Burt Bacharach Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


For the first time, Bacharach uses two grand pianos for recording. On its release, 'Walk On By' secures Dionne Warwick a Top 10 hit in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Dionne Warwick and Gene Pitney pass on 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' so it's left to Jackie DeShannon to make the song her own. It peaks at No 7 in the US

Originally an instrumental for Peter Sellers' character in the movie What's New Pussycat?, Bacharach adds lyrics and offers it to Tom Jones. It goes UK Top 30

Bacharach plays the piano on Cilla Black's version of 'Alfie', inviting George Martin to oversee the session at Abbey Road's Studio One. The song is a UK Top 10 hit

Composed by Bacharach for the movie Casino Royale, the title track of Dusty Springfield's The Look Of Love LP is now one of her best loved songs

Bacharach enters the studio with B J Thomas to record the single 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head'. Recorded in seven takes, it's a US No 1

The first album from Bacharach following an absence of 21 years, Painted From Memory features 12 songs co-written with Elvis Costello. It's a hit in the US