WHERE would Cilla have been without him? Or Mick Head's early Pale Fountains? And today, nobody in the boardroom of Hallmark Cards can escape the truth that he penned: What the world neeeds now, is love, sweet love.
20th century songrwriting legends are starting to look a little thin on the ground. So lucky Burt Bacharach is still on form. In a landmark 50+ year run on the charts, Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards.
Following a sensational return to British shores last year, The Daily Telegraph declared they were in the “presence of genius” with The Independent saying the show was “a brilliant lesson in the logistics of modern concert performance”.
Now Bacharach announces six UK dates for 2014, finishing with a date at the Liverpool Empire on August 3. This tour will see Bacharach perform some of his greatest compositions, including Alfie, Walk On By, The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and (They Long To Be) Close To You. His songs have been recorded by The Stranglers, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. More recently Elvis Costello and Adele performed with him at the BBC's Electric Proms.
He is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously.
Tickets, from £34-£60 go on sale at 9am today, February 14, making them a damned sight more original pressie than a box of Ferrero Rocher.
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