By Burt Bacharach
In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of many maximum songwriters of all time, bargains a frank and riveting account of his exceptional 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 information his long-lasting good fortune in addition to the never-before-told tales in the back of the hits.
Candid and emotional, and with sixteen pages of colour images, Anyone Who Had a center: My existence and Music is Burt Bacharach in his personal words—a robust and private examine the award-winning songwriter and composer.
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Don immediately said, “You tell Mr. ” That was the way Don was, though. We were a package deal, and he was extremely loyal. I would have done the same for him, too – no questions asked. I got off the plane in Sydney, resided to the fact that I was being fired, and was surprised to see that Lonnie Winters had sent a car to pick me up at the airport and rush me to Jim’s office. It seemed like Jim couldn’t wait to get rid of me! Jim Barnett’s office was an elaborate room in his penthouse at the top of the Chevron, a five-star hotel in the Kings Cross section of Sydney.
Johnny’s wife and kids were there, as well, and we were eating, drinking, and having a good time. There was a very noisy and rowdy crowd downstairs, and when Johnny got fed up with the ruckus out on the street, he got a devilish look in his eyes. The Valentine’s had six mink cats, and kept a cat litter box in the corner of their apartment. Johnny thought it would be hysterical to empty the cat litter box off his terrace and onto all the noisemakers on Commerce Street. Now, this was not your ordinary sized litter box.
The place was packed, and when the envelopes came back, Don saw Johnny and Wahoo counting their cash, and realized they got more then we did. He came to me in a rage, screaming, “What’s going on? ” I tried explaining that we don’t know all the facts, and that it could be reimbursement for their transportation, or they could be getting paid for a prior match. I told him not to jump to any conclusions, but Don insisted on talking to Joe about it. We went into Joe’s office, and Don told him that he wasn’t happy with our payoff.
Anyone Who Had a Heart LP: My Life and Music by Burt Bacharach