Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach | The standard-bearer for pop song-writing

The life of Burt Bacharach, who died on Thursday at his home in L.A. aged 94, spanned most of the revolutions in 20th century music – pop, rock, classical, jazz, his songwriting made use of this rich spectrum of possibility. Yet Bacharach’s music was distinct, his legacy multifarious.