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by BarryPugh47
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Hi Brian. Thanks for your encouragement. I know the book will not be a massive seller, but her musical legacy needs to be put into print. In my opinion, she is the great untold story of popular music. Now approaching 93 years of age, she lives on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. The fact that B...
by BarryPugh47
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Finally, an update on the book. Because of flight difficulties, I was unable to visit Anita in Europe, but had a Zoom meeting with her two daughters which lasted for nearly two hours. Although the book is ready for publication, they have expressed their concern about certain aspects; one being that ...
by BarryPugh47
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.

Absolutely agree with the Carole Bayer Sager masterpiece 'Sometimes Late at Night'. It has always remained over the years one of my very favourite albums along with: Stephen Bishop 'Careless' (1976); Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' (1966); Kenny Loggins 'Leap of Faith' (1991); Billy Joel 'The Stranger' (197...
by BarryPugh47
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

After just over 4 years the book on Anita Kerr is finally finished! The front cover mentions that the foreword is by Burt, and you can imagine how proud that makes me feel! My goal is to personally present the book, initially to Anita and her husband, before the publication button is pressed. The pa...
by BarryPugh47
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

As promised to SarahD. I did contact Anita this week. She has not been too well, and only recently come out of hospital. There was a silence when I mentioned it, followed by a comment from her husband which I cannot repeat here. Suffice to say, all the words you use are correct. Bearing in mind that...
by BarryPugh47
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Bruce. I haven't heard from you, so I guess you must have changed your mind! If there is anyone connected with this Forum who would like this wonderful CD of Burt demos, please get in touch. Thank you.
by BarryPugh47
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Bruce. I sent you a message regarding the CD, but have heard no more from you. Perhaps you are on vacation or have changed your mind. Should I not hear anything from you by Friday, I will make it available to any member of the forum.
by BarryPugh47
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Hi Gabba. Sure - the family originated from Montemarciano. Although I have visited Italy (my favourite country) many times, I have never been there!
by BarryPugh47
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Gracious Sara D! So much for my attention to detail! Over the years I have never realised that. I own eighteen different versions of that song, and in my opinion the original Burt version is the best. Do you remember when they posted (for a short while) on YouTube, Burt apparently performing the dem...
by BarryPugh47
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Bruce. I believe you were one of the gentlemen who posted you would like a copy some while ago. You are the first person to contact me, so you will be pleased to know that you will be the one to have it! The other reason I am keen for you to have it is that you are a great admirer of the late,...
by BarryPugh47
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Looking through my vast CD collection last night, I came across a spare copy of the above CD which I had forgotten about. How did I get two copies? Owners of the CD may have read in the booklet notes I had a tiny contribution to the making of it, with the executive producer Gabriel Raya saying "Grea...
by BarryPugh47
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

Burt to write foreword to new book

Burt has agreed to write the foreword to a forthcoming book called 'Anita Kerr - America's First Lady of Music'. Admirers of Burt may not realise that back in 1969 Burt attended the recording session of The Anita Kerr Singers making their tribute album to Burt and Hal David. Both Anita and Burt have...