BURT BACHARACH will be bringing our Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival Tenth Anniversary celebrations to a close. Catch him on Sunday 14th July in Moseley Park, Birmingham!
Burt Bacharach is one of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composers/songwriters. His credits read like the world’s favourite radio stations’ playlist. “Alfie”, “I Say A Little Prayer”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, “Walk On By”, “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and “Wishin’ And Hopin’” are just a few among the 48 Top 10 hits and nine #1 songs.
He’s won three Academy Awards and eight Grammys and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. From helping charitable organisations raise funds (“That’s What Friends Are For”), to Broadway (“Promises, Promises”), movies (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) to scores of new recordings of his songs each year, Bacharach’s music is always nearby.
A plethora of legendary artists have covered his songs over the years. Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello, Etta James, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Barbara Streisand, Ronan Keating, Sheryl Crow and Luther Vandross are unbelievably only a handful of examples!