Oscar Winning Songwriter Burt Bacharach Dies At 94

The Guardian reports:

Burt Bacharach, the songwriter and performer who turned easy listening into high art, has died aged 94. A representative for Bacharach that the singer died at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. In all, he scored 73 Top 40 hits in the US and 52 in the UK.

Together, he and lyricist Hal David created a string of all-time classics: I Say a Little Prayer, sung by Aretha Franklin, What’s New Pussycat? by Tom Jones, The Look of Love by Dusty Springfield, Make It Easy on Yourself by the Walker Brothers, and many others.

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, performed by BJ Thomas and featured in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, won a Grammy and an Oscar in 1969, while Bacharach’s music for the film won the Oscar for best original score.

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