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Composer Burt Bacharach, Interviewed

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Composer Burt Bacharach, Interviewed

Composer Burt Bacharach, Interviewed

Composer Burt Bacharach, Interviewed

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Composer Burt Bacharach will turn 75 on May 12. Bacharach is said to have revolutionized the sound of the 1960s. Along with lyricist Hal David, he wrote dozens of hits during the 60s including "What's New Pussycat," "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" and "This Guy's In Love With You." The songwriting team received every major music industry award in addition to 20 gold records — plus an Academy Award, a Grammy and induction into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. A new Broadway musical, The Look of Love, is based on their work.