Feb 09, 2023

By Bob Komsic

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A major force in 20th century pop music, Burt Bacharach, has died of natural causes.
He was 94.
Working with lyricist Hal David, Bacharach wrote a seemingly endless list of hits; many of them for Dionne “Warwick.
They include ”Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” ”Walk on By,” ”Say a Little Prayer.”
(file photo 1971)
Some of the other hits — Perry Como’s ”Magic Moments” — the Shirelles’ ”Baby It’s You” —Tom Jones’ ”What’s New Pussycat?” — Jackie DeShannon’s ”What the World Needs Now is Love” — Herb Alpert’s ”This Guy’s in Love With You” — Neil Diamond’s ”Heartlight”
— ”Dusty Springfield’s ”The Look of Love” — B.J. Thomas’ ”Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” — the Patti Labelle-Michael McDonald duet ”On My Own,” and one of his most impactful hits, the 1986 chart topper ”That’s What Friends Are For” — the charity collaboration featuring Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder that helped raise millions for AIDS research.
”Never be afraid of something that you can whistle,” Bacharach said in 2013.
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