were to be settled separately at a later date. Shortly after the settlement, In August, Warwick began recording on the Warner Brothers label with Bacharach and David producing.

As part of Hansen's music publishing deal with Kultura, Bacharach-David songs would be available in Hungary.

Burt Bacharach 1971

Billboard September 11, 1971

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1971

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1971-01-14All Kinds of PeopleHal David

First recorded by Burt Bacharach

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 1/30/1971 to 2/13/1971--18

1971-01-18Be AwareHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1971-04-28Check Out TimeHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1971-06-14And the People Were With HerNo cowritersAKA
And the People Were with Me
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1971-06-14FreefallNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1971-09-15Long Ago TomorrowHal David

From Long Ago Tomorrow
First recorded by B. J. Thomas

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 11/6/1971 to 12/25/1971--61

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
B. J. Thomas: 11/6/1971 to 12/25/1971--13

1971-09-15Something BigHal David

From Something Big
First recorded by Mark Lindsay

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Burt Bacharach: 1/19/1974 to 1/26/1974--50
Mark Lindsay: 12/18/1971 to 1/15/1972--36

RECORDING SESSIONS 1971

B. J. Thomas: arranged, produced conducted "Long Ago Tomorrow"

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
He's Moving On (Theme from The Love Machine)
Amanda 
Who Get's the Guy

Produced, arranged, conducted and played piano on his self-titled A&M album.

Performed on Delaney & Bonnie's Genesis album on "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

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BURT BACHARACH: IF YOU NEVER SAY GOODBYE 1972

Burt Bacharach was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

The score to "Lost Horizon" was finished by August 1972 and being used to sell the movie before it was released. Release was scheduled for Easter 1973.  Screen Gems made a demo disc and lead sheets that were sent to producers and artists. The film's producer Ross Hunter told Billboard, "We didn't throw out any of the Bacharach-David songs, which is very unusual. All 11 that they submitted are being used in the film, as opposed to the usual 10-to-1 ration in most scores. Bur, of course, they spent five months getting those songs just right....I asked Burt for something more comfortable than typical Bacharach melodies, songs the people could hum even before they come into the theatre. And he delivered."  (Billboard, September 9, 1972) 

Diamond P Productions created a 12-hour radio documentary "The Bacharach Bio." Produced by Philip Brown, it was the first radio documentary by the company and it was sent to 150 markets. Bacharach agreed to and participated in the production.

Bacharach was NARM's best selling orchestra and/or instrumentalist.

Burt Bacharach TV special on ABC-TV on April 23. Isaac Hayes and Rex Harrison were the guests.

Scepter Records released a compilation album "A Tribute to Burt Bacharach Composer, Arranger, Conductor" with his greatest hits performed by the artists who had hits with them.

"Promises, Promises" was on a national tour.

Capitol Records released a quadrophonic vinyl album and 8-track tape titled "Great Songs Of Bacharach and David."

Distribution of Bacharach's sheet music in Canada was through a deal Hansen Publications made with Chappell & Co. In Scandinavia their music was represented by Air Music.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1972

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1972-01-01Lost Horizon CuesNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1972-03-07I Just Have to BreatheHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1972-03-14Balance of Nature (the)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1972-03-14If You Never Say GoodbyeHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1972-03-16Lost HorizonHal David

From Lost Horizon
First recorded by Shawn Phillips

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shawn Phillips: 2/10/1973 to 3/24/1973--63

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shawn Phillips: 2/24/1973 to 3/31/1973--20

1972-07-05ReflectionsHal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Sally Kellerman
1972-10-20World Is a Circle (the)Hal DavidAKA Mondo E Un Grain Cherchio
From Lost Horizon
First recorded by Diana Lee and Bobby Van
1972-12-26Living Together, Growing TogetherHal David

From Lost Horizon
First recorded by James Shigeta and Chorus

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
5th Dimension: 1/6/1973 to 3/10/1973--32

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
5th Dimension: 1/13/1973 to 3/17/1973--5

 
Burt Bacharach US promotional poster

 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1972

Arranged, conducted and produced I Just Have to Breathe, The Balance of Nature, If You Never Say Goodbye and Be Aware for Dionne Warwick.

Produced Shawn Phillips single "Lost Horizon."

Produced these songs for Dionne Warwick:
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Somebody Bigger Than You and I
Grace
People Get Ready
Steal Away
Jesus Will
Summertime
You'll Never Walk Alone
Unchained Melody
Reach Out and Touch/All Kinds of People
Macarthur Park
To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Give a Damn
This Little Light
Slaves
People Got to Be Free
The Love of My Man
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Hurts So Bad
The Weight
Our Ages or Our Hearts
You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Someday We'll Be Together
We Can Work It Out
If You Let Me Make Love to You Then Why Can't I Touch You
I'm Your Puppet
Stand
Games People Play
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
You're All I Need to Get By
Everyday People
Close to You
My First Night Alone Withoug You
Love Song
One Less Bell to Answer
If We Only Have Love
Hasbrook Heights

Her album was titled Dionne.

 

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BURT BACHARACH: LOST HORIZON 1973

Screen Gems-Columbia Music published the Lost Horizon music book with all 11 songs in the film's score.

The 12-hour radio documentary "Burt Bacharach Bio" was released in April.

Bacharach was NARM's winner for best selling orchestra.

In November Bacharach's Living Together album was released on A&M Records. A&M also released the first U.S.greatest hits album by Bacharach. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1973

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1973-01-01Arrival In Shangri-La/Sally Attempts SuicideNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Avalanche (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Conway And Chang Tour Shangri-LaNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Crash (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Dinner With ChangNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01End TitleNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Funeral ProcessionNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01George And MariaNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01High Lama (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Hijacking (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Himalayan TrekNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Introduction to Lost HorizonNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Library (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
1973-01-01Mystery of Maria/Departure (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Refueling in the DesertNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Rescue Party (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Return to High LamaNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Sally And To-Leen/Richard Meets CatherineNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Truce Is Over (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Truth Revealed/Richard Recovered (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-01-01Valley of the Blue MoonNo cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1973-02-08Question Me an AnswerHal DavidAKA Fammi La Domanda
From Lost Horizon
1973-02-22I Come to YouHal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Peter Finch, Jerry Hutman, Diana Lee
1973-02-22I Might Frighten Her AwayHal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Jerry Hutman and Diana Lee
1973-02-22If I Could Go BackHal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Jerry Hutman
1973-02-22Share the JoyHal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Andrea Willis
1973-02-22Things I Will Not Miss (the)Hal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Sally Kellerman and Andrea Willis
1973-02-22Thinkin' BoutchuHal David
Calvin Broadus
Devin Copeland
Exact publication date unknown
1973-02-22Where Knowledge Ends (Faith Begins)Hal DavidFrom Lost Horizon
First recorded by Diana Lee
1973-10-23Monterey PeninsulaNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach

RECORDING SESSIONS 1973

Composed, orchestrated and conducted the soundtrack for the motion picture "Lost Horizon."

Produced, arranged, conducted and played the piano on his Living Together album.

Arranged the strings for "I Might Frighten Her Away" for the album You Smile--the Song Begins by Herb Alpert and the T.J.B.

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BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SETLIST 1973

This setlist was performed at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds in August 1973.

I Say a Little Prayer
One Less Bell to Answer
Walk On By
Come Touch the Sun
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
The Look of Love
Bond Street
This Guy's in Love with You
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
The World Is a Circle
Living Together, Growing Together
If I Could Go Back
Question Me An Answer
They Long to Be Close to You
Reach Out for Me
Alfie
What the World Needs Now Is Love
The World Is a Circle
Promises, Promises

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BURT BACHARACH: SECONDS 1974

Bacharach served as a presenter on the Academy Awards on April 2, 1974.

On April 5, Bacharach was a guest on "The Mike Douglas Show."

Announcement made that Bacharach was adapting the score so "Promises, Promises" could be made into a film.

Quietly reported that Bacharach and David were both writing song with different collaborators. 

On December 7, Burt Bacharach's Greatest Hits was at 203 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Top LPs.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1974

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1974-03-20And Then She Walked Right Through the DoorNeil Simon 
1974-03-20And Then You Know What He Did?Bobby Russell 
1974-03-20Everything I NeedBobby Russell 
1974-03-20Plastic CityBobby Russell 
1974-03-20Saint PaulBobby Russell 
1974-03-20SecondsNeil SimonFirst recorded by Gladys Knight and The Pips
1974-03-20UsBobby RussellFirst recorded by Tom Jones
1974-03-24Peaches Don't Grow on a Cherry TreeBobby Russell 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1974

Arranged, conducted, played the piano and produced his Burt Bacharach in Concert album for A&M Records.

Arranged and produced "Seconds" with Gladys Knight and the Pips for their I Feel a Song album.

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BURT BACHARACH: I TOOK MY STRENGTH FROM YOU 1975

On May 29 Bacharach received The Third Street Music Settlement's Award for musical achievements.

Bacharach was guest on The Merv Griffin Show on June 6, 1975.

Bacharach and David opened a music publishing office in Los Angeles.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1975

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1975-01-01CharlieBobby RussellExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Bobby Vinton
1975-01-01Waterway (the)No cowritersFrom Lost Horizon
Exact publication date unknown
1975-09-18All the Way to ParadiseHal DavidAKA All the Way
First recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12Before You Leave MeHal David 
1975-11-12I See Things Differently NowHal David 
1975-11-12I See You for the First TimeHal DavidFirst recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12I Took My Strength from You (I Had None)Hal DavidFirst recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12I'd Still Be A FoolHal David 
1975-11-12If You Can Learn How to CryHal DavidFirst recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12Living on PlasticHal DavidFirst recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12No One Remembers My NameHal DavidFirst recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12Please Let GoHal DavidAKA All the Way
First recorded by Stephanie Mills
1975-11-12Way I Feel About You (the)Hal David 

 

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 1975

Produced Stephanie Mills album For the First Time.

Co-produced Bobby Russell's recording of "Little Boxes."

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BURT BACHARACH: WE SHOULD HAVE MET SOONER 1976

Bacharach served as a presenter on the Academy Awards on March 29, 1976.
Bacharach was guest on The Merv Griffin Show on April 30, 1976.

As he often did, Bacharach began debuting "No One Remembers My Name" and "Seconds" in concert. The songs were released the next year on his Futures album. Tours early in the year were with Joel Gray and later in the year with Anthony Newley.

Bacharach had some recording dates for his next album at A&R Studios in New York during September 1976.

In December it was announced that through an arbitration decision, Scepter Records had to return all of Dionne Warwick's master tapes from 1962 through 1972 to Blue Jac Productions. Scepter was also ordered to pay $430,602.29--for accounting procedure problems relating to royalties dating back to 1969. Scepter filed for bankruptcy earlier in the year. (Billboard, December 16, 1976)

"Tower Of Strength" was an ASCAP country music award winner.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1976

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1976-08-23NightNorman Gimbel 
1976-08-23Time and TendernessNorman GimbelFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1976-09-13We Should Have Met SoonerJames KavanaughFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1976-09-13Young Grow Younger Every Day (the)James KavanaughFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach

RECORDING SESSIONS 1976

Produced Stephanie Mills' For the First Time album. The album consisted of ten Bacharach songs.

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BURT BACHARACH: FUTURES 1977

In February it was announced that Blue Jac Productions brought charges against Springboard International, Inc. and Springboard International Records, Inc. for $19 million. Springboard bought part of the Scepter catalog in 1974. In the same year, Scepter was ordered to return all of Warwick's master tapes to Blue Jac Productions. However. The charges included that Springboard continued to manufacture and distribute Dionne Warwick recordings after Scepter no longer had rights to them and did so without permission, and that Springboard used Bacharach and David's names without consent thereby violating their right to privacy. 

A&M Records released the album Futures.

Almo Publications signed Bacharach and David around July. The agreement included new songs and catalog songs published by Blue Seas Music, Jac Music, Casa David Music and New Hidden Valley Music. 

Bacharach was guest on The Merv Griffin Show on February 14, 1977.
Bacharach was a guest on "Dinah!" (Dinah Shore) on February 22, 1977.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1977

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1977-01-01Another Spring Will RiseNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
AKA Last Ride
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1977-01-01Music for LifeB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
1977-01-01When You Bring Your Sweet Love to MeNorman GimbelExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1977-01-21FuturesNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1977-01-27Where Are YouNorman GimbelFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach

RECORDING SESSIONS 1977

Bacharach composed, arranged, played keyboards and produced his Futures album. He also recorded the Self-Portrait interview album for radio to promote Futures.

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BURT BACHARACH: LOOKING BACK OVER MY SHOULDER 1978

Burt Bacharach & Hal David Official Biography by Almo Publications

In concert, Bacharach sometimes included "Monterey Peninsula," "Come Touch the Sun" and "The Old Fun City."

Burt Bacharach again toured with Anthony Newley,

Burt Bacharach recording Woman album

Billboard December 16, 1978

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1978

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1978-02-03Looking Back Over My ShoulderHal David 
1978-02-13You Learn to Love By LovingHal David 
1978-04-27Everybody Knows the Way to BethlehemHal David 
1978-06-23Do You Know the Way to Jesus Christ?Delores BrownExact publication date unknown
1978-09-25Amnesia: the Inderal SongLibby Titus 
1978-09-25Chicago FarewellLibby Titus 
1978-09-25I Live in the WoodsLibby Titus
Carly Simon
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1978-09-25Single GirlLibby Titus 

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BURT BACHARACH: WOMAN 1979

"[Woman] has spontaneity and vitality.. It was a great challenge and the result is hard to peg. It isn't classical although it leans that way.
It covers a wide range of feelings. I've always strived to change. It's never been a deliberate thing. 
I just follow my natural flow. This is something I've always wanted to do. 
I'm not saying that I'm writing for women, just about them. The title of the album came about naturally. 
It represents a free, different type of music people don't associate with me." 
--Burt Bacharach, Billboard September 1, 1979

Collaborated with Anthony Newley on a Broadway show about Charlie Chaplin. They also performed more concerts together.

A&M Records released Woman, a live album with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Bacharach and Paul Anka collaborated on songwriting and producing.

Bacharach was a guest on "Dinah!" (Dinah Shore) on May 15, 1979.
On May 17, Bacharach was a guest on "The Mike Douglas Show."
Burt was the co-host on "The Mike Douglas Show" for the full week of November 26, 1979.

Won multiple ASCAP country music songwriter awards.

Burt Bacharach, Chuck Mangione

Billboard May 26, 1979

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1979

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1979-01-01Do Not Speak to Me of LoveHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1979-01-01WomanNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-01-09Dancing Fool (the)Anthony NewleyFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-02-07211: Two-ElevenNo cowritersInstrumental
1979-02-07MagdalenaNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-02-07Summer of '77No cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-02-07There Is TimeSally StevensFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-02-07Your Life, My Life (Woman)No cowriters 
1979-03-17New York LadyNo cowritersInstrumental
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-07-23Riverboat (Comes In)Libby TitusFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
1979-12-10Find LovePaul AnkaFrom Together?
1979-12-10I Don't Need You AnymorePaul Anka

From Together?
First recorded by Jackie DeShannon

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Jackie DeShannon: 3/8/1980 to 4/12/1980--86

1979-12-10In TuneLibby TitusFrom Together?
1979-12-10I've Got My Mind Made UpPaul AnkaFrom Together?

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 1979

With Paul Anka, co-produced " Don't Need You Anymore" and "Together?" for Jackie DeShannon. Bacharach wrote the orchestrations.

Produced, orchestrated and conducted the soundtrack for Together?.

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BURT BACHARACH: ON THE BEACH 1980

Bacharach was a guest on "Dinah!" (Dinah Shore) on February 14, 1980.

On July 11, 1980, Bacharach was a guest on "The John Davidson Show."

The two songs Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager wrote for "Middle Aged Crazy" may have been their first successful collaboration. They tried writing together in 1978 but Billboard reported "the chemistry was not there." 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1980

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1980-06-13If We Ever Get Out of HereNo cowritersFrom Together?
1980-06-13LuisaNo cowritersFrom Together?
1980-06-13On the BeachNo cowritersFrom Together?
 
Burt Bacharach and The Spinners

Billboard August 2, 1980

RECORDING SESSIONS 1980

Arranged horns, strings and played keyboards for The Pointer Sisters "The Love Too Good to Last" and "Where Did the Time Go" for their Speical Things album.

Produced Carole Bayer Sager's album Sometimes Late At Night.

BURT BACHARACH IN CONCERT

CITYVENUEDATE
Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand1980-07-04
Los Angeles, CAInglewood Forum1980-10-23
Los Angeles, CARoxy1980-12-13

 

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BURT BACHARACH: ARTHUR'S THEME 1981

"Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)" was Bacharach's fourth No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single. It came 11 years after "Close to You" by the Carpenters. 

Academy Award for the Best Song from a Motion Picture "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)."

Golden Globe for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture, "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)."

Grammy Nominee for Song of the Year  "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)."

