June 2013 (check local listings)
– Celebrate the Legendary Songwriter With Performances
By The Artists Who Made His Music Famous –
For over half a century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world. Bacharach established himself in the 1960s as a topical successor to his Tin Pan Alley predecessors, creating some of the most beloved and successful pop music ever to grace radio, television and film. Hosted by Robert Wagner, this first-time ever archival PBS special includes all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s -1980s. BURT BACHARACH’S BEST (MY MUSIC PRESENTS) premieres on PBS stations beginning June 1, 2013 (check local listings).
Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Alfie”). British songbird Dusty Springfield introduced the seductive standard “The Look Of Love” while Tom Jones popularized the playful “What’s New Pussycat?”,Herb Alpert romanticed with “This Guy’s In Love With You” and Jackie DeShannon touched hearts with the iconic “What The World Needs Now Is Love.” The smashes continued in the seventies when The Carpenters reached #1 with “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” following another number one evergreen, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” the Oscar-winning tune sung by B.J. Thomas in the film Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. Soul-pop ensemble The Fifth Dimension present the sultry ballad “One Less Bell To Answer.” The 1980s witnessed more Bacharach chart-toppers such as “Arthur’s Theme” by Christopher Cross and “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & Elton John.
Burt Bacharach continues to perform concert dates across the globe and his autobiography, “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” has just been published by HarperCollins.
BURT BACHARACH’S BEST (MY MUSIC PRESENTS) features these performances:
- “Walk On By” – Dionne Warwick
- “I Say A Little Prayer” – Dionne Warwick
- “Any Day Now” – Chuck Jackson
- “What’s New Pussycat?” – Tom Jones
- “The Look Of Love” – Dusty Springfield
- “This Guy’s In Love With You” – Herb Alpert
- “This Girl’s In Love With You” – Dionne Warwick
- “Alfie” – Dionne Warwick
- “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” – B.J. Thomas
- “One Less Bell To Answer” – The Fifth Dimension
- “What The World Needs Now Is Love” – Jackie DeShannon
- “(They Long to Be) Close To You” – The Carpenters
- “A House Is Not a Home” – Burt Bacharach & Dusty Springfield
- “Arthur’s Theme” – Christopher Cross & Burt Bacharach with Carole Bayer Sager
- “That’s What Friends Are For” – Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight
- “(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” – Burt Bacharach & orchestra
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Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS
Producers: TJL Productions
Executive producers: Jim Pierson & T. J. Lubinsky
Format: CC Stereo HD
– PBS –
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Working with hit producer Jeremy Stover (Justin Moore, Jack Ingram), Adam took his best work into the studio for his debut release on LandStar Entertainment "There's a Girl Out There," that blends his Texas roots with his love of live performance. The Texas native drew attention playing in college bars while attending Texas A&M University and then he headed to Nashville and began writing for Faverett Entertainment Goup under the guidance of Creative Director Mila Mason. Flying Island Entertainment will spearhead promotion efforts.
Pictured l to r front row: LandStar's Everette Lowe, Adam Fears, LandStar's Alexandra Sedlak and Tonia Martin
Back row: LandStar's Savanna Smallwood, FIE's Bonita Allen, LandStar's Mila Mason, FIE's Nancy Eckert, Shelia Shipley Biddy, LandStar's Sam Foutz and Melissa Collins and FIE's Jill Tomaltyaised