Burt Bacharach dies at 94


February 17, 2023

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Composer Burt Bacharach (l) and lyricist Hal David hold Oscars they won for "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," at the Academy Awards, April 7, 1970.

(JTA) - Songwriter Burt Bacharach, who with his longtime lyricist Hal David turned out a string of hits in the 1960s and '70s - including "Alfie" and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - died on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 94.

Bacharach and David, both Jewish New Yorkers, also wrote a host of songs that made Dionne Warwick a megastar, such as "Walk on By," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" and "I Say a Little Prayer."

The duo came to fame while working in the Brill Building - a Midtown Manhattan mecca for music publishing that housed a slew of Jewish songwriters, including th...

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