The score for Arthur was nominated in the Best Original Music Category by the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

To promote Carole Bayer Sager's Sometimes Late At Night album. Boardwalk Records owner Neil Bogart asked Carole and Burt to perform in music industry people's living rooms. They did in Buffalo, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta. They also went on concert tour together.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1981

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS 
1981-01-01Arthur (incidental music)No cowritersFrom Arthur
Exact publication date unknown
 
1981-01-01Arthur CuesNo cowritersFrom Arthur
Exact publication date unknown
 
1981-01-01PrologueCarole Bayer SagerExact publication date unknown 
1981-01-12Love Too Good to Last (the)Peter Allen
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by The Pointer Sisters 
1981-01-26Where Did the Time Go?Carole Bayer SagerFrom Middle Age Crazy
First recorded by The Pointer Sisters
 
1981-03-02I Think I'm Gonna Fall in LovePaul AnkaFrom Together? 
1981-04-13I Won't BreakPeter Allen
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-13You Were ThereMelissa Manchester
Carole Bayer Sager
  
1981-05-19Easy to Love AgainCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19Just FriendsCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19Somebody's Been LyingCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19Sometimes Late at NightCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19Stronger Than BeforeBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Carole Bayer Sager

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Carole Bayer Sager: 5/16/1981 to 8/15/1981--30

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Carole Bayer Sager: 5/23/1981 to 8/29/1981--14

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Joyce Kennedy: 12/1/1984 to 1/26/1985--30

 
1981-05-19Tell HerPeter Allen
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19Wild AgainCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-05-19You Don't Know MeCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Carole Bayer Sager 
1981-08-24Moving PicturesJohn PhillipsFrom Arthur 
1981-08-24TouchNo cowritersFrom Arthur 
1981-09-30Truth and HonestyPeter Allen
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Aretha Franklin 
1981-10-30Arthur's Theme (the Best That You Can Do)Christopher Cross
Peter Allen
Carole Bayer Sager

From Arthur

Awards:
Golden Globe Best Original Song
Oscar Best Song
ASCAP Most Performed Feature Film Standard
RIAA Gold Single
Nominee BAFTA Asquith Film Music

First recorded by Christopher Cross

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 8/15/1981 to 1/30/1982--1

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 8/22/1981 to 1/30/1982--1

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 10/17/1981 to 11/14/1981--56
Christopher Cross: 1/9/1982 to 3/27/1982--7

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 10/24/1981 to 1/9/1982--2

NORWAY CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: --1

SWITZERLAND CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 3/7/1982 to 4/11/1982--6

 
1981-12-24Come Make Me OverJanice I. SpencerNew lyric to Don't Make Me Over 
Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager

Billboard May 9, 1981

RECORDING SESSIONS 1981

Arranged and conducted "Easy to Love" with Carole Bayer Sager. Brooks Arthur co-produced the recording and composed, produced, and played piano on the Sometimes Late at Night album by Carole Bayer Sager.

Composed, arranged, played keyboards, produced the Arthur soundtrack.

BURT BACHARACH IN CONCERT

CITYVENUEDATE
N. Tonawanda, NYMelody Fair1981-06-05
Indianapolis, INClowes Hall1981-06-13
Memphis, TNPeabody Hotel1981-09-04
Memphis, TNPeabody Hotel1981-09-05
Memphis, TNPeabody Hotel1981-09-06
New York, NYBottom Line1981-06-07
New York, NYBottom Line1981-06-08
St. Petersburg, FLBayfront Center1981-08-30
Dallas, TXConvention Center1981-09-10

 

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BURT BACHARACH: MAKING LOVE 1982

"Arthur's Theme" was the movie song of the year at the National Music Publishers' Association Song Awards.

At the Oscar Awards, "Arthur's Theme" was Bacharach's sixth nomination and third win,  his first since "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" in 1969. 

Bacharach appeared on the Grammy Awards on February 24 along with Peter Allen, Christopher Cross and Carole Bayer Sager.

Bacharach appeared on the Academy Awards broadcast on March 29, 1982.

"Making Love" was. nominated as Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards.

Chappell Music acquired Interworld Music Group (part of Bertelsmann). Songs by Bacharach and David were part of the deal.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1982

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1982-01-01At Home with BelindaNo cowritersFrom Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
1982-01-01Belinda and ChuckNo cowritersFrom Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
1982-01-01Belinda at ElevatorNo cowritersFrom Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
1982-01-01Best of Intentions (the)Neil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1982-01-01Chuck, Belinda and BillNo cowritersFrom Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
1982-01-01Girls Know HowDavid Foster
Carole Bayer Sager
From Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Al Jarreau
1982-01-01Street TalkCarole Bayer SagerFrom Night Shift
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1982-01-07It's All Up to You (Theme from Arthur)Stephen Bishop
Carole Bayer Sager
From Arthur
1982-01-07It's Only LoveStephen Bishop
Carole Bayer Sager
From Arthur
First recorded by Stephen Bishop
1982-01-07Poor Rich BoyDavid Pack
Joe Puerta
Adds lyric to Money
First recorded by Ambrosia
1982-01-09Making LoveBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager

AKA Moet Ik Geloven

Golden Globe Best Song nominee

From Making Love

First recorded by Roberta Flack

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Roberta Flack: 3/6/1982 to 7/31/1982--13

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Roberta Flack: 3/13/1982 to 8/14/1982--7

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Roberta Flack: 5/1/1982 to 6/19/1982--29

1982-05-19Theme XNo cowriters 
1982-05-24Fool Me AgainCarole Bayer SagerFrom Arthur
First recorded by Nicolette Larson
1982-05-24MoneyNo cowritersFrom Arthur
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1982-06-29Night ShiftMarv Ross
Carole Bayer Sager
From Night Shift
Recorded by Quarterflash
1982-06-29That's What Friends Are ForCarole Bayer Sager

AKA Wenn Man Freunde Hat
From Night Shift

Awards:
RIAA Gold Single

First recorded by Rod Stewart

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: 11/9/1985 to 4/19/1986--1

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: 11/9/1985 to 4/12/1986--1

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: 11/30/1985 to 3/15/1986--1

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: 2/24/1986 to 8/4/1986--1

NORWAY CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: --7

SWEDEN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne & Friends: 11/15/1985 to 2/5/1986--7

1982-09-07HeartlightNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Neil Diamond

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 9/11/1982 to 1/22/1983--53

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 11/20/1982 to 2/5/1983--1

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 11/20/1982 to 1/8/1983--1

CANADA POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 11/20/1982 to 12/25/1982--11

1982-09-07Hurricane (Swept Away)Neil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1982-09-07I'm GuiltyNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1982-09-07In EnsenadaNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1982-09-23Lost Among the StarsNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1982-10-04Front Page StoryNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Neil Diamond

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 4/23/1983 to 6/18/1983--55

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 4/23/1983 to 8/13/1983--16

RECORDING SESSIONS 1982

Stephen Bishop: co-produced "It's Only Love" with Bishop and Carole Bayer Sager.

Neil Diamond: arranged, conducted and played piano on 's Heartlight album with six songs that Bacharach co-wrote with Diamond and Carole Bayer Sager.

Roberta Flack: arranged, produced, and played the synthesizer on "Making Love"

Carole Bayer Sager: arranged, piano, synthesizer, producer Stronger Than Before album 

Produced the Night Shift soundtrack with Carole Bayer Sager. The soundtrack included the first recording of "That's What Friends Are For." The song was written for Rod Stewart to perform for the soundtrack.

 

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BURT BACHARACH & CAROLE BAYER SAGER TELEVISION APPEARANCES 1982

BURT BACHARACH: MAYBE 1983

Naked Eyes version of "Always Something There to Remind Me" reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. This version was the highest chart position that the song had reached given how often artists chose to record it. The last Bacharach-David song to make the top 10 happened in 1971.

"Any Day Now" won an ASCAP award for most performed country song of 1982. The award was made on October 12, 1983.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1983

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1983-01-01Intimate GirlNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1983-01-01Into ItHal David
Anthony Faulkner
Jason Fleming
Ryan Leslie
Cassandra Ventura
Christian Ward
Exact publication date unknown
1983-01-01It Could Have Been MeNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1983-01-01MalibuNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1983-01-01Our Lovely DaysF. AudatExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Nancy Wilson
1983-01-14I'm AliveNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 1/15/1983 to 4/9/1983--35

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 1/15/1983 to 5/14/1983--4

1983-07-27TimeMelissa Manchester
Carole Bayer Sager
AKA All We Have Is Time
First recorded by Melissa Manchester
1983-09-30MaybeMarvin Hamlisch
Carole Bayer Sager
From Romantic Comedy
First recorded by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack

RECORDING SESSIONS 1983

Produced "Blame It on Me" and "Maybe" on the Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack album Born to Love.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Atlantic City, NJSands1983-10-21
Atlantic City, NJSands1983-10-22
Atlantic City, NJSands1983-10-23

 

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BURT BACHARACH:FINDER OF LOST LOVES 1984

 

It was a very emotional reunion. We understand the circumstances that tore us apart and have brought us back together. The reason we were able to work together again is that we never really went for each other's throats; we just quietly parted.

Burt has always been in my estimation one of the innovators musically, and he will continue to be. He may have gotten sidetracked and led off the path of what was so lucrative for him in trying to compete with what was happening musically, as opposed to staying in his realm and letting come to him, as they were.  
--Dionne Warwick, Billboard, October 20, 1984.

 

Composed and produced "Finders of Lost Loves" on the latest Dionne Warwick album titled Dionne. around September 1984. It was their first collaboration since 1972. She told Billboard that she and Bacharach were talking about touring together that summer.

ASCAP inaugurated its annaul most performed pop songs awards on May 3. Among the 58 songs honored were "Always Something There to Remind Me," "Arthur's Theme," "Heartlight" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head." At ASCAPS country music award "Any Day Now" was again honored as a most performed country song.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1984

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1984-01-01Finder of Lost Loves CuesNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
1984-01-01Nominees AreHal David
Marvin Hamlisch
Cole Porter
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1984-03-02Heart StringsDavid FosterFirst recorded by David Foster
1984-03-05Blame It on MeCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Peabo Bryson and Roberta Flack
1984-07-13Turn AroundNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Neil Diamond

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 8/18/1984 to 10/13/1984--62

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 8/4/1984 to 11/10/1984--4

1984-08-06CrazyNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1984-08-06Sleep With Me TonightNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager"

First recorded by Neil Diamond

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Neil Diamond: 10/27/1984 to 1/15/1985--24

1984-09-25Finder of Lost Loves (Theme)Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Dionne Warwick and Glenn Jones

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Glenn Jones:
      2/2/1985 to 4/13/1985--12

RECORDING SESSIONS 1984

Arranged and played piano on "Turn Around," "Sleep with Me Tonight" and "Crazy" on Neil Diamond's Primitive album.

Produced "It's Only Love" for Stephen Bishop.

In November 1984, arranged and produced "That's What Friends Are For,""Stronger Than Before," "Stay Devoted," "How Long?" and "Extravagant Gestures" for Dionne Warwick's upcoming album Friends.

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BURT BACHARACH: THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR 1985

"That's What Friends Are For" was Bacharach's 27th top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Arista Records released the song on October 25, 1985.  The four vocalists, Bacharach and Sager, and Arista Records  all donated their income from the song to the American Foundations for AIDS Research (AMFAR). The song was included on Warwicks Friends album released on November 21. "That's What Friends Are For" was certified by the RIAA as a gold single.

On September 9, Bacharach and Sager with Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John filmed the video for "That's What Friends Are For."  On October 22, Bacharach spoke at a NARAS luncheon about the recording.

ASCAP honored "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" as one of the most performed standards from October 1974 through September 1984.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1985

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1985-01-01Lookin' Thru Your EyesCarole Bayer SagerExact publication date unknown
1985-01-01Way It Used to BeCarole Bayer Sager
Darren Henson
George Rafiek
Exact publication date unknown
1985-06-17Love Will Show Us HowMichael Jay Margules
David Foster
First recorded by Glenn Jones
1985-11-21Extravagant GesturesCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1985-11-25Love AlwaysBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by El DeBarge

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
El DeBarge: 8/9/1986 to 11/1/1986--43

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
El DeBarge: 8/9/1986 to 11/15/1986--8

1985-11-25On My OwnCarole Bayer Sager

#1 R&B song of 1986
Grammy nominee

First recorded by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      3/22/1986 to 8/30/1986--1

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      4/12/1986 to 9/6/1986--2

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      5/3/1986 to 8/2/1986--1

AUSTRIA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      8/1/1986 to 9/15/1986--20

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      7/28/1986 to 12/8/1986--2

SWEDEN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald:
      5/28/1986 to 7/9/1986--15

1985-12-16How Long?Carole Bayer Sager 
1985-12-16Stay DevotedCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
Burt Bacharach AMFAR presentation

Billboard February 22, 1986

 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1985

Arranged and roduced Dionne Warwick's "Finder of Lost Loves," and five tracks for her Friends album includiing "That's What Love Is For," "Stronger Than Before," "Stay Devoted," "How Long?" and "Extravagant Gestures" with Carole Bayer Sager. Recording sessions were held from July, October and November 1985.

Produced "Extravagant Gestures" with Carole Bayer Sager on her recording of the song. 

Arranged and produced "Within My World" for Dave Clark's album Time the Album.

 

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BURT BACHARACH TELEVISION APPEARANCES 1985

BURT BACHARACH: ON MY OWN 1986

Grammy Award for Record of the Year, "That's What Friends Are For." While it was Bacharach's fifth No 1, it was the first song by Bacharach and Warwick to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary and its R&B chart. It ended the year as Billboard's No. 1 single of 1986.

In June "On My Own" was certified gold by the RIAA. There were only six singles certified gold in 1986. Bacharach and Sager had two of them.

"They Don't Make Them Like They Used To" was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Original Song category.

On January 25, 1986, Bacharach co-hosted Solid Gold with Dionne Warwick. 

In August Bacharach told Billboard that since teaming with Carole Bayer Sager, "It's really only 22 or 23 songs since we've been together." Sager added, "Nobody thought about having us produce songs, We had to ask about Patti [LaBelle]; we had to ask about Dionne. It's changed since, and we've had no problems recently, but we had to push at first." At the time they thought their best move was to write and produce selective projects feeling that the market was shifting away from pop and ballads.

Bacharach told Billboard that A&M Records was still interested in having him record another solo album. Woman in 1979 turned out to be the last album of new material he would record for A&M. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1986

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1986-01-01Matter of Trust (a)Carole Bayer SagerExact publication date unknown
1986-05-16I'll See You on the Radio (Laura)Neil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Neil Diamond
1986-05-16Me Beside YouNeil Diamond
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1986-08-14Chance for Heaven (a): Swimming ThemeChristopher Cross
Carole Bayer Sager

From the Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, Los Angeles, 1984
First recorded by Christopher Cross

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 6/16/1984 to 7/22/1984--76

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Christopher Cross: 6/23/1984 to 9/15/1984--16

1986-12-05They Don't Make Them Like They Used ToCarole Bayer Sager

From Tough Guys
Golden Globe Best Song nominee
First recorded by Kenny Rogers

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Kenny Rogers: 10/11/1986 to 1/17/1987--10

RECORDING SESSIONS 1986

Produced Kenny Roger's "They Don't Make Them Like They Used To" with Carole Bayer Sager.

Produced, arranged and played synthesizer on "I'll See You on the Radio (Laura)" and "Me Beside You" on Neil Diamond's Headed for the Future album.

Produced "On My Own" by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald and "Sleep with Me Tonight" by Patti LaBelle.

In October Bacharach and Sager produced the tracks "Love Power," "In a World Such As This," and "Heartbreak Of Love" for Dionne Warwick. The tracks became part of her 1987 album Reservations For Two. 

Arranged and produced "Love Always" for El DeBarge.

 

Burt Bacharach, Hal David ASCAP Award 1986

Billboard August 21, 1986

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Davenport, IAAdler Theater1986-04-16

 

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BURT BACHARACH: LOVE POWER 1987

"That's What Friends Are For" won the Grammy for song of the year. It was Bacharach's fifth nomination in that category and his first win. The song was also nominated for the record of the year Grammy. 

On May 19 "That's What Friends Are For"  won an ASCAP award as one of the most performed pop songs while "On My Own" was also an ASCAP pop song award winner.

Bacharach performed at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Dinner on March 9.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1987

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1987-05-04Heartbreak of LoveDiane Warren
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Dionne Warwick and Bonnie Pointer
1987-05-04In a World Such As ThisBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1987-05-04Love Is Fire (Love Is Ice)Carole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Gladys Knight and The Pips
1987-05-04Over YouRay Parker, Jr.
Carole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Ray Parker, Jr.

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ray Parker, Jr.: 1/30/1988 to 2/13/1988--65

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ray Parker, Jr.: 2/20/1988 to 4/2/1988--38

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ray Parker, Jr.: 12/26/1987 to 3/5/1988--10

1987-05-06Perfect LoversNathan East
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Ray Parker, Jr.
1987-05-06Split DecisionCarole Bayer Sager 
1987-08-11In My RealityCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Natalie Cole
1987-11-18Love PowerCarole Bayer Sager

First recorded by Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      7/11/1987 to 10/17/1987--12

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      7/14/1987 to 11/14/1987--1

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      8/1/1987 to 10/3/1987--5

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      8/15/1987 to 9/5/1987--63

CANADA CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      9/7/1987 to 10/5/1987--36

1987-12-03Love Is a GambleSyd Shaw
Jane White
 

 

Burt Bacharach Songwriters Hall of Fame

Billboard March 28, 1987

RECORDING SESSIONS 1987

Produced Dionne Warwick's "Love Power," "In a World Such As This," and "Heartbreak of Love" with Carole Bayer Sager. Burt also played the synthesizer on these tracks from Reservations for Two..

Produced and arranged "Over You" for Ray Parker, Jr. Also produced his "Perfect Lovers" track. 

Produced and played synthesizer on "Split Decision" by Natalie Cole on her Everlasting album.

Produced and played synthesizer on Gladys Knight and the Pips recording "Love Is Fire (Love Is Ice)."

Produced "Everchanging Times" for Siedah Garrett.

BURT BACHARACH IN CONCERT

CITYVENUEDATE
Vienna, VAWolf Trap1987-06-03
Vienna, VAWolf Trap1987-07-22
Holmdel, NJGarden State Arts Center1987-07-23
Concord, CAConcord Pavilion1987-07-30
Concord, CAConcord Pavilion1987-07-31
Los Angeles, CAGreek Theater1987-09-11
New York, NYRadio City Music Hall1987-09-24
New York, NYRadio City Music Hall1987-09-25
New York, NYRadio City Music Hall1987-09-26
Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre1987-10-20
Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre1987-10-21
 
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BURT BACHARACH & DIONNE WARWICK SETLIST 1987

From the second concert Bacharach and Warwick ever performed together at Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, Virginia.

MEDLEY: Wishing and Hoping
       You'll Never Get to Heaven
       Reach Out for Me
       Trains and Boats and Planes
       They Long to Be Close to You
       I'll Never Fall in Love Again
       Always Something There to Remind Me
       One Less Bell to Answer
       Anyone Who Had a Heart

MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over
       Walk on By
       I Say a Little Prayer
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

Finders of Lost Loves
This Girl's in Love with You
Make It Easy on Yourself
Deja Vu
Any Day Now On My Own
Then Came You
Heartlight
I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again
New York Lady

MEDLEY: Here I Am
       The April Fools
       Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
       Arthur's Theme
       What's New Pussycat?
       Valley of the Dolls
       The Look of Love
       A House Is Not a Home
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Alfie

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BURT BACHARACH: LOVE IS MY DECISION 1988

ASCAP Award for Most Performed Feature Film Standard, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1987.

