The autobiography of one of the most significant and beloved of songwriters, writer of fifty-two UK Top 40 hits from 'Walk On By' to 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head'. Burt Bacharach is one of the most celebrated and legendary song-writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his sixty year career he has worked with artists from Dionne Warwick to Dr Dre, Marlene Dietrich to Elvis Costello.
Anyone Who Had a Heart is the story of one of the greatest song writers of all time. It traces for the first time in his own words, the life and times of the man who created the music that has become the sound track for the lives of his millions of devoted fans all over the world.
Bacharach's songs include : 'Magic Moments' - Perry Como, ' Baby It's You' - The Shirelles / The Beatles, 'Please Stay' - The Drifters / Marc Almond, 'Wishin' and Hopin" - Dionne Warwick / Dusty Springfield / Ani DiFranco, 'Walk On By' - Dionne Warwick / The Stranglers, 'I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself' - Dusty Springfield / The White Stripes, '(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me' - Sandie Shaw, 'A Message to Martha' - Adam Faith, 'What's New Pussycat?' - Tom Jones, 'Trains and Boats and Planes' - Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, 'Alfie' - Cilla Black / Cher / Rumer, 'I Say a Little Prayer' - Dionne Warwick / Aretha Franklin, 'Do You Know the Way to San Jose?' - Dionne Warwick, 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head' - B.J. Thomas / Sacha Distel / Johnny Mathis, 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' - Bobby Gentry, 'Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)' - Burt Bacharach / Barry Manilow / Shirley Bassey.
About the Author
Burt Bacharach has had seventy Top Forty hits, won three Academy Awards, eight Grammys and an Emmy. He was recently given the prestigious Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, an award previously won by Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and Paul McCartney.
He made his fortune writing the biggest songs ever... Now, at long last, he has written this sensational autobiography. Mail on Sunday Hugely entertaining... illuminating on the craft of the songwriter; surprisingly candid on his often rackety personal life. -- Mick Brown Daily Telegraph Burt's romantic escapades were never-ending, as well as highly entertaining... an unusually revealing and even-handed portrait of a talent in a million. Daily Mail
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 6th June 2013
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.652
Edition Number: 1