Burt Bacharach has passed away

Another sad day.  What a talent.

R.I.P. Burt...thanks for the wonderful tunes!!!



Yeah, I just saw this. How sad, but 94 is a darn good run!

 I can’t count the number of tunes he gave us.

As a kid in the late 60's/early 70's, it seemed like every non R&R pop song on the radio was a song  written by Burt Bacharach.

The Dionne Warwick/Bacharach albums were always on rotation in the big Grundig console.

Songwriters of his caliber are non existent.

94-definitely a good run, since he was still mentally sharp.

An outstanding artist and composer. Responsible for a surplus of superb tunes. An archetype of his era. All I can say is that, even when I was playing in a punk/new wave band, I'd still listen to Bacharach.

Handsome, talented, successful and married to Angie Dickinson, during the 1960s Bacharach seemed to have about as much any man ever did.

Of course the glamour couple of the 1960s were also no strangers to tragedy either, particularly in the case of their daughter Nikki whom they eventually lost to suicide after decades of struggle.

Bacharach was a true artist who was able to use personal trauma to give us some of the most beautiful music we have ever heard.

I think it's fair to say that no matter which lyricists Bacharach worked with, his music was always better than the words.

One of the greatest songwriters of all time (with due credit to the contribution of Hal David) in their purple period. Sadly missed but lives on in music.

Like many of the great ones, he made it look easy. "Walk On By" is devastatingly good!

Sitting here listening to a 61 song playlist on Tidal “Written by Burt Bacharach”. Just   an amazing assortment of songs. He sure made a lot of singers sound great!

What a talent Burt was.  He and Hal David composing and Dionne Warwick singing their songs made them one of the most dynamic influences  in the music industry back in the 1960's and 1970's. The music world has lost a Giant!  RIP Burt.... 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

@edcyn - so did the Stranglers; they did a great cover of 'Walk On By' in the style of the long version of 'Light My Fire'....

Among the multitude of things that the world needs now would include a few more artists like Burt Bacharach, who can be both sophisticated and commercially accessible.

One of my all-time favorite songwriters. I play his songs on the piano constantly.  
I’m doing it a lot more the past few days.  
Thanks, Burt.