On the weekend of January 15-17, Bacharach was featured on the three-hour CBS Radio affiliates show "Cruisin' America With Cousin Brucie. He was featured again on the weekend of November 25-27.

In June Bacharach was recording and mixing the soundtrack for Arthur 2: On the Rocks at Conway Recorders including working with Chris DeBurgh's vocal on "Love Is My Decision." The soundtrack was released in July by A&M Records.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1988

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1988-01-01Arthur 2 on the Rocks CuesNo cowritersFrom Arthur 2
Exact publication date unknown
1988-01-01Baby MaybeBudd Johnson
C. Liggio
Kejuan Muchita
F. Adams
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
1988-01-01Feel ItHal David
Joseph Kirkland
Exact publication date unknown
1988-01-01Remind MeNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
1988-01-11Overnight SuccessCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Gladys Knight and The Pips
1988-07-22Love Is My DecisionChris DeBurgh
Carole Bayer Sager

From Arthur 2
First recorded by Chris DeBurgh

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Chris DeBurgh: 7/30/1988 to 8/27/1988--36

1988-10-31Best of Times (the)John BettisFrom Arthur 2
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1988-10-31Love Theme From ArthurNo cowritersFrom Arthur 2
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1988-12-21Love LightCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Barbra Streisand
1988-12-21You and Me for AlwaysCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Barbra Streisand

RECORDING SESSIONS 1988

Gladys Knight and the Pips: produced, arranged the strings and played synthesizer on "Overnight Success" and "Love Is Fire (Love Is Ice)" 

Produced, arranged, played keyboards on the Arthur 2 On the Rocks soundtrack.

Barbra Streisand': produced and arranged "Love Light," and "One More Time Around" and played piano "You and Me For Always" on s Till I Loved You

They also produced tracks for Patti LaBelle and June Pointer.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
St. Louis, MOFox Theatre1988-03-18
St. Louis, MOFox Theatre1988-03-19
St. Louis, MOFox Theatre1988-03-20
Washington, DCKennedy Center1988-06-12

 

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BURT BACHARACH: TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU AND ME 1989

Bacharach performed at ASCAP's Diamond Jubilee on February 13, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA.

ASCAP named "Love Power" as one of its most performed songs. "Don't Make Me Over" was No. 1 on the Billboard black music chart.

 

Burt Bacharach, Hal David ASCAP Diamond Jubilee

Billboard March 4, 1989

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1989

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1989-01-01Do YouJerry Leiber
Steven Krikorian
Exact publication date unknown
1989-01-01Rap LifeRobert Lakow
Cey Adams
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1989-02-27One More Time AroundTom Keane
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Barbra Streisand
1989-06-24Why Can't We Be TogetherBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by June Pointer
1989-07-05Here in Your SpotlightNathan East
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1989-07-05I'd Rather Sleep AloneGerry Goffin
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1989-07-05Someone Else's EyesBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Aretha Franklin
1989-07-05Take Good Care of You and MeGerry Goffin
Carole Bayer Sager"

First recorded by Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne:
      11/4/1989 to 12/30/1989--25

1989-07-10Need a Little FaithCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by Patti LaBelle
1989-07-14Love Goes ByBruce Roberts
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1989-07-31Remember MeGerry Goffin
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1989-08-28Hang Your Teardrops Up to DryCarole Bayer SagerAKA Teardrops
First recorded by The Stylistics
1989-09-22Everybody KnowsAdrienne Anderson
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1989-11-24How Can I Love You?Hal David 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1989

Produced "Need a Little Faith" by Patti LaBelle on her Be Yourself album.

Produced Dionne Warwick and Jeffrey Osborne at Lighthouse Recorders in September. In December they cut "Take Good Care Of You and Me" at microPLANT. A video was filmed in November with cameo appearances by  Bacharach and Sager. 

Produced June Pointer's version of "Why Can't We Be Together."

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Auburn Hills, MIPalace of Auburn Hills1989-05-04

 

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1991       1992       1993       1994       1995       1996       1997       1998       1999      

BURT BACHARACH: I'LL TAKE THE BLAME 1990

With Carole Bayer Sager appeared at Arista Records' 15th Anniversary Concert to help fight AIDS. The event was held at Radio City Music Hall. It was filmed and televised on April 17.

On June 2 performed at NARAS' awards luncheon in Los Angeles with Herb Alpert. They did "The Guy's In Love With You."

Over the weekend of July 6-8, Bacharach was on the CBS Radio show "Cruisin' America With Cousin Brucie."

On October 26, with Carole Bayer Sager, appeared at "The Carousel Of Hope" benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Beverly Hills, CA. 

The band Deacon Blue's 4-song EP of Bacharach and David songs reached No. 2 on the Britain chart within two weeks of release. 

The Casino Royale soundtrack was released on CD and cassette tape in late September or early October.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1990

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1990-01-01ColumboDavid Pack
Joseph Puerta
Exact publication date unknown
1990-01-01Dead SeriousB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
1990-01-01I TriedJulio Iglesias
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1990-01-01If You Come BackCarole Bayer SagerExact publication date unknown
1990-01-01Together? CuesNo cowritersFrom Together?
Exact publication date unknown
1990-04-18Who'll Be the OneSami McKinney
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1990-06-05One MisunderstandingCarole Bayer Sager 
1990-06-18I'll Take The BlameCarole Bayer Sager 

BURT BAHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 1990

Recorded and mixed tracks for Aretha Franklin's upcoming album with Michael McDonald and Jeffrey Osborne in September.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
New York, NYRadio City Music Hall1990-03-17

 

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BURT BACHARACH: EVERCHANGING TIMES 1991

I've been a big fan of James [Ingram] since hearing him initially on Quincy [Jones'] "Dude" album. to sit and write a song with him was one of the best moments of the last couple of years.--Burt Bacharach, Billboard November 2, 1991

ASCAP Award for Most Performed Feature Film Standard, "Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)." "Walk On by" was one of ASCAP's POP Award Winners as well as an R&B Award winner.

Warner Special Products bought all of Dionne Warwick's recordings on Scepter Records from Bacharach, David and Warwick.

Bacharach and David were honored by the NARAS National Academy of Songwriters at its Sixth Annual Salute to the American Songwriter benefit on December 12 in Los Angeles. They received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1991

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1991-01-01Love HurtsNo cowriters

From Love Hurts
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Burt Bacharach

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Peter Polycarpou: 2/20/1993 to 3/20/1993--26

1991-01-01That's All I Want from YouSami McKinney
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
1991-03-25All I Ever Wanted from YouSami McKinney
Carole Bayer Sager
 
1991-03-25Where Did Our Love GoCarole Bayer Sager 
1991-04-22Once Before You GoJoyce Irby
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Klymaxx
1991-04-22This Doesn't Feel Like Love AnymoreJoyce Irby
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Klymaxx
1991-06-293 n 2 Don't GoCarole Bayer Sager 
1991-07-01Higher Place (a)Carole Bayer Sager
James Ingram
First recorded by James Ingram
1991-08-12ObsessionDesmond ChildFirst recorded by Desmond Child
1991-11-04I Just Don't Know What to DoCarole Bayer SagerFirst recorded by The Stylistics
1991-11-04I Never Cared About the Broken HeartedSiedah Garrett 
1991-11-04I Remember YouSiedah Garrett 
1991-11-05I Promise YouCarole Bayer Sager 
1991-11-20I Leave You All My LoveHal David 
1991-12-24One More ChanceJohn Bettis 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1991

Played piano on "Close to You" from Barbra Streisand's Just for the Record. The recording was actually done in the 1970s but not released until this box set.

Produced and arranged "Hang Your Teardrops Up to Dry" on The Stylistics Love Talk album.

Produced and arranged "The Power Of Your Love (You and I) for Taja Sevelle's album Fountains Free.

Produced "Ever Changing Times" and "Someone Else's Eyes" on Aretha Franklin's What You See Is What You Sweat.

BURT BACHARACH IN CONCERT

CITYVENUEDATE
Baltimore, MDPier 61991-08-14
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BURT BACHARACH & DIONNE WARWICK CONCERT SETLIST 1991

That's What Friends Are For
Promises, Promises
Don't Make Me Over
Walk on By
I Say a Little Prayer
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
They Long to Be Close to You
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Always Something There to Remind Me
One Less Bell to Answer
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Finders of Lost Loves
This Girl's in Love with You
Make It Easy on Yourself
Any Day Now
On My Own
I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again
Here I Am
The April Fools
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
Arthur's Theme
What's New Pussycat?
New York Lady
Valley of the Dolls
The Look of Love
A House Is Not a Home
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Alfie
The Windows of the World
That's What Friends Are For

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BURT BACHARACH: CHOICES 1992

Back to Bacharach and David, a musical revue, opened in New York in September 1992. 

Bacharach, David and Warwick reunited to record "Sunny Weather Lover." It was their first recording together in 20 years. The song was written in January and recorded in February.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1992

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1992-01-01Gladiator (the)Hal David
Michael Berrin
Alvin Lawson
Peter Nash
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1992-01-01He's Gonna Catch ItAlmighty RSO
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1992-02-04Ever Changing TimesWilliam Conti, Jr.
Carole Bayer Sager

From Baby Boom
First recorded by Siedah Garrett

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Aretha Franklin & Michael McDonald:
      2/15/1992 to 7/19/1992--11

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Aretha Franklin & Michael McDonald:
      2/29/1992 to 4/11/1992--19

1992-03-20Captives of the HeartJohn BettisFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1992-03-20League of Their Own (Theme From) (a)John BettisFrom A League of Their Own
1992-04-15It's Not Too Late for LoveMarti Sharron 
1992-05-06Like No One in the WorldJohn BettisFirst recorded by Johnny Mathis
1992-05-06True Love Was Meant for You and IAllen Rich 
1992-06-08Choices (From Now On)Joe Henry 
1992-09-03Power of Your Love (You and I) (the)Taja Sevelle
Carole Bayer Sager
First recorded by Taja Sevelle

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Clarkston, MIPine Knob1992-07-28

 

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BURT BACHARACH: SUNNY WEATHER LOVER 1993

Bacharach and David reunited as songwriters and producers. They also reunited with Dionne Warwick on the song "Sunny Weather Lover."

Bacharach and David received the ASCAP Founders Award at the 10th ASCAP Pop Awards on May 24..

On April 14, Bacharach performed at the Entertainment Industry Foundation For Cities In Schools honoring Jerry Moss at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

Back to Bacharach and David came back to New York from March 11 through September 11, 1993 at Club 53.

In October the formation of the Burt Bacharach Music Group was announced. It was a joint venture between Bacharach and Bob Fead to represent the Bacharach catalog of songs, co-own new Bacharach songs and sign new talent. (Billboard October 9, 1993) Bacharach already knew Fead from A&M Records. The new venture was headquartered in Beverly Hills at Windswept Pacific. The Bacharach catalogs in Nw Hidden Valley Music and Blues Seas  plus Feadbach Music (ASCAP) and  Backfead Music (BMI) were the basis of the deal. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1993

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1993-01-01Bags PackedHal David
Akinyele Adams
Exact publication date unknown
1993-01-01Follow Your HeartDenise RichAKA Og Du Flyver Din Vej
First recorded by Sos Fenger
1993-01-01Trouble MindHal David
Terrance Quaites
Exact publication date unknown
1993-03-26Sunny Weather LoverHal DavidFirst recorded by Dionne Warwick
1993-04-22FarewellB. A. Robertson 
1993-05-01There's a Better WayMonie Love
Marlon Williams
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
1993-12-02Sing for the ChildrenJohn Bettis
James Ingram
First recorded by James Ingram
1993-12-02This Is the NightJohn Bettis
James Ingram"
First recorded by James Ingram
1993-12-20Don't Say Goodbye, GirlMichael Narada Walden
Sally Jo Dakota

First recorded by Tevin Campbell

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tevin Campbell: 12/31/1994 to 2/18/1995--71

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Tevin Campbell: 12/24/1994 to 2/18/1995--28

1993-12-30Two HeartsMaurice White
Philip Bailey
First recorded by Earth, Wind and Fire
 
Bacharach, Warwick, David ASCAP Founders Award

Billboard July 17, 1993

RECORDING SESSIONS 1993

Produced and arranged "Sunny Weather Lover" by Dionne Warwick from the album of the same name.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Saratoga, CAVilla Montalvo1993-07-24

 

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BURT BACHARACH: TRYING TO FIND THE SUN AGAIN 1994

The Burt Bacharach Music Group produced a 74-track, four CD sampler with booklet that was sent to film, television and advertising agencies. In the first year of operation the company signed songwriter/artistsTina Harris, Marvin Etzioni, Coyote and Cory Sipper, and lyricist Ron Miller. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1994

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1994-01-01Mom & DebDino Hawkins
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1994-01-01RainbowPaul AnkaExact publication date unknown
1994-01-01Reach OutHal David
Lamont Dozier
Brian Holland
Edward Dozier
Exact publication date unknown
1994-01-01Road 2 No Return20-2-Life
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1994-07-05Is There Anybody Out There??John Bettis
James Ingram
Puff Johnson
First recorded by Mari Iijima
1994-07-05Mulino BiancoNo cowritersInstrumental
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1994-07-05PrideJohn Bettis
James Ingram
Puff Johnson
 
1994-07-05Stroke of LuckDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
AKA I Et Kort Sekund
First recorded by Sos Fenger
1994-07-05Way You Say You Love Me (the)John Bettis 
1994-10-11Mobbin' My Old SchoolHal David
Bruce Thurman
Marvin Whitemon
 
1994-11-08By Your SideMichael Narada Walden
Sally Jo Dakota
 
1994-11-08Tryin' to Find the Sun AgainNarada Michael Walden
Sally Jo Dakota
 
1994-11-08With a SmileJohn BettisFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach and Jene Miller
1994-11-11There Is No Love Unless We Make ItWill Jennings 
1994-11-15I Love YouMary J. Blige
Sean Combs
Duane Burress
Percy Jackson
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS

Produced "This Doesn't Feel Like Love Anymore" for Klymaxx.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Highland Park, IL 1994-06-21

 

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1995: BURT BACHARACH: THE 30-YEAR COLLABORATION WITH ELVIS COSTELLO BEGINS 

There were two things I kind of had to learn. One was to listen really attentively to the music. 
And not compete with it. But to serve. And the second was the telegrammatic phrasing of some of Burt’s melodies. 
[Sings …] The Look. [Pause] Of Love. You can’t write doggerel for Burt Bacharach songs. So you have to really find valuable words to say..
He has ears and nuance and detail attention that I’ve never encountered.
--Elvis Costello, The Washington Post, March 3, 2023

 

Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello first collaborated on "God Give Me Strength" for the film "Grace Of My Heart."

When The Beatles version of "Baby It's You" charted in 1995, it was more than 37 years since Bacharach's first song "The Story Of My Life" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1957. (Billboard April 22, 1995)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 25th Anniversary Edition was released on laserdisc. It included interviews fro 1994 with the actors, director, Bacharach and Hal David.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1995

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1995-01-01Best We Ever Had (the)B. A. Robertson 
1995-01-01Change My MindSteve KrikorianAppeared in the television show The Nanny.
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01Find the Answer WithinMartin Carr
Hal David

Exact publication date unknown

BRITAIN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- 
Boo Radleys: 5/13/1995 to 6/3/1995--37

1995-01-01Hollis Goes to HollywoodHal David
James Smith
Samuel Barnes
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01La Raza Part IIHal David
Julio Gonzalez
Arturo Molina
Alvin Trivette
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01La MethodeHal David
Arnaud Codet
Cedric Belise
Dehbi Khalid
Fabian Philetas
Georges Nubul
Meludi Felcite
Samuel Adebiyi
Silver Johnson
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01Stand StrongSmif-N-Wessun
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01We Can Make It BetterHal David
Kamaal Fareed
Talib Green
Lonnie Lynn
Che Smith
Kanye West
Exact publication date unknown
1995-01-01You Save MeJerry Leiber
Jed Leiber
Exact publication date unknown
1995-04-03After AllPaul AnkaFirst recorded by Paul Anka
1995-04-04If I Want ToWill JenningsFirst recorded by Sandi Patti
1995-04-11Me Against the WorldTupac Shakur
Hal David
Minnie Riperton
Richard Rudolph
Leon Ware
Kenneth Karlin
Karston Shock
Samples Walk on By
1995-06-05TwiggyHal David
Nanako Sato
Lalo Schifrin
Morton Steven
 
1995-08-04WarningOstin Harvey
Christopher Wallace
Hal David

Samples Walk on By

Award:
RIAA Gold Single

US POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Notorious B.I.G.: 1/14/1995 to 7/1/1995--6

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Notorious B.I.G.: 2/11/1995 to 5/13/1995--

1995-08-28Only God KnowsHal David
Bryan Ross
Clement Burnett
Samples Walk on By
1995-10-30I'll Never Be The SameWendy Waldman
John Bettis
 

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BURT BACHARACH: GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH 1996

Bacharach and David received the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award on June 12.

Bacharach was a guest on "TFI Friday" on March 22, 1996.
Burt made a guest star appearance on the television show "The Nanny" on April 29, 1996.

At A&M Records, Ltd. in London, they released The Best Of Burt Bacharach and saw sales of more than 100,000 units of The Look Of Love album that was advertised on television. Bacharach was also the subject of a British TV documentary. 

