Nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced yesterday, and included in that number is Elvis Costello & The Imposters’ album titled Look Now, which was nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category.
Watching the scene on a moviola, Bacharach knew the song would start with a ukulele, he wrote in his autobiography, Anyone Who Had a Heart. “I wrote the entire melody, and the only words that kept running through my mind from top to bottom were ‘Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head,'” he recalled.
Simply Some Of The Greatest Songs Ever Written. Pat Carty Gets Swept Away. Picture: Miguel Ruiz. If you were inclined to sit down and compile a list of the greatest songwriters of them all, there are a few names that could not but be included. Lennon & McCartney? Sure. Dylan?
As vocalist with the Walker Brothers, Scott Walker introduced UK audiences to “Make It Easy on Yourself,” which became a No. 1 hit in 1965. While his popularity diminished over time, his creative output never waned and he became a cult artist in the 90s and 00s with a series of challenging, increasingly abstract records. RIP Scott.
Scott Walker, a singer-songwriter who became a 1960s pop sensation as the leader of the Walker Brothers, then turned toward dark and moody avant-garde compositions as a solo artist, died March 22 in London. He was 76. His record company, 4AD, announced the death but did not say precisely where or how he died.
Burt Bacharach will be headlining the 10th anniversary of Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is set in the truly beautiful and unique setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham. Every year, the park plays host to a weekend of blistering live music, attracting people from all over the world who gather to see International legends alongside the latest contemporary breakthrough artists from the world of Jazz, Funk & Soul.
This is a special year for the organisers as they gear up to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary in 2019. The team are promising their biggest programme of entertainment yet, encompassing even more music plus Dance Sessions, Artist Q&A’s, Music Workshops and more.
Bacharach’s anecdotes added a lot of entertainment throughout the evening. As when he described working with Aretha Franklin on the song “Falling Out of Love,” and telling her “It’s in G major.” “No, it’s not,” she replied, informing him that the key needed to be changed (and you may be sure that it was).
Es war fast schon eine Schande, dass der Admiralspalast nicht rasend schnell und komplett ausverkauft war. Denn Burt Bacharach ist eine der größten lebenden Musiklegenden Amerikas. Trotzdem: hier gab es allein fürs Betreten der Bühne Standing Ovations! Der Abend verging wie im Flug und man kam aus dem Staunen kaum heraus ob der unendlich vielen Hits, die dieser Mann fabriziert hat.