Master Class with Robert Shahid remembers Burt Bacharach, legendary composer of pop songs
Click the audio to hear Robert Shahid’s tribute to Bacharach on Master Class.
NEW YORK (AP) — Popular composer Burt Bacharach has died at 94.
Working with lyricist Hal David, Bacharach penned a long run of hit songs, many of them for Dionne Warwick. They include “Walk On By” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.”
The Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning Bacharach also helped write the themes for such films as “Arthur” and “What’s New, Pussycat?”
Bacharach died Wednesday, February 8 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Tina Brausam said.
Over the past 70 years, only Lennon-McCartney, Carole King and a handful of others rivaled his genius for instantly catchy songs that remained performed, played and hummed long after they were written.