 

Bacharach and David Johnny Mercer Award

Billboard July 27, 1996

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1996

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1996-01-01Can I LiveHal David
Sean Carter
Irv Lorenzo
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01ChoicesFloyd Howard
Ewart Wilson
Glenn Mosley
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Dear GodArby Quinn
Robert Briggs
Shyheim Franklin
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01G'z Up, Hoes DownSnoop Dogg
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Is This the Part?Ostin Harvey
Terrance Kelly
Hal David
Carl McIntosh
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Letha Brains BloSean Price
Paul Hendricks
Hal David
Jamal Bush
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Long StoryKingpin Skinny Pimp
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Uneasy SkankingHal David
Glyn Bush
Richard Wittingham
Samples Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Exact publication date unknown
1996-01-01Up Against the WallGroup Home
Hal David
Samples The Windows of the World
Exact publication date unknown
1996-04-19Friends ForeverSonja Poorman
Carole Bayer Sager et al
BRITAN POP CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Thunderbugs: 9/18/1999 to 11/20/1999--5
Thunderbugs: 12/11/1999 to 12/18/1999--71
1996-05-17Da Streets Ain't RightHal David
Jermaine Dupri
Samples Walk on By
1996-08-12Gangsta's BoogieLawrence Sanders
Austin Patterson
Hal David
Tommie Mundy
Robert Bacon
Samples The Look of Love
1996-08-14No DoubtHal David
Heather Gardner
Kenny Parker
Christopher Wallace
Ostin Harvey
Samples Walk on By
1996-09-23Back at YouHal David
Albert Johnson
Kejuan Muchita
Samples The Look of Love
1996-10-22Do You Like Criminals?Jackson O'Shea
Dedrick Rolison
Steven Anderson
William Calhoun
Darrell Johnson
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
1996-11-21Trippin'Hal David
Lee Drakeford
Tom Jefferson
Samples The Look of Love
1996-11-29Love Made Me WaitDave Loggins
Steven Krikorian
 
Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello

Billboard  September 14, 1998

RECORDING SESSIONS 1996

Produced and performed "God Give Me Strength" with Elvis Costello for the motion picture soundtrack of Grace of My Heart.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall1996-07-01
Moline, ILMark Of the Quad Cities1996-10-14

 

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BURT BCHARACH: IF I HAD YOU 1997

 

Working with new writers is like a blind date. You think it will be OK, and then afterward you don't want to go out with them anymore. But it went positively [with Elvis Costello], and we felt that whether or not it was successful we should do it again. The writing process with Elvis was very different because he's a music man as well as a great, great word man. He basically accounted for the lyrics--as he should. But he has this whole musical musical sense having written both music and lyrics....this was much more intense--and a real labor of love."--Burt Bacharach Billboard August 25, 1998

 

Bacharach and Costello had only written "God Give Me Strength" together in 1995. In early 1997, they got together to write. 

Grammy Trustees Award with Hal David in February. "God Give Me Strength" was nominated for Best Collaboration with Vocals.

Bacharach received the Trailblazer Award from the American Society of Young Musicians on February 18 in Hollywood, CA

Bacharach was a guest on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on February 25, 1997.

Bacharach appeared in the E! True Hollywood Story episode on Karen Carpenter that aired on April 13, 1997.

On May 17, Bacharach appeared on the television show "Great Performances." The episode was titled "Burt Bacharach...This Is Now."

Burt made a cameo appearance in the motion picture Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. Remakes of hiis songs were integral to the motion picture My Best Friend's Weddings.

Rhino issued a Burt Bacharach 3 CD box set in September.

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1997

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1997-01-01If I Had YouHal David
Carl Thompson
Cecile Ward
Exact publication date unknown
1997-01-01Sad ChuckNo cowriterExact publication date unknown
1997-01-01Walk Under a Full Moon's LightKanabis
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1997-02-24You've Got It All WrongHal DavidFrom Promises, Promises
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
1997-03-19Danger: Pt. 2Hal David
Martell Ellis
Felix Rovira
Sample of Warning
1997-03-19True GangstasHal David
Keenan Isaac
Dow Brain
Brad Young
Samples Warning
1997-04-16Let Me Be the OneTaja Sevelle
Denise Rich
From Take Me with You
First recorded by Marilyn Scott
1997-04-16Never Take That Chance AgainSteven KrikorianFirst recorded by Diane Schuur
1997-04-29What's BeefNashiem Myrick
Christopher Wallace
Sean Combs
Carlos Broady
Samples They Long to Be Close to You
1997-07-10Everything Is Gonna Be AlrightHal David
Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis

AKA It's Gonna Be Alright
Samples Walk on By

CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Sounds of Blackness:
      8/20/1994 to 10/22/1994--29

1997-07-24You're Gonna Love MeHal David
George Pearson
Mary J. Blige
La Tonya Blige
Samuel Barnes
Jean Claude Olibier
Samples The Look of Love
1997-09-09Let Me Sing It 2 UHal David
Duval Clear
Schea Boatwright
Samples The Look of Love
1997-12-172 WickyHal David
Alex Callier
Raymond Geerts
 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1997

With The Posies, performed "What the World Needs Now Is Love" on the Austin Powers International Man of Mystery soundtrack.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Myrtle Beach, SC 1997-08-05
Westbury, NYMusic Fair1997-08-07
Atlantic City, NJ 1997-08-08
Atlantic City, NJ 1997-08-09
Atlantic City, NJ 1997-08-10
Dallas, TX 1997-11-09

 

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BURT BACHARACH: PAINTED FROM MEMORY 1998

Painted From Memory was recorded in the summer. Mercury Records released Painted From Memory. Mercury's VP of marketing told Billboard, "A record like this comes around every 1o years. The collaboration of two people whom so many hold so closely to their hearts makes the album an event."  Mercury promoted the album with coverage internationally  in major print newspapers, magazines, trade publications plus television and a satellite media tour, in-store appearances, TV special with interviews and production footage. The album was also targeted to college, modern rock, triple-A and adult contemporary radio stations.

Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, "I Still Have That Other Girl" with Elvis Costello. "God Give Me Strength" was nominated in the same category.

Costello and Bacharach gave "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" a new arrangement for the second Austin Powers film The Spy Who Shagged Me. They also had a cameo in the movie.

Daily Variety's American Music Legend award.

Bacharach appeared on "The American Music Awards" on January 26, 1998. 
On April 15 "Burt Bacharach: One Amazing Night" aired on television. 
The "Late Show with David Letterman" had Bacharach as a guest on September 28, 1998.
On September 29, 1998, Burt was a guest on "Live! with Kelly." 
In October, Bacharach and Costello were on the PBS series "Sessions At West 54th."

On November 3, Rhino Records released The Look Of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection with 75 songs by 36 artists covering the years 1957 through 1995. It was promoted with a 16-song CD sampler. Standees were made of the box set's cover photo of Bacharach for in-store displays, plus posters and postcard campaign in time for holiday gift sales.

Billboard also reported that Bacharach and David were writing two new songs for the film Isn't She Great to star Bette Midler.

Fred Bronson reported in Billboard that with "What the World Needs Now" by Dionne Warwick and Hip Hop Nation on the Billboard Hot 100, Bacharach and David's chart span was now 40 years and six months. Bacharach's chart span on the Billboard 200 for albums was 31 years.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1998

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1998-01-01Isn't It Bliss?B. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
1998-01-01Neva Go BackSpecial Ed
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1998-01-01Reservations for FourB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
1998-01-01There Is Beauty in the WorldHal DavidExact publication date unknown
1998-01-01Who'll Speak for LoveTim RiceExact publication date unknown
1998-01-02Call My NameHal David
Eric Milteer
Alexander Richbourg
Surena Lowe
Samples Walk on By
1998-02-02SiliconeHal David
Virgo Martin
Siobhan Meehan
Roy Budd
Samples Walk on By
1998-02-23If I Should Ever Lose YouSteve KrikorianFirst recorded by Chicago
1998-02-23No Other LoveSean Combs
Faith Evans
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
1998-02-23Sweet BelievingMarilyn Bergman
Alan Bergman
 
1998-04-20Sun Don't ShineRodney Argent
Michael Colon
Mack David
Matt Noble
Anthony Treglia
Barney Williams
Samples Baby, It's You
1998-04-27God Give Me StrengthElvis CostelloFrom Grace of My Heart
Nominee Golden Satellite Award
First recorded by Kristen Vigard
1998-04-30Whatt U KnowHal David
Louis Freese
Lawrence Muggerud
Samples Walk on By
1998-05-14I Love You This WayDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
 
1998-05-14There Will Never Be AnotherDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
 
1998-10-06Talk Show Shhh!Montel Jordan
Anthony Crawford"

Samples A House Is Not a Home

US POP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shae Jones: 1/2/1999 to 3/6/1999--88

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Shae Jones: 11/21/1998 to 3/13/1999--17

1998-10-09Long Division (the)Elvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1998-10-09Sweetest Punch (the)Elvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1998-10-09Tears at the Birthday PartyElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1998-10-09This House Is Empty NowElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1998-10-27Hype-NitisHal David
Jerry Duplessis
Germaine Williams
Samples The Look of Love

 

Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello

Billboard May 2, 1998

 

RECORDING SESSIONS 1998

Produced, played piano and sang "Alfie" on One Amazing Night.

Composed, arranged, conducted, played piano and produced Painted from Memory album with Elvis Costello. The album was released on September 29, 1998. It peaked on Billboard's album chart at #78.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Clinton, MIMacomb Center1998-01-16
Clinton, MIMacomb Center1998-01-17
Las Vegas, NVHarrah’s1998-05-08
Las Vegas, NVHarrah’s1998-05-09
Las Vegas, NVHarrah’s1998-05-10
Chicago, ILChicago Theatre1998-07-30
New York, NYRadio City Music Hall1998-10-13
Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall1998-10-15
Chicago, ILChicago Theatre1998-10-16
Los Angeles, CAUniversal Amphitheatre1998-10-20
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall1998-10-29

 

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BURT BACHARACH: WALKING TALL 1999

Bacharach and Elvis Costello appeared on "The American Music Awards" on January 11, 1999.
Bacharach appeared on Biography Channel's episode "Angie Dicinson: Tinseltown's Classiest Broad." It aired on October 26, 1999.

 

Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello 1999 Grammy Awards

Billboard March 6, 1999

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 1999

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
1999-01-01Chyna WhyteFoxy Brown
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
1999-01-01Dead BentMF Doom
Hal David
First recorded by MF Doom
Samples Walk on By
Exact publication date unknown
1999-01-01I Still RememberSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
1999-01-01I'd Do AnythingSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
1999-01-01ProductionGabriel Jose
Theo Keating
Miguel Rodriguez
T. Ossorio
R. Ossorio
Exact publication date unknown
1999-03-02Open Your HeartHal DavidFrom Isn't She Great
First recorded by Vanessa Williams
1999-03-08I Still Have That Other GirlElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-03-08In the Darkest PlaceElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-03-08Painted From MemoryElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-03-08ToledoElvis Costello

First recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach:
      5/1/1999 to 5/8/1999--72

1999-03-12Don't Rush the NightHal David
Aaron Hall
 
1999-03-31Love Comes Back AgainSteven Krikorian 
1999-03-31Never Gonna Be Another YouDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
 
1999-03-31Tell It to Your HeartSteven KrikorianFirst recorded by Randy Crawford
1999-03-31UntitledSteven Krikorian 
1999-03-31Where Love SurvivesBernie Taupin 
1999-05-26I'm on My WayHal David 
1999-09-23My ThiefElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-09-23Such Unlikely LoversElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-09-23What's Her Name TodayElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
1999-10-25Everybody Wanna KnowHal David
Tiffany Lane
Nyshiem Myrick
Sean 'Puffy' Combs
Christopher Wallace
Carlos Broady
Chris Martin
Samples What's Beef
1999-10-25Nothing But LoveAnn Dustin Wilson 
RECORDING SESSIONS 1999

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS

Composed, orchestrated, played keyboards, conducted and produced the soundtrack for Isn't She Great.

With Elvis Costello, produced and performed "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" on the Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me soundtrack.

Dave Koz: produced and played piano on "Don't Give Up" from The Dance.

Produced :Walking Tall" by Lyle Lovett for the soundtrack to Stuart Little.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Rochester Hills, MIMeadowbrook1999-07-11

 

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2001       2002       2003       2004       2005       2006       2007       2008       2009      

BURT BACHARACH: ISN'T SHE GREAT 2000

Served as the co-musical director for the Academy Awards and appeared on the broadcast on March 26, 2000.

In Britain, the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Lifetime Achievement Award with Hal David and the Ray Coleman Special Achievement Award. In July, at the Royal Albert Hall, A Tribute to Burt Bacharach and Hal David concert happened. Bacharach performed at the event with Elvis Costello and Dionne Warwick. The event was broadcast in Britain on July 1 and available internationally for broadcast. 

Received the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Special Achievement Award.

 

Burt Bacharach, Andrew Lloyd webber, Dave Stewart, Hal David

Billboard July 22, 2000

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2000

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2000-01-01#1 BestsellerNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01#2 BestsellerNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01About ExpectationsNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01AnthemNo cowritersInstrumental
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Are You My Friend?No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01BeginningsHal DavidExact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Big Pitch (the) (Pitching Book)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Blessed EventNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Book Tour (On My Way) (the)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Can't Get You Off My MindHal David
Traci Nash
Paula Pierre
Lamont Porter
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Dingle BlowingtitsNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01For MimsyNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Guy with BlocksNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Guy's Theme (Guy's Different)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Heartache RevisitedNo cowritersAKA Guy Revisited
From Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Irv Leaves PartyNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Irv ReadsNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Irv Wurn, Onassis TagNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Isn't She GreatNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Isn't She Great CuesNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01J. in Duck PondNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Late Lunch (the)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Love Theme (the Falling in Love)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Lunch at Lindy'sNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01MakeupNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Mass LoveNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Niggaz StrugglinAaron Tyler
Alaric Simon
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
2000-01-01Overture 2000No cowritersFrom 72nd Oscars March 29, 2000
Exact publication date unknown
2000-02-18Don't Give UpDavid KozFirst recorded by Dave Koz
2000-03-03Hood Took Me UnderAaron Tyler
Michael Bryant
Hal David
Samples Walk on By
2000-04-04Beautiful OnesHal David
Mary J. Blige
Cecil Ward
Chucky Thompson
Rich Harrison
Samples The April Fools
2000-05-16What You Think All the Guns Is ForRodney Terence Argent
Michael Colon
Mack David
Matt Noble
Anthony Treglia
Barney Williams
Samples Warning
2000-06-05Walking TallTim RiceFrom Stuart Little
First recorded by Lyle Lovett
2000-06-06Do What I Gotta DoDarren Lighty
Clifton Lighty
Edward O. Ferrell, III
Bale'wa M. Muhammad
Jamie Wilson
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
2000-08-16More DangerousJames Lloyd
Nashiem Myrick
Ostin Harvey
Christopher Wallace
Jamel Fisher
Travell Coleman
Julian Garfield
Hal David
Samples Warning
Burt Bacharach, Bob Fead

Billboard Janruary 29, 2000

RECORDING SESSIONS

Co-produced "Platinum Date" for Zeebra's Based On a True Story album.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
London, EnglandRoyal Albert Hall2000-06-30
Dublin, IrelandNational Concert Hall2000-07-22
Denver, COParamount Theatre2000-09-10
San Francisco, CAPalace Of Fine Arts2000-10-04
Phoenix, AZCelebrity Theatre2000-10-05

 

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BURT BACHARACH: CANDY 2001

Bacharach received the 10th Polar Music Prize for lifetime achievement in music from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Bacharach performed at the after-awards banquet with Carola Haggvast, Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie Von Otter.

On April 7 and 14, 2001, Bacharach was interviewed on "Walk on By: the Story of Popular Song."

Featured in the A&E Network "Biography" seres "Hitmakers: the Teens Who Stole Pop Music." A one hour special "Burt Bacharach" was show on august 31.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2001

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2001-01-01Better Than ExpectedB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Big in Chicago, Big in JapanB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01CandyTim Wheeler
Hal David

Samples Make It Easy on Yourself

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ash: 10/13/2001 to 11/3/2001--20

2001-01-01Drive to ConnecticutNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Hello Connecticut (Drive to Connecticut)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Henry's FanfareNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Her Name Is CharlotteNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01In My DreamsSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Tonio K.
2001-01-01Leave It to the GirlsSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Leave It Up to the GirlsSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Tonio K.
2001-01-01Montage Book #2No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Morning MistNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Nothing in This WorldNigel LowisExact publication date unknown
First recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck
2001-01-01On My WayHal DavidFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Dionne Warwick
2001-01-01Pitching BookNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01PressteamstersNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01ProposalNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Radio CityNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01SenoritaJustin Langlands
David Henley
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Sexual Me, Sexual YouNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Shake It DaddyHal David
Winston Rogers
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01So EasyHal David
Royskopp

Samples Blue on Blue

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Royskopp: 8/17/2002 to 9/7/2002--21

2001-01-01SomedaySteven KrikorianExact publication date is unknown
First recorded by Carola
2001-01-01They EatNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Tree (the)No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Valley PremiereNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01VictoryNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Victory at a PriceNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Visit GuyNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01Yes, They Said Yes!No cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-01-01You and ISteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
2001-01-01You Wouldn't UseNo cowritersFrom Isn't She Great
Exact publication date unknown
2001-04-19I Can't Go to SleepHal David
Robert Diggs
Dennis Coles
Isaac Hayes
Samples Walk on By

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS

May 11, with Carola Haggvist in Stockholm, Sweden. Played piano on "Someday."

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Tulsa, OK 2001-05-18
Kettering, OHFraze Pavilion2001-06-23
Atlantic City, NJHilton2001-10-19
Atlantic City, NJHilton2001-10-20
Portland, OR 2001-11-10
Portland, OR 2001-11-11
Portland, OR 2001-11-12
Salem, ORWillamette University2001-11-13
Tiffin, OHRitz Theatre2001-11-17
Mentor, OHPerforming Arts Center2001-11-18

 

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BURT BACHARACH: ALWAYS 2002

Bacharach, Hal David and Dionne Warwick were honored by the National Academy Of Recording Arts and Sciences New York Heroes Award on December 11.

July 27, 2002, the film Austin Powers in Goldmember went into national release. Bacharach made a cameo appearance and "Alfie" became "What's it All About Austin." Burt participated in the film's promotion by doing an interview with VH1 in early July.

August 13, 2002, Burt Bacharach appeared on the television show "American Idol."

