Farewell to Burt Bacharach: Legendary Composer of Pop Hits Dies at 94

Legendary composer Burt Bacharach, who wrote some of the most iconic pop songs of the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 94.

Bacharach was best known for his collaborations with lyricist Hal David, and their songs were often covered by some of the biggest names in music, including Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, and Tom Jones.

Their most famous song, “I Say a Little Prayer,” was a huge hit for Warwick in 1967 and has since been covered by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey. Other memorable hits include “Walk On By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.”

Bacharach won three Grammy Awards, three Academy Awards, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

In addition to his work with David, Bacharach wrote and produced music for a number of films and television shows, including “Alfie,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “The Look of Love.”

He is survived by his wife, Jane, and their two daughters.

Burt Bacharach’s music will continue to live on, and his legacy as one of the greatest songwriters of all time will endure.