The best songwriter of his generation, he was widely regarded as such.
Burt Bacharach, a composer and songwriter who won Grammy and Oscar awards, has passed away.
Songs like “Walk on By,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Close to You,” and many others are among his many timeless classic pop compositions.
The Associated Press received confirmation from his publicist, Tina Brausam. But no official statement regarding the cause of death has been made. He was 94.
Burt was widely regarded as one of his generation’s top lyricists. His work, which covered the 1950s through the 1990s, helped him gain this reputation.
With Hal David, a frequent writing partner, he co-wrote several songs that went to number one in the US and were recorded by artists like Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Christopher Cross, and The Carpenters. He is the author of several songs that have topped the charts in the US.
He has also written songs for other well-known musicians like Dusty Springfield and B. J. Thomas, Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Nat King Cole, and Rod Stewart are some examples.
I Say a Little Prayer, That’s What Friends Are For, I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, On My Own, and Arthur’s Theme is among the other songs regarded as his greatest timeless hits.
He won three Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and Arthur, including two for Best Original Song and one for Best Original Score, respectively.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Hal David due to the widespread consensus that he was one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers and producers.
“An unwavering romantic whose mature style could be characterized as Wagnerian lounge music, Mr. Bacharach combined the chromatic harmonies and protracted, angular melodies of late-19th-century symphonic music with modern, bubbly pop orchestration and accentuated the resulting blend with a staccato rhythmic drive. ”.
After five years of wedlock with Paula Stewart, Burt wed actress Angie Dickinson; the union lasted 15 years.
After that, he wed Carole Bayer Sager, a lyricist he had collaborated with frequently in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Before divorcing in 1991, the couple had been married for nine years.
His three children, Christopher, Oliver, and Raleigh, and his current spouse of close to 30 years, Jane Hansen, will carry on his legacy after his passing.