Fact: 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 creator Chuck Lorre to write Painted From Memory. Costello has confirmed he and Bacharach are writing additional music for the show.
Quote: "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.
Quote: "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 MCCain picking Sarah Palin." American composer Burt Bacharach has some words of advice for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Fact: Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, 80, is set to give a speech to students at the U.K.'s prestigious Oxford University on Thursday (16Oct08).
Fact: Burt Bacharach has rewritten his WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW for a new U.S. investment TV ad for Barclays.
Quote: "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 with pleasure.
Quote: "I remember flying on a plane with a girl a long time ago and she sat next to me and said, 'To tell you the truth, I can't make love unless I've got your music on.'" Legendary pop composer Burt Bacharach on helping his fans spice up their love lives.
Quote: <p>"I never like to be lied to by a girlfriend or agent and certainly not the president of the United States." Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach took aim at US President George W Bush when he collected his Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album on Wednesday night (08FEB06). </p>