Burt Bacharach is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, and pianist who composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with lyricist Hal David.
A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, Bacharach’s songs have been recorded by more than 1,000 different artists.
As of 2014, he had written 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits. He was one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music.
Burt Bacharach Parents: Meet Bertram M. Bacharach, Irma M. Bacharach
Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Bertram M. Bacharach and Irma M. Bacharach. His mother was an amateur painter and songwriter who was responsible for making Bacharach learn piano during his childhood.
His family was Jewish, but he says that they did not practice or give much attention to their religion.