Anyone Who Had a Heart

Anyone Who Had a Heart : My Life and Music

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In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life.

From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his collaborations with Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond, Elvis Costello, and others, Bacharach details his long-lasting success as well as the never-before-told stories behind the hits.

Candid and emotional, and with 16 pages of color photographs, Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music is Burt Bacharach in his own words--a powerful and personal look at the award-winning songwriter and composer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 339.99g
  • Harper Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Halftones, color; Halftones, black and white
  • 0062206079
  • 9780062206077
  • 1,517,329

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This chatty autobiography tracks the famed composer s life and career from childhood to the present day. [H]is contributions to popular music of the twentieth century have been inarguably significant. --"Booklist""
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This memoir by one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life, from his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter to the stories behind his many hits.

Over the past six decades, Burt Bacharach's legendary songwriting has touched millions of devoted listeners all over the world. In Anyone Who Had a Heart, Bacharach steps out from behind the music to give an honest, engaging look at his life--from his childhood in Forest Hills, New York, during the 1930s and 1940s to his rise as one of the most accomplished composers in modern popular music, working with Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, and many others.

While he soared professionally, Bacharach's private life was dominated by the never-ending search for love--and the heartbreak that comes when it is lost. His first three marriages ended in divorce. His long-running partnership with the late Hal David suffered a bitter split that lasted seventeen years. Throughout the highs and lows, Bacharach pursued his muse. Powerful and honest, Anyone Who Had a Heart illuminates the sensitivity and intelligence of a musical legend and offers a unique backstage look at the world of show business.
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303 ratings
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