Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

by Burt Bacharach

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In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life.

From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits.

Candid and emotional, and with 16 pages of color photographs, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music is Burt Bacharach in his own words—a powerful and personal look at the award-winning songwriter and composer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062206084
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Burt Bacharach is a classically trained pianist whose songs have been recorded by the most influential artists of the twentieth century. He has written more than seventy Top 40 hits and has received Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy awards for his work. The father of three children, he lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Nikki 1

1 The Story of My Life 5

2 Night Plane to Heaven 22

3 I Married an Angel 30

4 Warm and Tender 42

5 The Blue Angel 50

6 Baby, It's You 64

7 Make It Easy on Yourself 74

8 Land of Make Believe 82

9 What's New Pussycat? 96

10 Love, Sweet Love 104

11 What's It All About? 115

12 The Look of Love 122

13 I'll Never Fall in Love Again 131

14 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head 143

15 Lost Horizon 154

16 Only Love Can Break a Heart 161

17 Best That You Can Do 168

18 That's What Friends Are For 181

19 Anyone Who Had a Heart 193

20 This Guy's in Love with You 201

21 Battle Royal 212

22 God Give Me Strength 219

23 Man of Mystery 230

24 Overture 2000 235

25 Nikki, It's You 242

26 Night and Day 249

27 What the World Needs Now 254

28 The Gershwin Prize 266

Epilogue: Happy 279

Acknowledgments 281

Sources 283

Index 285

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