INDIO, Calif. -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Six decades into one of songwriting's most successful and honored careers – marked by 48 Top 10 hits, nine No. 1 songs, more than 500 compositions and a landmark 50-plus-year run on the charts, Burt Bacharach's music continues to set industry records and creative standards.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, the legend himself will take the stage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
Bacharach's global audiences span several generations, and 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. He tours the world conducting orchestras with his own musicians and singers performing his music at his sold-out concerts.
Along with Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, Bacharach is a legend of popular music. His songs have been recorded by singers, such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. Other tributes to the diversity of Bacharach's music have been paid by, among others, Elvis Costello ("I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "God Give Me Strength"), REM, Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd and Mike Myers.
A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David), Bacharach revolutionized the music of the 1950s and 60s and is regularly bracketed with legendary names, ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin, as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th Century and continued into the 21st Century.
New for 2013, Bacharach's memoir "Anyone Who Had a Heart." For the first time in his long and astonishing career, Bacharach is telling his story of love, heartbreak, success, failure, and unbridled ambition in "Anyone Who Had a Heart." The book is named after one of many songs Bacharach and David wrote for Dionne Warwick.
Although his first love remains writing, Bacharach feels performing is another bonus of his illustrious career. He continues to do scores of concerts around the world each year. He is one artist who will always remain in the limelight no matter what endeavor he pursues.
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