By Burt Bacharach

In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of many maximum songwriters of all time, deals a frank and riveting account of his unheard of 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 luck in addition to the never-before-told tales at the back of the hits.

Candid and emotional, and with sixteen pages of colour images, Anyone Who Had a center: My lifestyles and Music is Burt Bacharach in his personal words—a strong and private examine the award-winning songwriter and composer.

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I was only wearing my bra and panties and was flaunting myself in front of the entire audience! Tim and Paul attempted to cover me up, moving in front of me, trying to block any direct view of me flashing myself. After the show, Mr. Moore took me aside, scolding me for my infractions, and reminded me never to walk into a scene I was not supposed to be in. ” He also explained to always wear something under my kimono just in case something should come undone. He reminded me that The Teahouse of the August Moon was not a comedy and said I had somehow turned it into an episode of I Love Lucy.

When we told her what we wanted to be, she created job assignments. Perry, who was a hemophiliac, wanted to become a doctor, hoping to find a cure for his disease so others wouldn’t have to live like he did. I wanted to be an actress and a writer. One of my best friends, Steve Hughes, shared my enthusiasm for the arts. Steve and I were given the assignment of writing three plays and putting one on before the end of the school year. For an hour every day, we each worked on our job assignments. Steve and I were given the supply closet, set up as a makeshift office.

Christine had polio and was in a body brace. She wore full leg braces, a torso brace, and a neck brace. Talk about heavy metal! Many special needs children are very bright. Christine was intellectually gifted, and this is what sparked our friendship. Christine and I were at the top of our class academically, so the one thing we both hated was taking naps after lunch. We weren’t tired, and we felt naps were a waste of time. Our wish was granted, and while our classmates were resting, Christine and I got to sit out in the hall doing schoolwork together.

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