NARAS New York Heroes Award

Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Hal David 2002

Billboard December 28, 2002

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2002

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2002-01-01AlwaysHal DavidFrom Luv 
Exact publication date unknown
2002-01-01City ExpanseLewis Parker 
Hal David
 
2002-01-01Feel the LoveGerry Goffin 
Carole Bayer Sager
Exact publication date unknown
2002-01-01Get Back to DetroitB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2002-01-01Love's (Still) the AnswerSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown 
First recorded by Ornella Vanoni
2002-01-01NapsackHal David 
Shyheim Franklin 
Arby Quinn
Exact publication date unknown
2002-01-01PussycatJerry Duplessis 
Jeal Nel Wycliff 
Hal David"
Samples What's New Pussycat? 
Exact publication date unknown
2002-01-01Pussycat (Street Mix)Jerry Duplessis 
Marvin Craig 
Hal David 
Thomas Sherby et al
Samples What's New Pussycat? 
Exact publication date unknown
2002-01-01What's in GoodbyeCathy DennisExact publication date unknown 
First recorded by Will Young
2002-01-01Who Needs EnemiesKieron Mahon 
Hal David 
David Hammond 
Jonathan Harper 
Ben Gautry 
Daniel Fisher 
Tom Bellamy

Exact publication date unknown

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY 
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Cooper Temple Clause: 5/18/2002 to 6/1/2002--22

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Kansas City, MO 2002-01-11
Kansas City, MO 2002-01-12
Fort Wayne, IN 2002-03-08
Fort Wayne, IN 2002-03-09
San Diego, CA 2002-03-15
San Diego, CA 2002-03-16
Escondido, CA 2002-03-17
Biloxi, MSGrand Casino2002-04-25
Atlanta, GA 2002-05-17
Atlanta, GA 2002-05-18
Rochester, NYNULL2002-05-25
Detroit, MIMusic Hall2002-06-28
London, EnglandHammersmith Apollo2002-07-27
Liverpool, EnglandKings Dock2002-07-28
Liverpool, EnglandKings Dock2002-07-28
Edinburgh, ScotlandPlayhouse2002-07-29
Seattle, WA 2002-08-15
Denver, COUniversal Lending Pavilion2002-08-16
Saratoga, CAMountain Winery2002-08-17
Glenside, PAKeswick Theatre2002-10-18
Allentown, PASymphony Hall2002-10-20
Green Bay, WIOneida Casino2002-11-16
West Palm Beach, FLKravis Center2002-12-15

 

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BURT BACHARACH: SLOW JAMZ 2003

 

I found out during concerts that you have to be very careful, when you have so much known material, [about] how much new material you can get away with--and where you can get away with it.--Burt Bacharach Billboard May 3, 2003

Our style probably has more to do with originality than formula.--Hal David Billboard May 3, 2003

 

Burt Bacharach and Hal David 2003

Billboard May 24, 2003

On May 4, 2003, "The Look of Love—The Songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David" opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. It was initially set for a limited run through June 15, 2003. "So many of the songs were born with the sound—the instruments and arrangements—going along with them. That's the record mentality, and Don (Sebesky) had that foundation. I made some suggestions: I fought real hard for the size of the band, which was influenced by economics and the size of the orchestra pit."

On May 29, Burt Bacharach presented Elvis Costello with ASCAP's highest honor, the Founders Award. 

On November 11, Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach was released. Bacharach arranged, conducted and produced the album. When the album made the Billboard Hot 200 chart, the magazine reported it was Bacharach's seventh album to chart and  that it had been 36 years and one month since Reach Out charted in October 1967.

On November 12, the duo appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

I'd play the piano and listen to Ronnie [Isley] sing "This Guy's In Love With You" and think 'Look where this could go.' Just see where the singer leads you because the guy's a great, great singer. So I'd listen to a work tape on a boom box and hear a lick he sang and make a notation ajd just write it into the arrangement. You've got to give Ronnie room. You don't overwrite or get too busy. That's why we couldn't have done 'God Give Me Strength." It's too restrictive--too many words. I wanted him to have a reson to move away from the melody....You're privileged if you're good enough to depart from the origial versions, and he's more than good enough--and you want him to! --Burt Bacharach Billboard October 11, 2003

 

Reissues of Bacharach's recordings for the year included What the World Needs Now: Bacharach Classics and Rare Bacharach I.

Bacharach appeared on the television show American Idol. with the show's ten finalists. The song they worked on was "What the World Needs Now." It was recorded and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also licensed for television commercials for Sandals Resorts and the perfume Calvin Klein's Eternity. 

Ashanti's song "Rain On Me" that sampled "The Look Of Love" made the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The last Bacharach-David Top 10 was "Warning" that sampled "Walk On By"  in March 1995.

Bacharach guested on Chris Botti's album A Thousand Kisses Deep with "The Look Of Love."

December 20, 2003, "McCormick Presents Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice" aired. It was taped in September. Aretha Franklin, James Ingram and Michael McDonald added their talent to the music.

Burt Bacharach 2003 ASCAP Awards

Billboard May 31, 2003

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2003

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2003-01-01Fall in LoveHal David
Garry Glenn
Osten Harvey
Emmanuel Riggins
Christopher Wallace
Erica Wright
AKA Your Funeral
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Find It in Your HeartMark Cawley
Eliot John Kennedy
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Hearts Don't LieKristian Carl Marcus Lundin
Andreas Michael Carlsson
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Hungry Years (the)Christian PerrinsExact publication date unknown
2003-01-01I Ain't Done Loving You YetTodd Cheek
Cherrese Y. Arrington
Foster Bradley
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Quand Ils Rentraient Chez EuxHal David
Phillippe Tristan Fragione
Geoffrey Mussard
Abdelmale K. Brahimi
Samples I Wake Up Crying
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Rest in PeaceHal David
Dean Mouton
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Slow JamzHal David
Kanye West
Carl Mitchell

Samples A House Is Not a Home
Exact publication date unknown

US R&B CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Twista: 1/29/2003 to 5/15/2004--1

2003-01-01Thug By HeartHal David
Michael Bell
Tokina Ellis
Steven Howse
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Wholesome WindfallGeorge Hatvani
Grant Hanrahan
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
2003-01-01Without YouHal David
Nahum Grymes
Rodney Jerkins
Taurian Shropshire
Mitchah Williams
Exact publication date unknown
2003-02-02Forget the GoodbyesLeslie Mills 
2003-07-28TroubleChiara Civello 
2003-08-11Rain on MeAndre Parker
Irving Lorenzo
Ashanti Douglas

Samples The Look of Love

US ADULT CONTEMP. CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ashanti: 8/30/2003 to 1/31/2004--2

BRITAIN CHART HISTORY
ARTIST NAME -- CHART DATES -- PEAK 
Ashanti: 11/1/2003 to 11/29/2003--19

2003-08-14If Love Was That WayDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
First recorded by Nana Mouskouri
2003-09-09Paint It BlueSteven Krikorian 
2003-10-07Last Three Minutes (the)Andre Romell Young 
2003-10-31Walk AwayCarly Simon
Carole Bayer Sager
 
2003-11-11Count on MeSteve KrikorianFirst recorded by Tonio K.
2003-11-18Falling Out of LoveJerry Leiber
Jed Leiber
 
2003-12-05Southern Fried IntroJames Brown
Fred Wesley
Lyn Collins
Charles Bobbit
Hal David
Christopher Bridges
Samples Walk on By

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 2003

Co-produced, arranged, conducted Here I Am: Isley Meets Bacharach album released on November 11, 2003.

Aretha Franklin: arranged and produced "Falling Out Of Love" on the album So Damn Happy released September 16.

Produced American Idol Season 2: All-time Classic American Love Songs released April 29.

Carly Simon: piano, vocal on "White Christmas"

Steve Tyrell: arranged "This Guy's In Love With You" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" on the album This Guy's In Love.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Houston, TXJones Hall for the Performing Arts2003-05-24
Los Angeles, CA 2003-11-06
Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Hall2003-11-13
Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall2003-11-28
Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall2003-11-29
Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall2003-11-30

 

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BURT BACHARACH: ON THE CHARTS 2004

On March 6, Fred Bronson reported in Billboard:  (1) "Slow Jamz" by Twista peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Jamz" sampled "A House Is Not a Home." It was Bacharach's seventh No.1. Billboard reported that between Bacharach's first No. 1 in 1968 with "This Guy's In Love With You"  to date was 35 years and eight months.  (2) Cyndi Lauper's recording of "Walk On By" was a club play hit on the Billboard Dance Chart.  (3) The White Stripes recording of "I Just Don't What to Do With Myself" marked Bacharach and David's first single on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart. (4) Steve Tyrell's This Guy's In Love album was No. 3 on the Top Jazz Album chart.

On June 10 the Songwriters Hall of Fame Towering Song Award included "What the World Needs Now Is Love."

On June 22 the American Film Institutes "AFI's 100 Years...100 songs: American's Greatest Music In the Movies" aired on television with a Bacharach interview.

Janet Jackson recorded "I Want You" that sampled "Close to You." The song was released on February 22. It was RIAA certified as a platinum single.

Bacharach was a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on January 15, 2004. 
On November 5, 2004, Universal released Something Big: the Complete A&M Years...And More. This was a five disc set with booklet discussing the 110 tracks in the set.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SETLISTS 2004

What the World Needs Now Is Love 
MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over 
       Walk on By 
       Reach Out for Me 
       This Guy's in Love with You 
       I Say a Little Prayer 
       Trains and Boats and Planes 
       Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa 
       Wishin' and Hopin' 
       Always Something There to Remind Me 
One Less Bell to Answer 
You'll Never Get to Heaven 
I'll Never Fall in Love Again 
Bond Street 
Message to Michael 
MEDLEY: Blue on Blue 
       Only Love Can Break a Heart 
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose? 
Anyone Who Had a Heart 
MEDLEY: Magic Moments 
       Story of My Life 
       The Blob 
       Tower of Strength 
God Give Me Strength 
They Long to Be Close To You 
MEDLEY: The Look of Love 
       Arthur's Theme 
       What's New Pussycat? 
       April Fools 
       Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head 
       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
       Making Love 
       Wives and Lovers 
       Alfie 
       A House is Not a Home 
That's What Friends Are For 
Windows of the World 
What the World Needs Now Is Love 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Knoxville, TNCivic Coliseum2004-03-12
Toronto, CanadaRoy Thomson Hall2004-04-02
Long Island, NY 2004-06-26
Jacksonville, ORBritt Festival Pavilion2004-07-01
Jacksonville, ORBritt Festival Pavilion2004-07-02
Saratoga, CAMountain Winery2004-07-03
Moderna, ItalyMuVi2004-07-13
Pescara, ItalyTeatro Gabriele D’Annunzio2004-07-15
Umbria, Italy 2004-07-16
Lucca, Italy 2004-07-17
Lucca, Italy 2004-07-19
San Diego, CA 2004-08-27
Charlotte, NCBelk Theatre2004-10-01

RECORDING SESSIONS

Kenny G: piano on "Alfie" on At Last...the Duets Album

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BURT BACHARACH: AT THIS TIME 2005

Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Pop Album, At This Time. "In Out Time" was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. Grammy nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album At This Time

At This Time was released on November 1. Unique to this album was Bacharach wrote lyrics to his songs. With his lyricists, he only offered ideas or suggestions but did not write the overall lyric.

 

This is coming from a guy who's written love songs all his life. I've never rocked the boat, never been political. But there's no other way: I had to speak my heart with my music and words, too.-...I was working with structures that weren't like a normal song...no vocal starting at the top and going to the end....Dre gave me these loops, and as confining and challenging as they are, the sound is extraordinary and they're a great foundation to work over....There's always an underlying hope. Even at the end, love is always there, "always taking aim."-Burt Bacharach, Billboard November 12, 2005

 

October 21, 2005, Burt Bacharach and Rufus Wainwright were guests on Later with Jools Holland in Great Britain.
November 11, 2005, Bacharach appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show.

"Slow Jamz" won at ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Award in the R&B/Hip Hop category.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2005

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2005-01-01College ParkHal David
Lamon Brown
Dana Greenhow
Laron Johnson
Lee McCallum
Exact publication date unknown
2005-01-01Crashing BodyNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2005-01-01Feu de Paille Feu de JoiNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2005-01-01Fragments en DessousNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2005-01-01Go Go DancerHal David
Yashuharu Konishi
Exact publication date unknown
2005-01-01How Does It Feel to Look Like Candy?Adam Franklin
Hal David
Jimmy Hartridge
Exact publication date unknown
2005-01-01I'm Gonna Love You This WayDenise Rich
Taja Sevelle
Exact publication date unknown
2005-01-01In Your DreamSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
2005-11-01Always Taking AimSteven KrikorianFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Can't Give It UpSteven KrikorianFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14DangerNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14DreamsChris Botti
Steven Krikorian
AKA Dreams Will Come
2005-11-14Fade AwayNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Go Ask ShakespeareSteven KrikorianFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Is Love Enough?Steven KrikorianFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Please ExplainDenaun Porter
Steven Krikorian
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Where Did It Go?Printz Board
Steven Krikorian
First recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-11-14Who Are These People?Steven KrikorianFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach
2005-12-20BeefCarlos Broady
Sean Combs
Nashiem Myrick
Christopher Wallace
Hal David
Phil Hurtt
Kaz Tabata
Kejuan Waliek Muchita
Bunny Sigler
Albert J. Johnson
 
2005-12-21In Our TimeNo cowritersFirst recorded by Burt Bacharach

RECORDING SESSIONS 2005

Composed, arranged, wrote lyrics, played keyboards and produced At This Time album released November 1, 2005

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Dallas, TXMyerson Symphony Center2005-03-05
Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun2005-05-08
Los Angeles, CAThe Grove2005-11-20

 

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BURT BACHARACH: SAMPLED RECORDINGS 2006

On May 24, 2006, Burt appeared on the television show "American Idol." 

In August, some 13 years since it last appeared, Back to Bacharach and David had an engagement in San Diego, CA. Of this production Bacarch said, "I saw this show...and was quite impressed with the presentation and the musicality. I have always been very particular about how my music is presented on stage and have had some disappointments in the past. Steve Gunderson's musicality and Kathy Najimy's direction makes this a very exciting prospect for me." (Playbill, April 19, 2009) Hal David also saw the San Diego production.

On September 12, Bacharach was one of the performers saluting Johnny Mathis as he received the Society of Singers' Ella Award.

On October 24, 2006, Bacharach appeared on Nip/Tuck.

November 16, Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and Elton John received the Black AIDS Institutes's Heoroes in the Struggle Award.

Burt Bacharach Official Biography

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2006

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2006-01-01EverydayNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2006-01-01For Once in My LifeNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2006-01-01He Say She SayHal David 
Lupe Fiasco
Samples The Last One to Be Loved 
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01Knocking Pictures Off the WallOstin Harvey 
Jermaine Dupri 
Hal David 
Christopher Wallace 
Walter Palamarchuk, et al
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01Last Day of the Miner's StrikeJarvis Cocker 
Candida Doyle 
Mark Weber 
Steve Mackey 
Nick Banks 
Richard Hawley
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01Life WalkerSteven Krikorian 
Jerry Leiber 
Mori Masakazu
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01R.A.G.U. (Ghostface Killah)Hal David 
Dennis Coles 
Peter Phillips 
Corey Woods
Samples The Look of Love 
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01This Is the Mob for LifeMessy Marv 
San Quinn 
Husaah & the Jacka 
Hal David">
Samples The Look of Love 
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01Up the PunksHal David 
Hughes Benton 
Ben Horner 
Barry Smith
AKA Sister Woo 
Exact publication date unknown
2006-01-01Your Eyes of GoldHal David 
Jason Nesmith
Exact publication date unknown
Burt Bacharach Grammy Awards 2006

Burt Bacharach 2006 Grammy Awards (Billboard March 4, 2006)

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Raleigh, NC 2006-02-25
Vancouver, CanadaOrpheum2006-03-06
San Francisco, CAPalace Of Fine Arts2006-03-09
Pala, CAPala Casino Spa & Resort2006-03-19
New Brunswick, NJState Theatre2006-04-01
New York, NYB.B. King Blues Club & Grill2006-04-03
New York, NYB.B. King Blues Club & Grill2006-04-04
Ravenna, ItalyPala de Andre2006-07-12
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2006-08-20
Cerritos, CACenter for Performing Arts2006-08-27
Denver, COParamount Theatre2006-09-16
Coachella, CASpotlight 29 Casino2006-11-04

RECORDING SESSIONS

Trijntje Oosterhuis: liner notes for The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook); piano on "This House Is Empty Now" and "Waiting For Charlie (to Come Home)"

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BURT BACHARACH: AMERICAN IDOL 2007

Bacharach appeared in the finale of American Idol.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2007

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2007-01-01CrashHal David
Evan Bogart
Jonathan Rotem
Lucy Walsh
Samples Always Something There to Remind Me
Exact publication date unknown
2007-01-01FreestyleJ.R. Writer
Hal David
Samples The Look of Love
First recorded by J. R. Writer
Exact publication date unknown
2007-01-01It's YouHal David
Barnaby Williams
Exact publication date unknown
2007-01-01Little Sleep, a Little Slumber (a)B. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2007-01-01On the GrindHal David
Paul Slayton
Leslie Pridgen
Latrice Slayton
Leroy Williams
Sample
Exact publication date unknown
2007-01-01Pretty WorldNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2007-01-01Waltzing GoodbyeCathy DennisExact publication date unknown
2007-07-07It Was YouSteven Krikorian 

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Los Angeles, CAWalt Disney Concert Hall2007-02-27
Los Angeles, CAWalt Disney Concert Hall2007-06-05
Perth, AustraliaBurswood Theatre2007-07-01
Brisbane, AustraliaConvention & Exhibit Centre2007-07-06
Brisbane, AustraliaConvention & Exhibit Centre2007-07-07
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2007-07-10
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2007-07-11
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2007-07-12
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2007-07-13
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2007-07-14
Auckland, New ZealandVector Arena2007-07-20
Richmond, CanadaRiver Rock Casino2007-09-15
Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun2007-10-25
Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun2007-10-26
Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun2007-10-27
Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun2007-10-28
Aspen, COWheeler Opera House2007-12-27

RECORDING SESSIONS

Trijntje Oosterhuis: piano on In Between the Heartaches," "Whoi'll Speak For Love," "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself" on Who'll Speak For Love (Burt Bacharach Songbook II) 

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BURT BACHARACH: FOR THE CHILDREN 2008

Bacharach received NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.

