16th February 2023
On February 8th we lost another music legend, the composer Burt Bacharach.
Bacharach’s music is often categorised as ‘Easy Listening’, yet the use of Jazz-style chords, and classically-influenced arrangements elevate his songs, making him one of the highest regarded song-writers of the late Twentieth Century.
His influence is ubiquitous; film soundtracks, adverts … even Oasis used his photo on their debut LP in 1994 (it can be seen in the bottom left).
I have musician friends who play all types of styles; they would all give their eye-teeth to write a Burt Bacharach song.
I’ll end this tribute with a link to two of my favourites.
Goodbye Burt … thanks for the music.
Burt Bacharach 12th May 1928 – 8th February 2023
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