Maestro! The life of a Pop genius.
319 sidor 16x23cm, hft. Tryckt 2003
Its over 50 years since Burt Bacharachs first compositions were published. At the time, he was a staff writer in Tin Pan Alley, and later moved to the infamous Brill building where he was to meet his long time collaborator, Hal David. The two of them went on to composed some of the most memorable and beautiful songs that have ever been penned. This book, unbelievably the first ever on Bacharach, covers all periods of his life, including his earliest years in his town of birth, Kansas City, his move to New York, his years as a struggling writer and that fateful meeting with Hal David. It moves on to cover in full his most creative period working with David and his leaner years during the 70s.
The story is completed with the Bacharach revival of the 90s, when artists such as Elvis Costello and Noel Gallagher professed their admiration for Burt, both going on to work with him. In addition to his professional life, this book also details his very public private life, his affairs with numerous beautiful women including his marriages to Angie Dickinson and Carole Bayer Sager.