On July 12 Bacharach performed at the Grammy Foundation Benefit Starry Night tribute. The honoree was Sir George Martin.

Burt Bacharach Live at the Sydney Opera Housewas debuted on October 7, 2008. Bacharach supported the CD by debuting it on QVC with performance and interview. Official release date was set for October 20.

On October 23, 2008, Bacharach appeared on The One Show.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2008

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2008-01-01HawaiiHal DavidExact publication date unknown
2008-01-01Llave del AmorNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2008-01-01Lost and FoundB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2008-01-01LoveHal DavidAKA Love Theme 
Exact publication date unknown
2008-01-01Platinum DateTakako Asahina 
Ryosuke Imai 
Youn Jee 
Zeefdruk Zeebra
First recorded by Zeebra 
Exact publication date unknown
2008-01-01What Love Can DoSteven Krikorian 
Brian Wilson
Exact publication date unknown
2008-06-08Look at MeHal David 
2008-06-18Ready to Be Done with YouSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers
2008-06-18Welcome to My WorldSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers
2008-06-30New York, I Love YouSteven Sater 
2008-08-12What Can I DoSteven Krikorian 
2008-10-27For the ChildrenNo cowriters 

RECORDING SESSIONS 2008

Produced, played piano, conducted, sang on Burt Bacharach Live at the Sydney Opera House.

Official Biography 2008

Steve Tyrell: arranged, piano, produced "This Guy's In Love," "What the World Needs Now," "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself,"and arranged "One Less Bell to Answer," 

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Honolulu, HIBlaisdell Center2008-01-04
Honolulu, HIBlaisdell Center2008-01-05
Honolulu, HIBlaisdell Center2008-01-06
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2008-01-31
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2008-02-01
Dalwood, AustraliaWyndham Estate Winery2008-02-02
Melbourne, AustraliaHamer Hall2008-02-06
Melbourne, AustraliaHamer Hall2008-02-07
Melbourne, AustraliaHamer Hall2008-02-08
Melbourne, AustraliaHamer Hall2008-02-09
Tokyo, JapanKokusai Forum2008-02-16
Tokyo, JapanKokusai Forum2008-02-17
Sagamihara, JapanGreen Hall Sagami-Oono2008-02-20
Osaka, JapanFestival Hall2008-02-22
Tacoma, WAHotel Murano2008-03-08
Las Vegas, NVWestgate Las Vegas Resort2008-05-08
Las Vegas, NVWestgate Las Vegas Resort2008-05-09
Las Vegas, NVWestgate Las Vegas Resort2008-05-10
Las Vegas, NVWestgate Las Vegas Resort2008-05-11
Princeton, NJMcCarter Theatre2008-06-07
North Bethesda, MDStrathmore2008-06-08
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2008-07-20
Denver, COBoettcher Concert Hall2008-09-27
Phoenix, AZOrpheum Theatre2008-09-28
Montreal, CanadaEglise St. Jean Baptiste2008-10-01
Rama, CanadaCasino Rama2008-10-02
Montreal, CanadaEglise St. Jean Baptiste2008-10-03
Utica, NYStanley Theatre2008-10-05
London, EnglandRoundhouse2008-10-22
London, England 2008-10-24
Rome, ItalyAuditrium Concilazione2008-10-28
Newport News, VaFerguson Center2008-11-13

 

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BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SETLISTS 2008

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Walk on By
This Guy's in Love with You
I Say a Little Prayer
Trains and Boats and Planes
Wishin' and Hopin'
Always Something There to Remind Me
One Less Bell to Answer
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Only Love
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Stop
Are You Falling Out of Love?
God Give Me Strength
Magic Moments
Who Are These People?
They Long to Be Close to You
For the Children
The Look of Love
Arthur's Theme
What's New Pussycat?
The April Fools
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Making Love
Alfie
Who'll Speak for Love?
That's What Friends Are For
Any Day Now
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over
       Walk on By
       This Guy's in Love with You
       I Say a Little Prayer
       Trains and Boats and Planes
       Wishin' and Hopin'
       Always Something There to Remind Me
MEDLEY: One Less Bell to Answer
       I'll Never Fall in Love Again
       Only Love Can Break a Heart
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
God Give Me Strength
MEDLEY: Magic Moments
       The Story of My Life
       The Blob
       Tower of Strength

Go Ask Shakespeare
In Our Time
They Long to Be Close to You
For the Children
Falling Out of Love
Who'll Speak for Love
MEDLEY: The Look of Love
       Arthur's Theme
       What's New Pussycat?
       The World Is a Circle
       The April Fools
       Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
       Making Love
       Wives and Lovers
       Alfie
       A House Is Not a Home
That's What Friends Are For
Any Day Now
What the World Needs Now Is Love

What the World Needs Now Is Love
MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over
       Walk on By
       This Guy's in Love with You
       I Say a Little Prayer
       Trains and Boats and Planes
       Wishin' and Hopin'
       Always Something There to Remind Me
New York Lady
MEDLEY: One Less Bell to Answer
       I'll Never Fall in Love Again
       Only Love Can Break a Heart
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Make It Easy on Yourself
They Long to Be Close to You
Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa
Baby, It's You
MEDLEY: The Look of Love
       Arthur's Theme
       What's New Pussycat?
       The World Is a Circle
       April Fools
       Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
       Alfie
       A House Is Not a Home
MEDLEY: Any Day Now
       Magic Moments
       The Story of My Life
       The Blob
       Tower of Strength
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

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BURT BACHARACH: SOME LOVERS 2009

From April 19 through May 17 Back to Bacharach and David was on stage at the Music Box @ Fonda on Hollywood Boulevard.

Warner/Chappell now administered New Hidden Valley Music in the U.K. and Ireland, the U.S., Canda, Scandinavia, Israel, Italy, and Greece.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2009

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2009-01-01Another StartSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Aren't We?Steven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Every Other HourSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Girl Who Sang My Songs (the)Steven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Hit for You (a)Steven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Hold MeSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01It's All GoodHal David 
Trevor Smith
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Living With a GhostSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Lot Of You Left In My Day (a)Steven SaterFrom New York Animals
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Love Me for An HourSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01MagicJulee Cruise 
Hal David 
Wilhelm Leeb 
Benjamin Muhoberac 
Carman Rizzo, Jr.
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01MollySteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Only Music I Understand (the)Steven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Thousand Things That Were You (a)Steven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Another StartWhen I Was YouFrom New York Animals
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-01Window Shoppin' and Dreamin' DreamsSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers 
Exact publication date unknown
2009-01-27Oh the Way You Love MeSteven Sater 
2009-02-02How the Heart KnowsSteven Sater 
2009-02-02Something That Was BeautifulSteven Sater 
2009-02-02This ChristmasSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers
2009-04-07HushSteven SaterFrom Some Lovers
2009-04-07Just Walk AwaySteven SaterFrom Some Lovers

RECORDING SESSIONS

Produced "This Guy's In Love With You" and "Any Day Now" for John Pagano's album Pure Imagination.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SETLIST 2009

What the World Needs Now Is Love 
MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over 
       Walk on By 
       This Guy's in Love with You 
       I Say a Little Prayer 
       Trains and Boats and Planes 
       Wishin' and Hopin' 
       Always Something There to Remind Me 
MEDLEY: One Less Bell to Answer 
       I'll Never Fall in Love Again 
       Only Love Can Break a Heart 
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose 
MEDLEY: Magic Moments 
       The Story of My Life 
       The Blob 
       Tower of Strength 
Anyone Who Had a Heart 
Make It Easy on Yourself 
On My Own 
Go Ask Shakespeare 
God Give Me Strength 
They Long to Be Close to You 
MEDLEY: The Look of Love 
       Arthur's Theme 
       What's New Pussycat? 
       The World Is a Circle 
       The April Fools 
       Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head 
       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 
       Making Love 
       Wives and Lovers 
       Alfie 
Baby It's You 
A House Is Not a Home 
Any Day Now 
That's What Friends Are For 
What the World Needs Now Is Love 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
San Remo, ItalyTeatro Arison2009-02-19
Curitiba, BrazilTeatro Positivo2009-04-11
Porto Alegre, BrazilTeatro do Sesi2009-04-13
Sao Paulo, BrazilVia Funchal2009-04-15
Sao Paulo, BrazilVia Funchal2009-04-16
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilVivo Rio2009-04-18
Antwerp, BelgiumElisabeth Center2009-07-09
Rotterdam, NetherlandsAhoy2009-07-11
Rotterdam, NetherlandsAhoy2009-07-12
Oslo, Norway 2009-07-13
Langesund, Norway 2009-07-14
Umbria, ItalyStadio Comunale2009-07-16
Lucca, ItalyPiazza Napoleone2009-07-18
Taormina, ItalyTeatro Greco2009-07-20
Rome, ItalyAuditorium Parco della Musica2009-07-24
Malaga, SpainTeatro Cervantes2009-07-26
Madrid, SpainEscenario Puerta del Angel2009-07-29
San Diego, CABayside Performance Park2009-08-16
Milan, ItalyPiazza del Duomo2009-12-19

 

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2011       2012       2013       2014       2015       2016       2017       2018      2019      

BURT BACHARACH: WHERE DOES LOVE GO 2010

Broadway revival of Promises, Promises starred Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. It added "I Say a Little Prayer" and "A House Is Not a Home" to the original score.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2010

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2010-01-01Just Walk on ByHal David
Lionel Cole
E Jay
Randy Jackson
Coscelyn Stoker
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Kaleidoscope SkiesHal David
Rolf Ellmer
Markus Loeffel
Plavka Lonich
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Krazy Wit Da BooksHal David
Christopher Charity
Willie Hines
Derek Lynch
Andre Weston
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Make It BetterHal David
Kanye West
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Make It EasyHal David
A. Smith
C. Calica
Daniel Harrison
P. J. Stennett
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01MarriageNo cowritersExact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Midnight MassacreMarlon Lu'ree Williams
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01MortoDaniel JoaoExact publication date unknown
2010-01-01On the Flip SideHal DavidExact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Revelations 2010Hal David
Shawn Carter
Raheem DeVaughn
Irving Lorenzo
Samples The Look of Love
Exact publication date unknown
2010-01-01Where Does Love GoSteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
2010-08-24Thrill Is Gone (the)Hal David
James Ho
Kawan Prather
Jessyca Wilson
Thomas Callaway
Samples The Look of Love
2010-12-21If I Fall in Love AgainHal David
Keyshia Cole
Osten Harvey
Christopher Wallace
Wytony Dillon
Mario Myers
Samples Warning

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
West Palm Beach, FLKravis Center2010-01-09
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2010-03-04
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2010-08-08
Auckland, New ZealandSpark Arena2010-11-05
Christchurch, New ZealandArena2010-11-07
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2010-11-11
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2010-11-12
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2010-11-13
Adelaide, AustraliaEntertainment Centre2010-11-23

 

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BURT BACHARACH SONGS AND CONCERTS IN 2011

On March 29, When Ronan Met Burt was released. Bacharach was one of the album's producers.

On October 13, 2011, Bacharach appeared on the television show TMZ on TV.

December 7, 2011, Bacharach's new musical "Some Lovers" premiered in San Diego, CA. Steven Sater created the book and lyrics for the show.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2011

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2011-01-01Once Upon a TimeB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2011-01-01One Woman's InsanityUltra Nate
Sean Spencer
Hal David
Exact publication date unknown
2011-01-01Play This JointHal David
Aaron Durst
Isaac Hayes
Marquis Lenox
Daniel Taylor
Exact publication date unknown
2011-01-01Shark Ridden WatersHal David
Gruffudd Rhys
Samples It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Exact publication date unknown
First recorded by Gruff Rhys
Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Hal David

Billboard November 5, 2011

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS 2011

Produced, conducted, played keyboards, the Ronan Keating album When Ronan Met Burt released on March 31, 2011.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center2011-02-12
Solana Beach, CABelly Up2011-02-14
Rome, ItalyAuditorium Parco della Musica2011-07-03
Lucca, ItalyPiazza Napoleone2011-07-05
Milan, ItalyArena Civica2011-07-06
Aosta, ItalyForte de Bard2011-07-08
Lucca, ItalyPiazza Napoleone2011-07-10
Taormina, ItalyTeatro Greco2011-07-12
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2011-08-07

 

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BURT BACHARACH: 2012

March 13, Bacharach appeared on L.A. Tonight with Roy Firestone.

On May 8 and 9 the Library of Congress Gershwin Award was given to Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The celebration included receiving the award at The White House during a tribute concert. The concert was broadcast on May 21, 2012.

RIAA and NEA's Top 365 Songs of the 20th Century included these Bacharach songs:
171. Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head by B. J. Thomas
193. (They Lone to Be) Close to You by Carpenters
208. What the World Needs Now Is Love by Jackie DeShannon
261. Walk on By by Dionne Warwick
292. That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick and Friends

Among the million-selling songs:
Alfie
Always Something There to Remind Me (There's)
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
I Say a Little Prayer
The Look of Love
One Less Bell to Answer
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
This Guy's in Love with You
Walk on By
What the World Needs Now Is Love

 

Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick Grammy Museum

Billboard April 21, 2012

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2012

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2012-01-01Night Plane to HeavenNo cowritersInstrumental
2012-01-01No L.O.V.E.Hal David
Teron Beal
David Burrill
Keir Gist
Osten Harvey
Sylvester Jordan
Bale'wa Muhammad
John Pate
Christopher Wallace
Exact publication date unknown
2012-01-01No Love AnywhereNorman GimbelExact publication date unknown
2012-01-01Pennies in a JarNicholle LearyExact publication date unknown
2012-01-01RebeccaHal DavidExact publication date unknown
2012-01-01Real PeopleHal DavidExact publication date unknown
2012-01-01When You Lose SomebodySteven KrikorianExact publication date unknown
2012-01-01When You Love SomebodyAndreas CarlssonExact publication date unknown
2012-12-21RaindropsHal David
Zsuzanna Ward
Evan Bogart
Peter Phillips
Samples Raindrops Keep Fallin' On MY Head

 

Burt Bacharach, Eunice Davis Gershwin Prize

Billboard May 28, 2012

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Adelaide, AustraliaFestival Theatre2012-04-16
Melbourne, AustraliaRegent Theatre2012-04-19
Melbourne, AustraliaRegent Theatre2012-04-20
Perth, AustraliaRiverside Theatre2012-04-23
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2012-04-26
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2012-04-27
Sydney, AustraliaSydney Opera House2012-04-28
Broadbeach, AustraliaJupiters Theatre2012-05-01
Los Angeles, CAGeffen Playhouse2012-05-22
Louisville, KYExposition Center2012-06-22
San Diego, CABayside Performance Park2012-08-05
Tokyo, JapanKokusai Forum2012-09-06
Tokyo, JapanBillboard Live Tokyo2012-09-11

 

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BURT BACHARACH CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2013

RECORDING SESSIONS 2013

British 6-CD box set "The Best of Burt Bacharach Anyone Who Had a Heart." On May 28, the U.S. 2-CD set of the same title was released.

Burt Bacharach's memoir, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music released on May 7.

In June PBS debuted "Burt Bacharach's Best" as part of its My Music series. the 90-minute television show was a series of video clips of Bacharach and other artists performing his songs.

What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined debuted in New York.

Bacharach and Universal Music Group Publishing (UMPG) reached an agreement that he would write with UMPG's Nashville songwriters. UMPG also administered the entire Bacharach song catalog.

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2013-01-13
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2013-01-14
Las Vegas, NVSmith Center2013-03-28
Ivins, UtahTuacahn Amphitheatre2013-03-29
Curitiba, BrazilTeatro Positivo2013-04-16
Rio de Janeiro, BrazilVivo Rio2013-04-18
Sao Paulo, BrazilTom Brasil2013-04-20
Malmo, SwedenMalmo Opera2013-06-14
Copenhagen, DenmarkKoncerthuset2013-06-15
Bergen, NorwayOle Bull Scene2013-06-17
Oslo, NorwayFolketeateret2013-06-18
Cremona, ItalyPiazza del Comune2013-06-20
Ravenna, ItalyPala de Andre2013-06-22
Rome, ItalyAuditorium Parco della Musica2013-06-23
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2013-06-26
Glasgow, ScotlandRoyal Concert Hall2013-06-28
Edinburgh, ScotlandUsher Hall2013-06-29
Binyamina, IsraelMivtzar Shuni2013-07-02
Bournemouth, EnglandPavilion2013-07-05
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2013-07-07
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2013-08-04
Kiawah Island, SCKiawah Island Golf Resort2013-11-09
Indio, CAFantasy Springs Resort Casino2013-11-23
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2013-12-13
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2013-12-14
Colorado Springs, COPikes Peak Center2013-12-19
Aspen, COWheeler Opera House2013-12-21
Avon, COVilar Performing Arts Center2013-12-22

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SET LISTS

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
One Less Bell to Answer/I'll Never Fall in Love Again/Only Love Can Break a Heart/Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
God Give Me Strength
Waiting for Charlie to Come Home
My Little Red Book
Magic Moments / The Story Of My Life / The Blob / Tower of Strength Make It Easy on Yourself
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love / Arthur's Theme / What's New Pussycat / The World Is a Circle / April Fools / Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance / Making Love / Wives and Lovers / Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
That's What Friends Are For
Every Other Hour
Remember?
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

 

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BURT BACHARACH 2014

Bacharach and Elvis Costelllo were adapting Painted From Memory into a stage production. They were also working on a second musical for Broadway with Mike Myers based on characters from his Austin Powers movies.

One new song was published. "Live to See Another Day" with lyrics by Rudy Perez. The song was written as a response to the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Recorded with the Miami Symphony Orchestra it became a charity recording with proceeds benefiting Sandy Hook Promise.

