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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

By Burt Bacharach

Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music

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Started reading:
16 June 2013
Finished reading:
22 June 2013


It was perhaps inevitable that Burt Bacharach would put out an autobiography, and it was almost a certainty that the chapter titles would be song titles. Bacharach has long been associated, not always justifiably, with the middle of the musical road, so I wasn’t surprised to see him heading straight for Bland City. The book does, however, intersperse commentary by people who played a major role in Burt’s life, including both ex-wives. (It’s a shame that Hal David passed on before this book was assembled.) And the section about daughter Nikki, a troubled child with a particularly severe case of Asperger’s, is appropriately heartbreaking. Big Bacharach fans and persons curious about non-rock music in the last half of the 20th century will find much to like here; the rest should probably walk on by.