There’s a new article on Burt in today’s St. Petersburg Times, “Back to Bacharach.”
I can’t remember whether this was mentioned before, but Sutgump reminded me that a Broadway musical entitled “What the World Needs Now” is scheduled to open on Broadway in June following an out of town try out in San Diego. I’ll try to keep you posted.
All-Star Tribute Planned For Bacharach on April 8
Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Ben Folds Five, and Dionne Warwick are among the artists that will perform Burt Bacharach tunes at a concert April 8 in New York.
“Bacharach: One Amazing Night” will include the music industry’s best interpreting the pop songwriter’s tunes, including Oasis’ Noel Gallagher singing “This Guy’s In Love With You,” Chrissie Hynde covering “Baby It’s You,” and comedian Mike Myers trying his hand at “What’s New Pussycat?” The event, executive-produced by Bacharach himself, will be taped for broadcast a week later on Turner Network Television (TNT). The concert will kick off the channel’s Master Series, which will showcase individuals who have profoundly influenced contemporary culture.
A lot of people are asking about the three-disc Burt set due out on Rhino this year. Unfortunately, the licensing process has proved to be a monumental task.
Although Rhino hoped to have the set out this month, the set will most likely not be out until August.
Alec Cumming wrote to say there’s a new Bacharach article, “The Beauty of Bacharach,” in the Feb. 16, 1998, Boston Phoenix.