Hal David's share the Bacharach-David catalog was sold to BMG Rights Management for a reported $42 million. 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SETLIST 2014

What the World Needs Now Is Love
MEDLEY: Don't Make Me Over
       Walk on By
       This Guy's in Love with You
       I Say a Little Prayer
       Trains and Boats and Planes
       Wishin' and Hopin'
       Always Something There to Remind Me
MEDLEY: One Less Bell to Answer
       I'll Never Fall in Love Again
       Only Love Can Break a Heart
       Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
Waiting for Charlie to Come Home
My Little Red Book
MEDLEY: Magic Moments
       The Story of My Life
       The Blob
       Tower of Strength
They Long to Be Close to You
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
MEDLEY: The Look of Love
       Arthur's Theme
       What's New Pussycat?
       The World Is a Circle
       The April Fools
       Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
       The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
       Making Love
       Wives and Lovers
       Alfie
       A House Is Not a Home
Every Other Hour
Hush
Any Day Now
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Biloxi, MSHard Rock Live2014-01-11
Snoqualmie, WASnoqualmie Casino2014-01-23
Brooks, CACashe Creek Casino2014-01-25
Costa Mesa, CASegerstrom Center2014-02-13
Costa Mesa, CASegerstrom Center2014-02-14
Costa Mesa, CASegerstrom Center2014-02-15
Santa Ynez, CAChumash Casino Resort2014-03-06
Scottsdale, AZTalking Stick Resort2014-03-08
Tokyo, JapanNHK Hall2014-04-10
Tokyo, JapanBillboard Live Tokyo2014-04-11
Tokyo, JapanBillboard Live Tokyo2014-04-12
Tokyo, JapanBillboard Live Tokyo2014-04-14
Osaka, JapanNHK Hall2014-04-16
Kyoto, JapanROHM Theatre2014-04-18
Henley-On-Thames, EnglandFestival Grounds2014-07-11
Lyon, FranceGrand Theatre Romain2014-07-14
Ravello, Italy 2014-07-16
Brescia, ItalyTeatro Il Vittoriale2014-07-18
Venice, ItalyVenezia Jazz Festival Grounds2014-07-20
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2014-07-23
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2014-07-26
Birmingham, EnglandSymphony Hall2014-07-28
Edinburgh, ScotlandPlayhouse2014-07-30
Manchester, EnglandBridgewater Hall2014-08-01
Liverpool, EnglandEmpire2014-08-03
Manchester, EnglandBridgewater Hall2014-08-05
Oxford, EnglandNULL2014-08-07
Charibury, EnglandCornbury Park2014-08-09
San Diego, CABayside Performance Park2014-08-17
Beverly Hills, CASaban Theatre2014-09-05
Mission Viejo, CALake Mission Viejo Park2014-09-06
Kansas City, MOKauffman Center2014-11-21
Austin, TXLong Center2014-11-23
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2014-12-10
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2014-12-11

 

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BURT BACHARACH: 2015

Bacharach agreed to score the film Po, the story of a father raising an autistic son.

Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater created an off-Broadway show "New York Animals." The show opened on November 29 for a limited engagement through December 20 at the New Ohio Theather.

BBC4 aired Burt Bacharach: a Life in Song on November 27.The pgram was avarious artist concert at Royal Festival Hall with Bacharach and his band closing the show.

Bacharach and David were #32 on Rolling Stone's Greatest Songwriters Of All Time.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2015

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2015-12-09Heart Is FullBob Hilliard
Christian L+Karlsson
Pontus Winnberg
Andrew Wyatt
Vincent Pontare
Samples Waiting for Charlie to Come Home
Burt Bacharach City Of Hope benefit

Billboard June 27, 2016

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Tucson, AZFox Tucson Theatre2015-01-28
Las Vegas, NVSmith Center2015-01-30
Indio, CAFantasy Springs Resort Casino2015-02-21
Indio, CAFantasy Springs Resort Casino2015-02-22
Durham, NCCarolina Theatre2015-03-04
Red Bank, NJCount Basie Center2015-03-06
Englewood, NJBergen Performing Arts Center2015-03-07
Surrey, EnglandHampton Court Palace2015-06-23
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2015-06-26
Pilton, EnglandWorthy Farm2015-06-27
Manchester, EnglandBridgewater Hall2015-06-30
Birmingham, EnglandSymphony Hall2015-07-01
Nottingham, EnglandRoyal Concert Hall2015-07-03
Cardiff, WalesMillennium Centre2015-07-05
Llangollen, EnglandRoyal Pavilion2015-07-06
Bristol, EnglandColston Hall2015-07-08
Pescara, ItalyTeatro Gabriele D’Annunzio2015-07-10
Rome, ItalyAuditorium Parco della Musica2015-07-11
Tortona, ItalyPiazza Duomo2015-07-13
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2015-08-15
Adelaide, AustraliaEntertainment Centre2015-10-24
Perth, AustraliaCrown Theatre2015-10-26
Melbourne, AustraliaPalais Theatre2015-10-28
Canberra, AustraliaRoyal Theatre2015-10-30
Sydney, AustraliaState Theatre2015-11-01
Sydney, AustraliaState Theatre2015-11-02
Gold Coast, AustraliaStar Gold Coast2015-11-04
Auckland, New ZealandSpark Arena2015-11-07

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SET LISTS

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What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Mexican Divorce
Waiting for Charlie to Come Home
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Any Day Now
Are You There (With Another Girl)
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Baby It's You
Message to Michael
On My Own
Make It Easy on Yourself
Something Big
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme/What's New Pussycat/The World Is a Circle/April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Hush
Carry On
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Waiting for Charlie to Come Home
Come Touch the Sun
My Little Red Book
The Windows of the World
Magic Moments/Tower Of Strength
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Baby It's You
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
Are You There (With Another Girl)
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme/What's New Pussycat/The World Is a Circle/April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Hush
Any Day Now
That's What Friends Are For
 
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/ Walk On By/ This Guy's in Love With You/ I Say a Little Prayer/ Trains and Boats and Planes/ Wishin' and Hopin'/ (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Only Love Can Break a Heart
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Any Day Now
My Little Red Book
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme/What's New Pussycat/The World Is a Circle/April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
  

 

 

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BURT BACHARACH IN 2016

Burt Bacharach received the Newport Beach Film Festival's Legends Award. The award acknowledged his film, television and theater work.

Bacharach wrote the score for the film Po, the story of a single father caring for a son with autism.

"What the World Needs Now" was performed by Broadway for Orlando to support the shooting victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Released on June 20, the next day it was #1 on iTunes. The charity recording supports the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida. Some 60 vocalists plus orchestra contributed.

Burt Bacharach's 10-piece band: keyboardists Bill Cantos and David Joyce, bassist David Coy, percussionist John Ferraro, violinist Elizabeth Chorley, trumpeter/flugelhornist Thomas Ehlen, woodwinds player Dennis Wilson, and vocalists Josie James, John Pagano, and Donna Taylor.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2016

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2016-10-24Weekend (the)Hal David, Beyonce Knowles, Abeel TesfayeSamples Walk On By

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Nashville, TNSchermerhorn Symphony Center2016-03-10
London, EnglandLondon Palladium2016-06-25
Bristol, EnglandColston Hall2016-06-27
Liverpool, EnglandLiverpool Philharmonic Hall2016-06-29
Glynde, EnglandGlynde Place2016-07-01
Glynde, EnglandGlynde Place2016-07-02
Glynde, EnglandGlynde Place2016-07-03
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2016-07-04
Southend-on-Sea, EnglandCliffs Pavilion2016-07-06
Monte Carlo, MonacoSporting Club and Casino2016-07-09
Copenhagen, Denmark 2016-07-10
Reykjavik, IcelandHarpa Eldborg Hall2016-07-12
Solana Beach, CABelly Up2016-08-21
Solana Beach, CABelly Up2016-08-22
Halden, NorwayBrygga Kultursal2016-09-01
Los Angeles, CAUCLA2016-10-01
Seattle, WAJazz Alley2016-10-20
Seattle, WAJazz Alley2016-10-21
Seattle, WAJazz Alley2016-10-22
Seattle, WAJazz Alley2016-10-23
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2016-11-11

RECORDING SESSIONS

Rumer: piano, vocal "This Girl's In Love With You" on This Girl's In Love (a Bacharach & David Songbook)

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BURT BACHARACH'S MUSIC IN 2017

Promises, Promises was on stage in London for the first time since 1969.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2017

 

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2017-06-28ShiningHal David
Jahron Braithwaite
Shawn C. Carter
Beyonce Knowles
Floyd Hills, Khaled Mohammaed Khaled
DJ Khaled
2017-09-01Airport KissNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
2017-09-01Amelia Says GoodbyeNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
2017-01-01Dad PackingNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Dancing With Your hadowBilly MannFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01DrawingNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Family TimeNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-02-01Fish TankNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-02-01Goodbye DadNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-02-01Land Of ColorNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Magic GardenNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Nurses OfficeNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Pier (the)No co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Pirate (the)No co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Rainbow On the WallNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01SchooltimeNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Sherwood ForestNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown
2017-01-01Supermarket LoveNo co-writersFrom A Boy Called Po
Exact publication date unknown

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS

CITYVENUEDATE
Los Angeles, CAUCLA2017-01-13
Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Hall2017-04-10
Los Angeles, CAUCLA2017-06-01
San Francisco, CADavies Symphony Hall2017-06-07
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2017-07-13
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2017-07-14
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2017-07-15
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2017-07-16
Las Vegas, NVSmith Center2017-08-04
Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii2017-10-12
Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii2017-10-13
Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii2017-10-14
Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii2017-10-15

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SET LIST

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/ Walk On By/ I Say a Little Prayer/ Wishin' and Hopin'/ (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Mexican Divorce
Something Big
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Any Day Now
Baby It's You
Message to Michael
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
The Windows of the World
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme/What's New Pussycat/The World Is a Circle/April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
This Guy's in Love With You
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

RECORDING SESSIONS

Burt Bacharach & Tonio K. Original Demos piano, keyboards, vocal

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BURT BACHARACH 2018

“He doesn’t need to collaborate on music. It speaks of his generosity and curiosity to see what happens.”
--Elvis Costello, billboard September 29, 2018

 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS FROM 2018

One new song was written and performed by Bacharach in concert. It was "With a Voice" with lyrics by Billy Mann. The exact publication date is unknown..

Bacharach co-wrote "Live to See Another Day" with Rudy Perez after the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The song was made into a charity recording to support the victims, survivors and families affected by school gun violence. Proceeds went to Sandy Hook Promise. The exact publication date is unknown. In 2018 the song was turned into a music video filmed at Westchester High School in Los Angeles.

 

BURT BACHARACH RECORDING SESSIONS

Bacharach arranged and played piano on "Don't Look Now" and "Photographs Can Lie" foe Elvis Costello's album Look Now.

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERTS 2018

CITYVENUEDATE
Solana Beach, CABelly Up2018-01-17
Rancho Mirage, CAAgua Caliente Casino2018-01-20
Chandler, AZWild Horse Pass Casino2018-03-17
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2018-03-22
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2018-03-23
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2018-03-24
Seattle, WADimitriou’s Jazz Alley2018-03-25
Pittsburgh, PAHeinz Hall2018-04-10
Los Angeles, CADolby Theatre2018-04-21
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2018-07-06
London, EnglandRoyal Festival Hall2018-07-07
Brighton, EnglandBrighton Dome Concert Hall2018-07-09
Oxford, EnglandNew Theatre Oxford2018-07-11
Berlin, GermanyAdmiralspalast Berlin2018-07-14
Aarhus, DenmarkJazz Festival Grounds2018-07-16
Pori, FinlandKirjurinluoto Arena2018-07-19
Milan, ItalyTeatro degli Arcimboldi2018-07-23
Rome, ItalyTeatro Romano di Ostia Anticl2018-07-25
Liverpool, EnglandBolesworth Castle2018-07-27
San Diego, CAEmbarcadero Marina Park2018-08-03
Willemstad, CuracaoSea Jazz Festival Grounds2018-09-01
Cerritos, CACenter for Performing Arts2018-09-14
Modesto, CAGallo Center for the Arts2018-09-22
Carmel, CASunset Center2018-09-29

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SET LISTS

What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Falling Out of Love
My Little Red Book
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
With a Voice
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)/What's New Pussycat?/The World is a Circle/The April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives & Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Mexican Divorce
My Little Red Book
(They Long to Be) Close to You
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
The Windows of the World
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)/What's New Pussycat?/The World is a Circle/The April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives & Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Hush
Any Day Now
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
Mexican Divorce
Something Big
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
Baby It's You
Message to Michael
Make It Easy on Yourself
On My Own
The Windows of the World
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme/What's New Pussycat/The World Is a Circle/April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives and Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Remember?
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
 

 

 

 

 

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BURT BACHARACH 2019

Burt Bacharach and Daniel Tashian began their songwriting collaboration, In June they recorded the Blue Umbrella iEP n Nashville, TN. Bacharach played piano on the recording. 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS 2019

Only one song was published in 2019, It was "Blanket Capes" co-written with Melody Federer. The exact publication date is unknown.

BURT BACHARACH IN CONCERT 2019

CITYVENUEDATE
Rancho Mirage, CAAgua Caliente Casino Resort Spa2019-01-12
Pala, CAPala Casino Spa & Resort2019-02-23
Seattle, WABenaroya Hall2019-03-15
Rancho Cucamonga, CALewis Family Playhouse2019-06-14
Hamburg, GermanyElbphilharmonie Hamburg2019-07-07
Munich, GermanyPhilharmonie at the Gasteig2019-07-09
Rotterdam, NetherlandsMoseley Park2019-07-12
Birmingham, EnglandMoseley Park2019-07-14
London, EnglandEventim Apollo2019-07-16
London, EnglandEventim Apollo2019-07-17
London, EnglandEventim Apollo2019-07-19
Dublin, IrelandIveagh Gardens2019-07-20
Galway, IrelandGalway International Arts Festival2019-07-22
Glasgow, ScotlandKelvingrove Bandstand2019-07-26
Beverly Hills, CASaban Theatre2019-12-13

 

BURT BACHARACH CONCERT SET LISTS

What the World Needs Now Is Love 
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love With You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me 
Do You Know the Way to San Jose? 
Anyone Who Had a Heart 
Something Big 
Falling Out of Love 
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself 
Mexican Divorce 
Magic Moments 
I'll Never Fall in Love Again 
Make It Easy on Yourself 
On My Own 
Bridges 
Blanket Capes 
Live to See Another Day 
Any Day Now 
(They Long to Be) Close to You 
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)/What's New Pussycat?/The World Is a Circle/The April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives & Lovers/Alfie 
A House Is Not a Home 
That's What Friends Are For 
The Bell That Couldn't Jingle 
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Wishin' and Hopin'
In Between the Heartaches I'll Never Fall in Love Again
A House Is Not a Home
I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself
(They Long to Be) Close to You
I Say a Little Prayer
The Look of Love
This Guy's in Love With You
This House Is Empty Now
With a Voice
Falling Out of Love
Make It Easy on Yourself/On My Own
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Live to See Another Day
Alfie
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
What the World Needs Now Is Love
Don't Make Me Over/Walk On By/This Guy's in Love with You/I Say a Little Prayer/Trains and Boats and Planes/Wishin' & Hopin'/(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me
Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Anyone Who Had a Heart
This House Is Empty Now
Mexican Divorce
Falling Out of Love
My Little Red Book
Stronger Than Before
Live to See Another Day
Baby It's You/Message to Michael
Make It Easy on Yourself/On My Own
With a Voice
(They Long to Be) Close to You
The Look of Love/Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)/What's New Pussycat?/The World Is a Circle/The April Fools/Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head/The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance/Making Love/Wives & Lovers/Alfie
A House Is Not a Home
Hush
Any Day Now
That's What Friends Are For
Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
 

 

 

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2021       2022       2023      

BURT BACHARACH: BLUE UMBRELLA 2020

Blue Umbrella was nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category at the Grammy Awards.

Primary Wave was Bacharach's music publisher.

Melody Federer: piano on "Bridges" and "The Sun Also Rises." 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2020

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2020-01-01BridgesMelody FedererExact publication date unknown
2020-01-01Sun Also RisesMelody FedererExact publication date unknown
2020-06-12Bells Of St. AugustineDaniel TashianFrom Blue Umbrella
2020-07-09Midnight WatchDaniel Tashian 
2020-07-31Blue UmbrellaDaniel TashianFrom Blue Umbrella
2020-07-31We Go Way BackDaniel TashianFrom Blue Umbrella
2020-07-31Whistling In the DarkDaniel TashianFrom Blue Umbrella
2020-12-0421st Century ManDaniel Tashian 
2020-12-04Quiet PlaceDaniel Tashian 

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BURT BACHARACH 2021

Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello record "You Can Have Her" and "Look Up Again" at Capitol Studios in September.

Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album, Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater's Some Lovers.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2021

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2021-01-29Can't Go WrongDaniel Tashian 
2021-01-29Can't Go WrongDaniel Tashian 
2021-03-10Midnight WatchDaniel TashianFrom Blue Umbrella

Musical supervisor for Trijntje Oosterhuses album Everchanging Times Burt Bacharach Songbook III released November 26, 2021.

 

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BURT BACHARACH 2022

Bacharach's last music video appearance was for Trijntje Oosterhuis performing "A Thousand Things That Were You." 

BURT BACHARACH SONGS PUBLISHED IN 2022

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2022-04-01Heartbreak StormsDaniel Tashian 
2022-04-01Moon Over WichitaDaniel Tashian 

 

Bacharach performed one concert in Melbourne, Australia at the Royal Botanic Gardens on February 14, 2022.

With Richard Marx, co-produced "Always" for Marx's Songwriter album released on September 30, 2022.

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BURT BACHARACH 2023

 

On February 8, 2023, Burt Bacharach passed away. 

On February 10, 2023 "You Can Have Her" was released without publicity. 

The Songs Of Bacharach and Costello contained all of the published works by the two including a remastering of Painted From Memory plus songs written for that album that were never released, and Taken From Life. The package was released on March 3, 2023 in three configurations: 4CDs and 2 vinyl album box set (Super Deluxe Edition); double vinyl album., and 2 CD set.

