Burt Bacharach Interview
Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American songwriter, composer, record producer, pianist and (sometimes) singer. He’s won six Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards, and has a back catalogue of hit songs spanning 60 years with countless big-name artists – but I’m sure you already knew that. That’s the incredible thing about Bacharach’s music – even if you can’t place the artist singing, you’ll know all of the words, and you’ll know it’s one of his songs.
I’m a big Bacharach fan – like huge – and I’m not ashamed to say that speaking to him about his career totally trumped the excitement I felt on my wedding day (sorry husband!). He’s a musical legend who’s been compared to composer Cole Porter and lauded as the greatest songwriter of all time. He’s also surprisingly (and delightfully) humble about everything he’s achieved.