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by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue May 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Maestro
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Maestro

Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns! Looking forward to your new project with Trinjte and hopefully a virtual concert of that project.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers

Correction: On the above post, I credited Hal David as a co-author of the song. It was Carole Bayer Sager instead.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers
Replies: 3
Views: 583

R.I.P.—Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers passed away last night surrounded by family members. He was 81. Out of all of his many songs, my favorite one happens to be a Bacharach/David tune titled "They Don't Make Them Like They Used To". I remember thumbing through his book of collected photos of fellow musicians and seeing a g...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 913

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

Hello Barry—I was devastated when I found out that the CD was no longer available. I certainly would love to have it. Please tell me the procedures to take in order to obtain it. It features one of my favorite vocalists–the late, great Warren Wiebe.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Dionne
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Happy Birthday Dionne

Best wishes for a Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true. And here's hoping that you and your family have a joyous holiday season.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album

Correction: The name of Dionne's latest recording is "Dionne Warwick & Voices of Christmas"—on S-Curve Records.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Dionne's performance of cut from new Christmas album

Today's broadcast of "Tha Tamron Hall Show" featured Dionne performing "Jingle Bells" taken from her new Christmas album "Dionne & Christmas Voices". Her voice sounded good and festive and, during the bridge, her gospel roots were undeniable. Dionne had the audience to sing along and they were all a...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne on tour
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Dionne on tour

That's great news! I wish she would have a show recorded 'live' while on tour—I can never get enough of Dionne's recordings and appearances. Hope she continues the tour here state-side.
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award
Replies: 1
Views: 9994

Dionne recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

Tonight's PBS' "Salute to Music Legends" opened with the great Johnny Mathis singing one of my all time favorite Bacharach/David compositions "Walk On By" then Dionne was introduced and she performed her latest single "What The World Needs Now Is Love". Dionne's voice was in fine form—elegant, majes...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Mon May 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Doris Day
Replies: 9
Views: 21000

R.I.P.—Doris Day

Legendary actress Doris Day passed away today at age 97 from pneumonia. Some members of her family were by her side when she passed away. Doris had been discussed in numerous posts on this forum—wishing her a Happy 90th birthday and a Happy 95th birthday along with posts about her career. Her many m...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun May 12, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Peggy Lipton
Replies: 2
Views: 12721

R.I.P.—Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton who was best known for her role as Julie Barnes in the television show "The Mod Squad" has passed away at age 72 with her daughters and nieces beside her. She succumbed to cancer. She was previously married to Quincy Jones. In 1968, the year she made her acting debut in "The Mod Squad",...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Sun May 12, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Burt
Replies: 5
Views: 13116

Happy Birthday Burt

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and many happy returns! Just like fine wine, you just keep getting better with age. Thank you for sharing your unparalleled talent with us and believe me, your music makes my next moment possible. I raise my glass in a toast to you on your special day and know that ...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Bacharach/Costello Composition
Replies: 10
Views: 23292

New Bacharach/Costello Composition

"Purse", the new EP by Elvis Costello & The Imposters, will drop Saturday, April 13, 2019 {Record Store Day}. The 12" 180 gram Vinyl release features four {4} songs. Side 1. 1) "Everyone's Playing House" (Bacharach/Costello); 2) "The Lovers That Never Were" (McCartney/Costello) Side 2. 1) "If You Lo...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Version of What the World Needs Now by Dionne Warwick
Replies: 8
Views: 17506

Re: New Version of What the World Needs Now by Dionne Warwick

Thanks BachtoBacharach for sharing the link of which I promptly went to and viewed. Her unmistakable voice sounds great! I scrolled down to the comments and read all 106 of them of which there were only two [2] that were unfavorable. The comments started posting seven [7] days ago. Amazon music show...
by Bruce Bernard Williams
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: André Previn 1929 - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 24466

Re: Andre Previn 1929 - 2019

André Previn's music will forever be etched in time. I remember (I'm 68) when he won Academy Awards for "Gigi" and "Porgy & Bess" in 1958 and 1959, respectively, while still in his 20's and 2 more for Best Adaptation or Treatment in 1963 and 1964 for "Irma la Douce" and "My Fair Lady", respectively....