BURT BACHARACH SONGS EXPECTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2023

PUBLICATIONSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES & MUSIC CHARTS
2023-01-01Miro 1B. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown
2023-01-01Who Am IB. A. RobertsonExact publication date unknown

 

SONGWRITERS REMEMBER BURT BACHARACH

     I believe Burt Bacharach to be the heir to Richard Rodgers in the continuity of American songwriting. On the one occasion when I persuaded Burt to play a song by another composer, he played the Rodgers and Hart song Little Girl Blue. It sounded as if it might have been one of his own compositions.--Elvis Costello, The Guardian, December 20, 2023

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     Before The Beatles, and before we all popped up and stuck our heads out there, it was Burt Bacharach. He was the reason I started writing songs. The Story Of My Life which he wrote for Marty Robbins, shocked me to my roots. How simple yet sophisticated. I've sung that song a million times. 
     I realised early on that Burt had a rare genius. He had so much knowledge, but he understood the heart. He would change keys without you knowing it, slip in extra bars, change time - it was all subliminal and brilliant. He dominated what you thought as you went through a song and I just couldn't help but be inspired. 
     For me, if I have an idea for a song, it has to ferment. If you wait long enough, the song will be completed in your head or your heart. And that sounds like what Burt and Hal were doing. They would take their time. I understand Burt's preference for getting away from the instrument. I do it too. It gives you total freedom. Emotional freedom, mental freedom, the freedom to bring the melody wherever you want it to go in your head without having a guitar or a piano to establish chords. You want to go somewhere you'd never imagine you would go melodically, and that was Burt's gift.--Barry Gibb

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     Dear Burt Bacharach has passed away. His songs were an inspiration to people like me. I met him on a couple of occasions and he was a very kind and talented man who will be missed by us all. His songs were distinctive and different from many others in the '60s and '70s and when we met not too long ago he reminded me that he had been the musical director for Marlene Dietrich when The Beatles shared the bill with her at the London Palladium. He was a lovely man.--Paul McCartney

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     “Baby It’s You” by The Shirelles is one of the first songs I remember that Burt Bacharach composed. His music deeply affected me. I could hear his classical training in the cadences, polyrhythms, and arrangements. I was 15 and I was hooked on Burt. He was my school. Bacharach and David were the pinnacle I aspired to. 
     I studied him and them. I learned about chords from listening to Burt’s songs on the radio. I tried to write like him (listen to my song “The Girl’s Song” by The Fifth Dimension). He was integral to my informal songwriting education. 
     When I was 22 years old and had several hits under my belt, I sent Burt a letter and told him that my songwriting success was born from listening to him. I told in that letter how much I respected him and owed him. 
     Years later, an acquaintance of mine visited Burt in his NYC apartment; he shared that my letter was hanging by the fireplace in the living room! My hero, my teacher had my letter framed! 
     Not too long ago, in LA at a George Martin tribute, I was backstage along with Burt as we waited to go on. I asked, “Is it true you have my letter over your fireplace?” He answered, “I sure do”. I put my arm around him, and we sat quietly in our world of song. We were kindred souls that traveled the same road. It was a moment of peaceful silent sharing.
.    As life model, a fellow traveler in this creative world, he was something stable and important that I could hold onto. I am bereft at the thought that he isn’t with us anymore. But in the same breath, what a mark he--and Hal and Dionne--made on the world!"--Jimmy Webb

 

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BURT BACHARACH: UNPUBLISHED SONGS

Following are over 125 songs that Burt Bacharach wrote or co-wrote. When dates are included, they represent the year that the song was most likely written. 

YEARSONG TITLECO-WRITER(S)NOTES
 AgainNo cowriters 
 Always Be ThereTim Nichols 
 Always Going to Be ThereNo cowriters 
 And I Love You SoNo cowriters 
 And So GoodbyeMelody Federer 
 ApartmentNo cowriters 
 Baby Bye ByeNo cowriters 
 Back to the Drawing BoardNo cowriters 
 Beat and Bossa NovaNo cowriters 
 Bergdorf Tie-Stealing CueNo cowriters From Arthur 
 Bully (the)No cowriters 
 Calliope MusicNo cowriters 
 Carry OnTim Nichols 
 Change Your StarsJason Saenz 
 Come AlongCarole Bayer Sager, John Davis 
 Daddy Is LostNo cowriters 
 Daddy’s a WrastlerNo cowriters 
 Do You Still Remember MeRudy Perez 
 Don’t Look NowElvis Costello 
From an unfinished musical
First recorded by Elvis Costello & the Attractions in 2018
 Don’t Make Me CryNo cowriters 
 Doors ClosingTim Nichols 
 Dream Your DreamNo cowriters 
 Every Road Leads to YouRichard Marx 
 Eyes Of a Lost ChildNo cowriters 
 Father’s Prayer (a)Melody Federer, Rudy Perez 
 FDR DriveNo cowriters 
 Feels Like Me and YouJason Saenz 
 FenixNo cowriters 
 Fickle HeartsMelody Federer 
 Finding OutCarole Bayer Sager 
 FlowerNo cowriters 
 Flying SaucerNo cowriters 
 Found AgainCarole Bayer Sager 
 FrankieNo cowriters 
2016FrustrationNo cowriters 
2016Giny PanNo cowriters 
2013Give It a TryNo cowriters 
2013Goodbye MomNo cowriters 
 Goodbye TeamNo cowriters 
 Gurney: They Say YesNo cowriters 
 Happy HeartNo cowriters 
 He Is Moving OnNo cowriters 
 He’s Given Me ThingsElvis Costello 
From an unfinished musical
First recorded by Elvis Costello & the Attractions in 2018
 HelloCarole Bayer Sager 
 Hello, Good Evening and WelcomeB. A. Robertson 
 Hot CarCarole Bayer Sager, John Davis 
 House PartyNo cowriters 
 How Can You TellNo cowriters 
 I Can’t Get OverHal David 
 I Miss YouNo cowriters 
 I Still BelieveRudy Perez 
 I Want Your LoveNo cowriters 
 I’ll Be LeavingCarole Bayer Sager 
 I’m From MissouriBob Hilliard 
 I’ve Always Had MenElvis Costello 
 If Only You Could PlayNo cowriters 
 If You Were HereNo cowriters 
 It’s a BetrayalB. A. Robertson 
 It’s Long It’s ThereNo cowriters 
 JoyNo cowriters 
 Kiss Me In a HeartbeatB. A. Robertson 
 Let’s Find SomeCarole Bayer Sager 
 Look Of MeNo cowriters 
 Looking Through Your EyesCarole Bayer Sager 
 Loss Of ContactNo cowriters 
 Love Clown LoveNo cowriters 
 Love Hurts CuesNo cowriters From Love Hurts 
 Love Is LoveNo cowriters 
 Love KnowsLori McKenna 
 Love Knows the WaySteven Krikorian 
 Love TrainNo cowriters 
 Love Was That WayDenise Rich, Taja Sevelle 
 Love Will Find Its WayMelody Federer 
 Midnight SambaNo cowriters 
 Morty’s ThemeNo cowriters 
 My NameCarole Bayer Sager 
 New Look BabyNo cowriters 
 Next Day HillBob Hilliard 
 Night Time At theNo cowriters 
 No ClikCarole Bayer Sagerv 
 Office LoveNo cowriters 
 Office TimeNo cowriters 
 OliverNo cowriters 
 On the SwingNo cowriters 
 One Day In Your LifeNo cowriters 
 Only Place For Me (the)Lori McKenna 
 Opening NightCarole Bayer Sager 
 Photographs Can LieElvis CostelloFirst recorded by Elvis Costello & the Attractions in 2017
 ProblemsCarole Bayer Sager 
 Quite a GuyCarole Bayer Sager 
 Reservations For TwoNo cowriters 
 Rock and RhythmNo cowriters 
 Romantic ThemeNo cowriters 
 RubyNo cowriters 
 Say You Love MeHal David 
 Silence SoundNo cowriters 
 Sing Day NowNo cowriters 
 So Bring It OnVictoria Shaw 
 Sorry C Ma LadyNo cowriters 
 Sorry DaddyNo cowriters 
 Stack a LeeNo cowriters 
 Starlight HotelDaniel Tashian 
Not completed when Bacharach died
 
 Stay Here With MeTim Nichols 
 Step By StepCarole Bayer Sager 
 Stop Look ListenNo cowriters 
 Suspense Cue 1No cowriters 
 Suspense Cue 2No cowriters 
 Sweet LoveNo cowriters 
 Then Came YouHal David 
 Very Good Year ForNo cowriters 
 Very SoonCarole Bayer Sager, John Davis 
 Very Special LadyCarole Bayer Sager 
 We’re Making a MovieNo cowriters 
 What Do You KnowSteven Sater 
 When I Think Of You NowTim Nichols 
 When You’ve Got What It TakesNo cowriters 
 Whispering CampaignEdward Heyman 
 White FoxNo cowriters 
 WillieNo cowriters 
 With MeTim Nichols 
 Woman Left LonelyNo cowriters 
2015Wood BeerHal David 
 Yes Sir Can BooNo cowriters 
 Yesterday’s HereNo cowriters 
 You Can Learn How ToNo cowriters 
 You Smoke Too MuchNo cowriters 
 You Wear My LoveDon Smith 
 You’ll Notice MeNo cowriters 
 You’re In My Heart NowDaniel Tashian 
Not completed when Bacharach died
 

BURT BACHARACH ON MUSIC

 

THE SONG

A song is a very compact form--probably the most compact form. It's supposed to create an emotional response from a listener in two to three minutes time, an emotional response that people can identify with. My idea was always to search for a new way, a fresh way of portraying the emotion. I've always thought of myself more as someone who writes from an emotional point of view rather than a cerebral one.--Bacharach and David, Almo Publications 1978

[A great song is] something that doesn't wear me out, doesn't beat me up. So it's not, you listen four or five times and you love it, and then you say, 'OK, enough with that.' If I get tired of it quicker than I should, I have to rethink it.--At 79, Bacharach Proves He's Got Staying Power. Stewart Oksenhorn. Aspen Times Weely. December 22, 2007.

I never intended to appear introspective. But then, I've never been a consistent writer of up tempo songs. I kind of veer toward ballads and melody. I'm seldom totally positive. Maybe that's because 'she loves you' or 'I'm so happy' don't make for such good songs.--Bacharach to the Future. Paul Lester. Melody Maker. October 21, 1995.

I don't look too much into my life for stuff. They're just melodic fragments. The autobiographical references are irrelevant. They're reflections, generalizations, not specific. I'm like a sponge. I absorb things.... When I'm really moved by something, by a beautiful view, I put that response into the melody. But that's it.--Bacharach to the Future. Paul Lester. Melody Maker. October 21, 1995.

You can't start out to write a song that will 'resonate the heart'. As a composer the style that's attracted me means you won't see a lot of uptempo tunes. Many of the songs are ballads. I think they're the things I can touch, or want to touch. I've always tried to create in a song form which will translate into a record. Making it like a four-minute movie with highs and lows.--Q&A. Select Magazine March 1996

SONGWRITING

The best way, for me [to write a song], always is to get away from the piano, sit in a place and hear it in my head. And that's where everything gets born.--NPR, July 3, 2008

People will tell me a song sounds great even if it's only mediocre. In the end you have to rely on your own ear. If something isn't right I know it and I have to start again. (B. Bacharach Is Hoping for First Oscar. Linda Deutsch. Associated Press, April 1, 1968.)

It's very hard for me to sit down and, as I'm writing at the piano, perceive this as a full song, knowing whether it's good or not good. It goes by in inches. If you get away from the piano and hear the melodic contour as well as the harmonisation in your head, you're hearing a long vertical line. I like to take a long look at the song.--Do You Know the Way to Monterey? Santa Fe? Whitley Bay?... Mojo Magazine. March 1996

I do that when I'm orchestrating too. I have to have a long-range picture of he whole scope of a piece. I get a sense of balance that I couldn't get if I was sitting at the piano. Your hands tend to go places because they've been there before. You'll write what your hands can play instead of what an orchestration can play.--Do You Know the Way to Monterey? Santa Fe? Whitley Bay?... Mojo Magazine. March 1996

What does happen with me is that I tinker, I fiddle, I've never had a song come to me fully formed in a blinding flash of inspiration. If it comes too easy I don't think it's any good. So I turn it upside down and look at it in the middle of the night. It's a short form, three and a half minutes, so everything counts. You can get away with murder in a forty-minute piece but not in three and a half. Some songs, you know, they beat you up. Too notey, too wordy, too much. You think, I don't wanna hear that again in a hurry.--See You Later, Elevator! Q. July 1996

TIME SIGNATURES

Occasionally there would be 'complaints.' With 'What's New, Pussycat?' someone said, 'This is in 3/4,' it's a waltz, how is somebody in a disco in Paris going to dance to this?' I said, 'They'll find a way. It feels right the way it is. They'll find a way to move to it.' You can't think about things like that. I never bothered counting the bars, about seeing whether or not there were eight bars in the first section. Sometimes there'd be nine bars, sometimes twelve. I never paid any attention. I never paid any attention to a changed time signature. I think it was Dionne who told me the turn-around bar on 'Anyone Who Had A Heart' was in 7/8. She counted it out, and I couldn't believe it. It wasn't intentional, that's just the way it came out.

Those things never bothered me. They bothered some people. An A&R man in the early days might say, 'Here's a three-bar phrase instead of a four-bar phrase, and it really makes me uncomfortable. If you'll make it a four-bar phrase l'll record the song, but the way it is now I won't.' And I did that a couple of times, and I ruined a couple of good songs.--Bacharach and David, Almo Publications 1978 

ARRANGEMENTS

I started writing my own orchestrations as a kind of self-defense. No matter how good the words or the melody of a song, it has got to be showcased properly.--Hits. Lillian Ross. The New Yorker, September 14, 1968.  

When any instrumentalist would have a singular statement to make on a record, I'd write a lyric underneath. It might be words that made no sense at all, but it would help them speak through their instrument. There are certain things that can't really be notated in orchestration. It's maybe two eighth notes, a 16th note and another eighth note, and that's the way it should be notated, but that's not the way it totally feels. But if you put words with it, or even vowel sounds, it does make a difference.--Do You KNow the Way to Monterey? Santa Fe? Whitley Bay?... Mojo Magazine. March 1996

STUDIO MAGIC

You need that certain magic to happen at a recording session. Much of the feeling of a record—my records—comes from the rhythm section.--Hits. Lillian Ross. The New Yorker, September 14, 1968.

PRODUCING RECORDS

I did it [produce records] out of total self-defense. I saw a lot of songs get distorted, butchered, or changed, and I had to make compromises to people who had the power to let an artist record my songs.--Billboard August 16, 1986.

BACHARACH ALBUMS

I would only sing part of a song. I was afraid to do more. Then the girls would sing the rest. Or I wouldn't have a whole instrumental. If there were key lines I'd use vocal dramatically. Or maybe an English horn, which I'd try to use as judiciously as possible. Then maybe two flugelhorns. There's only so much expression you're going to get out of a lead instrument, so I would try and keep it interesting.--Props for Burt Bacharach. Skip Heller. Pulse Magazine. October 1995. 

THE AUDIENCE

The biggest thrill for me is being able to make a dent, even a small one, in somebody's life. The reward is when someone tells you one of your songs means something special to them. It might be the memory of a good time, or a love affair, or when their baby was born.--Billboard Jul 25, 1970

I found out doing concerts that you have to be very careful, when you have so much known material, [about] how much new material you can get away with--and where you can get away with it.--Billboard May 3, 2000

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BURT BACHARACH AND MARLENE DIETRICH

From 1957 to 1967, Bacharach worked with Marlene Dietrich as her arranger and conductor on recordings and on tour. He also played the piano for her in concert and worked with her on her vocal delivery.

The following table lists all of the songs Burt arranged, conducted and recorded Dietrich.
You can sort the table by clicking on any column heading.

SONG TITLE YEAR RELEASE TITLE/NOTES
Allein in Einer GroBen Stadt 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Reissued in 1964 on Dietrich in London
Another Spring, Another Love 1957 single; B side of Near You
Bitte Geh'Nicht Fort (Ne Me Quitte Pas) 1963 Bitte Geh Nicht For EP
Blowin' in the Wind 1965 single; B side of Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Boys In the Back Room (the) 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Cherche La Rose 1962 B side of Qui Peut Ou Vout Les Fleurs? single
Das Lied Ist Aus 1959
1964
Dietrich in Rio
Marie-Marie EP
Dejeuner Du Matin 1962 single; B side of Marie-Marie
Die Weit War Jung 1962 single
Falling In Love Again 1964 Dietrich in London
Fur Alles Kommit die Zeit 1963 Bitte Geh Nicht For EP
Go 'Way From My Window 1964 Dietrich in London
Honeysuckle Rose 1964 Dietrich in London
I Can't Give You Anything But Love 1964 Dietrich in London
I May Never Go Home Anymore 1957 single
I Will Come Back 1959 Dietrich in Rio
I Wish You Love 1964 Dietrich in London
Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis FuB Auf Liebe Eingestellt 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Ich Hab' Noch einen Koffer in Berlin 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Ich WeiB Nicht, Zu Wern Ich Gehore 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Je Tire Ma Reverence 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Johnny 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Reissued in 1964 on Dietrich in London
Kinder, Heut Abend, Da Such Ich Mir Was Aus 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine 1957 single; B side of I May Never Go Home Anymore
Kleine Treue Nach 1963 Bitte Geh Nicht For EP
Song is Kentucky Blue Bird AKA Message to Martha
La Vie en Rose 1964 Dietrich in London
Laziest Gal In Town (the) 1964 Dietrich in London
Lili Marlene 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Reissued in 1964 on Dietrich in London
Lola 1960
1964
Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Dietrich in London
Look Me Over Closely 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Luar de Sertao 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Makin' Whoopee 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Marie-Marie 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Mein Blondes Baby 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Reissued in 1962 as a single
My Blue Heaven 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Near You 1957 single
One For My Baby 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Peter 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Qui Peut Dire Ou Vout Les Fleurs? 1962 single
Sag Mir Wo Di Blumen Sind 1962 single
Shir Hatan 1964 Dietrich in London
Warum Tut Liebe Weht 1963 Bitte Geh Nicht For EP
Well, All Right, Okay, You Win 1959 Dietrich in Rio
Wenn Ich Mir Was Wunschen Durfte 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Wer Wird Denn Weinen 1960 Wiedersehen mit Marlene
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 1964 Marie-Marie EP
Reissued in 1965 as a single
You're The Cream In My Coffee 1959 Dietrich in Rio