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Burt Bacharach Celebrates Birthday, New Album

May 09 2013

Legendary composer-songwriter Burt Bacharach is celebrating his 85th birthday on Sunday, May 12 and has released his first-ever memoir entitled Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music.  In addition his new 2-CD collection, The Art of The Songwriter: Anyone Who Had a Heart - The Best of Burt Bacharach, will be released on May 28 featuring 40 of his most popular songs performed by artists like Herb Alpert, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Sergio Mendes, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald.  PBS has also announced they will present a new special beginning June 1 showcasing some of Bacharach's vintage television performances.  Burt Bacharach's Best (My Music) is a first-time ever archival PBS special featuring all the original artists performing Bacharach's hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s-1980s.  Bacharach will begin a tour of Europe on June 14 in Sweden.

Last changed: May 09 2013 at 5:16 AM

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