Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music (Paperback)

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This memoir by one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life, from his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter to the stories behind his many hits.

Over the past six decades, Burt Bacharach's legendary songwriting has touched millions of devoted listeners all over the world. In Anyone Who Had a Heart, Bacharach steps out from behind the music to give an honest, engaging look at his life--from his childhood in Forest Hills, New York, during the 1930s and 1940s to his rise as one of the most accomplished composers in modern popular music, working with Hal David, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, and many others.

While he soared professionally, Bacharach's private life was dominated by the never-ending search for love--and the heartbreak that comes when it is lost. His first three marriages ended in divorce. His long-running partnership with the late Hal David suffered a bitter split that lasted seventeen years. Throughout the highs and lows, Bacharach pursued his muse. Powerful and honest, Anyone Who Had a Heart illuminates the sensitivity and intelligence of a musical legend and offers a unique backstage look at the world of show business.

About the Author


Burt Bacharach is a classically trained pianist whose songs have been recorded by the most influential artists of the twentieth century. He has written more than seventy Top 40 hits and has received Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy awards for his work. The father of three children, he lives in Los Angeles.

An award-winning journalist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and former associate editor of the London bureau of Rolling Stone", Robert Greenfield is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, among them the classic STP: A Journey Through America With the Rolling Stones", and critically acclaimed biographies of Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, and Bill Graham. He lives in Carmel, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062206077
ISBN-10: 0062206079
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 291
Language: English