Burt Bacharach dies at the age of 94

Today we heard the sad news that American composer Burt Bacharach died yesterday at the age of 94.

BornBurt Freeman Bacharach
May 12, 1928
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
DiedFebruary 8, 2023 (aged 94)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationMcGill University
Mannes School of Music
Music Academy of the West
OccupationsComposersongwriterrecord producerpianistsingerconductor

Dame Shirley Bassey sang the following songs of Burt Bacharach: A House Is Not A Home, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, That’s What Friends Are For, I Just Have To Breath and two of his songs on the I Capricorn album: One Less Bell To Answer & The Look Of Love.

Below a video of Dame Shirley performing two of his songs

8 thoughts on “Burt Bacharach dies at the age of 94”

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for your post!

    Dame Shirley also sang ‘I just have to breathe’ written by Burt Bacharach. It’s on the album ‘ Thank you for the years’.

    Greetings from Antwerp, Belgium.


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  2. Wow what a great loss of a giant innovator in music. I remember seeing Burt on stage reunited with Dionne Warwick while she and Johnny Mathis were headlining at Radio City Music Hall in the late 1980s – it was a magical collaboration !
    The Bassey cover of Dionne’s hit “Any One Who Had a Heart” from Dame Bassey’s lp of the late 1970s “The Magic is You” was an original consideration for Dame Bassey 1st before Dionne. But years later I found Bassey’s version more richer and heart wrenching and enjoyable.

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  3. DSB’s version of ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, was great Live! Her ‘A House is Not a Home’ is heart wrenching, and ‘I Just Have To Breathe’ a beautiful piano only version is stunning, sadly never got sang live.

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