Now 90, songwriter Burt Bacharach is doing everything he can to stop school shootings – Los Angeles Times
The man who wrote that song “I Say a Little Prayer” and hundreds more – songs that are part of the soundtrack of your life and the whole force of his own – that man, Burt Bacharach, is now asking for a little prayer and a little support from his fellow Americans for a cause that has moved him to tears, and to music.
Burt Bacharach and Rudy Pérez have co-written a new song dedicated to survivors of school gun violence. “Live to See Another Day” will be available on digital platforms, including Spotify and iTunes, starting on Sept. 21. Anyone who would like to donate to help eliminate violence in our schools through the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation can visit the Live To See Another Day donation page or www.sandyhookpromise.org. Thanks.
Music Icon Burt Bacharach Teams with Rudy Pérez for New Song Dedicated to Survivors of School Shootings
Proceeds from “Live To See Another Day” will be donated to Sandy Hook Promise, a national violence prevention organization founded by parents who suffered losses in the 2012 Newtown shooting
Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, it combines classic Costello songcraft with vintage Attractions/Imposters musicality and sophisticated orchestrations. There’s a jazzy feel in parts plus co-writes with Burt Bacharach (Don’t Look Now and Photographs Can Lie) and Carole King (Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter).
A living music legend took to the stage of the Royal Festival Hall this weekend. Burt Bacharach performed a superb two-hour concert, combining an equal mix of his era-defining pop music, film scores and a few new pieces. “It’s a tough time,” he explained midway through.
?????He’s still out there. Two grand old men of popular music – Charles Aznavour (94) and the jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal (a mere 88) – cancelled concerts for health reasons recently.
‘Quincy Jones and Burt Bacharach are two of the greatest music icons’: Wisebuddah to record major concerts for Radio 2
Content company Wisebuddah has signed a deal with promoter Senbla to become the exclusive audio partner of forthcoming London shows from Quincy Jones and Burt Bacharach. As well as recording the concerts, Wisebuddah will create two programmes dedicated to each live show to air on BBC Radio 2.
The Adirondack Theatre Festival opens its summer season on Friday night with the first Burt Bacharach work for the stage since 1972’s “Promises, Promises,” co-written with Hal David and featuring the hit “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”
The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will kick-off on with the romantic musical Some Lovers. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, June 15th-23rd, with a preview on June 14th.
“I wanted the silky feel of the Dionne Warwick records with Burt Bacharach – a smooth groove, but funky.”
We’d played a gig in Washington DC and afterwards two young girls, LaTanya and Darlene, came up to the car and told us it was was the best concert they’d ever seen. They said: “It was like one nation under a groove.” As soon as I heard that, I knew it had to become a song.
When the Gallo Center for the Arts opened in 2007, it was with much fanfare, but also a sizable debt of $14 million. But that’s so $12 million ago. Today, about to close an 11th season that could notch another recording-breaking year in ticket sales, the downtown Modesto performing arts venue has slashed that debt to less than $2 million.