March 10, 1998

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.

March 1, 1998

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.