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8th May 2013

Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach is revisiting his critically acclaimed 1998 album collaboration with Elvis Costello for a new Broadway musical. Bacharach is teaming up with Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory...

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Burt Bacharach: 'Marlene Dietrich Disapproved Of My Marriage To Dickinson'

25th April 2013

Movie legend Marlene Dietrich was so heartbroken and angry when songwriter Burt Bacharach wed Angie Dickinson, she created voodoo dolls in the actress' likeness and stuck pins into them.In his memoirs Anyone Who Had a...

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Tributes To Hal David Led By Motown's Dionne Warwick

3rd September 2012

Hal David was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just last year, though his song-writing has permeated modern culture for decades. Best known for his work collaborating with Burt Bacharach and his...

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Hal David Tributes Led By Motown Legend Dionne Warwick

3rd September 2012

After Hal David songs lit up soul star Dionne Warwick's glittering career, it was no surprise that the Motown veteran was leading the tributes to the recently deceased songwriter who, along with creative partner Burt...

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Dusty Springfield Song Pulled From Mad Men

20th March 2012

Mad Men bosses have pulled Dusty Springfield's Burt Bacharach hit The Look Of Love from the fifth season premiere of the hit drama - after realising the song is out of time.TV critics pointed out...

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Dionne Warwick Believes Heart Attack Killed Whitney Houston

14th March 2012

Dionne Warwick believes Whitney Houston died of a heart attack.The 48-year-old singer's lifeless body was found slumped in the bath of her Beverly Hills hotel suite on February 11, and cousin Dionne thinks her heart...

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Dionne Warwick On Whitney's Death: Her Heart Just Gave Out

13th March 2012

Tonight (March 13, 2012), Entertainment Online will air an interview with Dionne Warwick, in which she reveals what she thinks killed her cousin, Whitney Houston as well as revealing plans about her own forthcoming recording...

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Burt Bacharach Writing Memoir

20th January 2012

Songwriter Burt Bacharach has signed a lucrative new deal to reveal all about his fascinating life in a memoir.The man behind hits like The Look of Love, I Say a Little Prayer and Raindrops Keep...

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Burt Bacharach & Hal David To Receive Gershwin Prize

30th September 2011

Legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are to be honoured with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during an all-star tribute concert in Washington, D.C. next spring (12).The award is the fourth Library of...

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Boyzone Planning New Album

2nd April 2011

Boyzone are set to release another album by the "end of the year".The group released their last LP 'Brother' - which was dedicated to their late bandmate Stephen Gateley, who died of natural causes in...

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Keating Working With Bacharach

19th December 2010

Irish pop star RONAN KEATING is set to fulfil a musical dream by working with BURT BACHARACH next year (11).The Boyzone singer is preparing to start work on another solo album in the New Year...

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Thomas Feared He'd Upset Bacharach With Scratchy Sick Vocals

23rd November 2010

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD singer B.J. THOMAS feared he'd butchered the classic BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID movie tune - because he was so sick when he hit the studio to record the song.The singer...

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Bacharach Postpones Tour After Back Surgery

5th January 2010

Legendary songwriter BURT BACHARACH has delayed a string of shows after undergoing surgery on his back.The 81-year-old composer/pianist was set to play a concert in Florida on 9 January (10), before jetting to Australia to...

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Adele Admits To Struggling With Second Album

13th November 2008

Brit award-winner Adele has admitted she is currently struggling to write songs for her second album.The Tottenham singer, who hit the number one spot with her single Chasing Pavements and debut album 19, explained touring...

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Adele 'Struggling With Second Album'

13th November 2008

ADELE has revealed she is struggling to write good material for her second album.The Chasing Pavements star said she has not been enjoying the writing process recently, as her hectic touring schedule makes it difficult...

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The Things They Say 10129

6th November 2008

"I never play music. I ask for it to be turned off. Around the house? No. I need silence." Legendary singer/songwriter BURT BACHARACH won't have any tunes played in his home....

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The Things They Say 10002

24th October 2008

"I sent him an email after the last debate. I recommended he hire David Gergen (former counsel to Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan). I really hope Obama wins. I can't understand John...

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Burt 'Gathering Talent'

23rd October 2008

BURT BACHARACH has enlisted some top names to accompany him during his debut at the BBC Electric Proms.The veteran songwriter has confirmed he will be joined by JAMIE CULLUM, ADELE and BETH ROWLEY when he...

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Fascinating Fact 6179

16th October 2008

Legendary songwriter BURT BACHARACH, 80, is set to give a speech to students at the U.K.'s prestigious Oxford University on Thursday (16Oct08)....

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Oasis Announced As Final Electric Proms Headliner

30th September 2008

Oasis will close the 2008 BBC Electric Proms, it has been announced.The Gallaghers will celebrate the release of their new album Dig Out Your Soul by taking to the stage at the Roundhouse in London...

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Fascinating Fact 5475

17th June 2008

BURT BACHARACH has rewritten his WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW for a new U.S. investment TV ad for Barclays....

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Stewart + Warwick Team Up For Tyrell's Bacharach Tribute

15th April 2008

ROD STEWART, DIONNE WARWICK and JAMES TAYLOR have teamed up with celebrated crooner STEVE TYRELL for a tribute to songwriters BURT BACHARACH and HAL DAVID. Tyrell, who has a long history with Bacharach and David,...

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Bacharach + The Band Honoured For Life Achievements

19th December 2007

Songwriter BURT BACHARACH, THE BAND, DORIS DAY and bluegrass legend EARL SCRUGGS are among the stars who will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards at the 50th annual Grammy Awards next year (08). Reclusive singer/actress...

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Bacharach Offers Songwriting Skills To Seal At The Grammys

12th February 2007

Songwriter BURT BACHARACH used the Grammy Awards last night (11FEB07) to tout for business - with singer SEAL. The two previous Best Song award winners handed the 2007 prize to DIXIE CHICKS, but not before...

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Bacharach Offers Songwriting Skills To Seal At The Grammys

12th February 2007

Songwriter BURT BACHARACH used the Grammy Awards last night (11FEB07) to tout for business - with singer SEAL. The two previous Best Song award winners handed the 2007 prize to DIXIE CHICKS, but not before...

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Burt Bacharach's Daughter Commits Suicide

6th January 2007

The daughter of pop composer Burt Bacharach has committed suicide.Lea Nikki Bacharach, 40, died on Thursday night at her home in northern Los Angeles, a statement released by Linda Dozoretz, the family's spokesperson said."She quietly...

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Bacharach's Daughter Commits Suicide

6th January 2007

The daughter of legendary songwriter BURT BACHARACH has committed suicide at her Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles home on Thursday (04JAN07) night. NIKKI BACHARACH, the daughter of Bacharach and actress ANGIE DICKINSON, was diagnosed with...

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The Things They Say 2389

6th July 2006

"We went into the studio one evening with DIONNE (WARWICK) and recorded ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART and WALK ON BY in three hours. It was a pretty great night." Songwriter BURT BACHARACH mixes business...

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Oasis Star Admits Plagiarism

27th June 2006

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER has openly admitted plagiarising a BURT BACHARACH hit for his B-side HALF THE WORLD AWAY. The LAYLA guitarist has often been accused of being too heavily influenced by THE BEATLES and...

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Hicks Crowned American Idol At Star-studded Finale

25th May 2006

Alabama soul man TAYLOR HICKS was crowned the fifth AMERICAN IDOL in Hollywood last night (24MAY06) after a winning the majority of a staggering 63.4 million votes. The grey-haired singer beat California girl KATHERINE MCPHEE...

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