Burt Bacharach makes my top 3 list of all time best songwriters. I do not want to do a tribute when he passes on, why not do it when he is still a living legend. The other two being Paul Simon and Lennon & McCartney.
He is 84 this year, still performing, you could have caught him at Tokyo Jazz Festival a few months back. I see no more tour dates of late, maybe he is not feeling that well now to perform anymore. Burt F. Bacharach is an American pianist, composer and music producer. He is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the mid-1950s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, as part of the duo Bacharach and David.
This will be my longest post, and with good reason. I can tell you I am only posting a smidgen of his compositions through the years. A singer is just a singer. Great singers are a dime a dozen, without the good songs, they are just another great singer that people will forget easily. But somehow we don't give enough credit to the songwriters. You think David Foster is good, Burt is 10x better and more prolific. Burt is a champ.