Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach, a legendary pop songwriter who also composed two chart-topping Country hits, died on February 8, 2023. He was 94. Growing up in Queens, New York, Bacharach developed an ear for music through piano lessons, and later, by sneaking into jazz clubs. After serving in the Army, Bacharach placed “The Story of My Life” with Marty Robbins, who carried the Country single (co-written with Hal David) to No.1 for four weeks in 1958. In addition to writing classics for The Carpenters, B.J. Thomas, and Dionne Warwick, he returned to No. 1 on the Country chart in 1982 with Ronnie Milsap’s remake of “Any Day Now.” Other Bacharach classics include “I Say a Little Prayer,” “On My Own,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”