Anyone Who Had a Heart LP: My Life and Music
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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.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 144–47 Butler, Artie, 87 Butler, Jerry, 75, 78 Cafritz, Buffy, 267 Cage, John, 30 Cahn, Sammy, 34, 44 Cain, Marvin, 34 Callas, Maria, 169 Campbell, Glen, 207 Carpenters, 148–49 Carter, Benny, 268 Carter, Calvin, 75 Carter, Vivian, 75 Casino Royale, 122–24, 131, 230, 250 Cassidy, Jack, 37 Cassini, Oleg, 169 Chamberlain, Richard, 148, 149 Charles, Ray, 235, 236, 238 Cher, 1–2 Clark,
came back after the show to say hello to everyone. Marlene bowed to her and the Queen Mother spent a lot more time talking to her than she did to the Beatles. Elvis Costello: The annual big show of the year in England back then was the Royal Command Performance. It began in 1912 and benefits the Entertainers and Artists Benevolent Fund, founded by George V, so over the years it had a history of being a concert party for the royal family, and everybody from shows in the West End to comedians,
least twenty, if not thirty, minutes late and Marlene just looked at Burt and simply said, “Hello, darling.” That was all. She didn’t even look at her watch and say, “Thank you,” which I would have done. I think it says so much about Marlene and her relationship with Burt. For her, he could do no wrong. After Burt had stopped conducting for Marlene, I ran into her in Beverly Hills one day. I chased after her and said, “Marlene!” And then I said, “Burt would love to hear from you,” or “I’m so
with the two of them. Chrissie was adorable and they played tennis with one another for about three or four minutes. I had been doing television specials with Dwight Hemion and Gary Smith in England, but now they wanted us to do one that would be a tie-in to Lost Horizon. In one segment I was going to play tennis with Chrissie Evert. I thought it would be a good idea to get to know her so I went over to the Beverly Hills Hotel to meet her. She said, “You want to play a set or two?” We got on
Christopher Cross had a clause in his contract that allowed him to hold up the release of the single for radio play until he saw how much money the film had grossed on the opening weekend. Once he knew the film was going to be a hit, he let the record come out, and “Arthur’s Theme” went to number one on the charts. Then it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. I thought we had a great shot at winning the award because the movie was so huge. Carole Bayer Sager: Burt and I