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Burt Bacharach, Burt Bacharach

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a long quiz on a very successful composer.

Question 1:


Which statement concerning Burt Bacharach is true?
Burt Bacharach's mother was Roberta Bacharach, a concert pianist in New York City.
Burt Bacharach's mother was Roberta Bacharach, a newspaper writer.
Burt Bacharach's father was Samuel Bacharach, a concert violinist in New York City.
Burt Bacharach's father was Bert Bacharach, who wrote a newspaper column.

Question 2:


Where was composer Burt Bacharach born?
In Baltimore in 1928
In Philadelphia in 1928
In Kansas City in 1928
In New York City in 1928

Question 3:


Burt Bacharach was the musical accompanist for this famous lady.
Bette Midler
Marlene Dietrich
Liza Minelli
Edith Piaf

Question 4:


What was the first instrument Burt Bacharach studied?
piano
cello
drums
baritone horn

Question 5:


Which statement about Burt Bacharach is true?
Burt failed the US Army physical assessment test.
Burt earned a purple heart due to an injury he got while serving in Korea with the US Marines in 1951.
Burt served in the US Coast Guard from 1951-1953.
Burt served in the US Army from 1950 -1952.

Question 6:


In 1961 Burt Bacharach co-wrote "Baby It's You!", a big hit for the Shirelles. The co-writers were Barney Williams and this man.
Mack David
Hal David
Carl David
Joe David

Question 7:


In 1962 Burt Bacharach and Hal David had a hit with "Only Love Can Break a Heart." Who sang the original?
Gene Daniels
Gene Nichols
Gene Pitney
Gene Chandler

Question 8:


Dionne Warwick had many Burt Bacharach/Hal David hits. Which was the first?
Don't Make Me Over
Walk On By
Anyone Who Had A heart
I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Question 9:


By the mid-1960's Burt Bacharach was commuting between London and New York producing songs. In 1965 he had a hit with "What the World Needs Now Is Love." Who sang the original?
Dusty Springfield
Jackie DeShannon
Dionne Warwick
Kim Novak

Question 10:


Dionne Warwick sang the theme song to the movie that first put MIchael Caine on the "map." Name the song and the self-titled movie.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


Tom Jones had a hit with a Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that was the theme song of a Woody Allen farce. What was the name of the song?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


In 1967 Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote the hit "The Look of Love" that was featured in the movie "Casino Royale" with Woody Allen and Peter Sellers. Who performed the song in the movie?
Jackie DeShannon
Dusty Springfield
Kim Novak
Peggy Lee

Question 13:


In 1969 Burt Bacharach and Hal David had one of their biggest hits with "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head." For which film was this the theme song?
The Sterile Cuckoo
Alice's Restaurant
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Angel in My Pocket

Question 14:


In 1968 Burt Bacharach and Hal David had a hit with "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," sung by Dionne Warwick. The song was written for this very popular musical that originally starred Jerry Orbach, Edward Winter, and Jill O'Hara.
Godspell
Sweeny Todd
Promises, Promises
Hair

Question 15:


Who sang the hit single "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"?
B.J. Kramer
Kim Novak
B.J. Thomas
B.J. Ashton

Question 16:


In 1970 Burt Bacharach and Hal David had a big hit with "One Less Bell to Answer." The title was suggested by Burt's wife at that time. Who was this blonde beauty?
Angie Dickinson
Jayne Mansfield
Kim Novak
Peggy Lee

Question 17:


Name the group that had a big hit with "One Less Bell to Answer".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 18:


In 1981 Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, and Peter Allen had a big hit with "Arthur's Theme" aka "The Best That You Can Do". Who was the fourth person on the writing team?
Kim Novak
Liza Minelli
Hal David
Carole Bayer Sayer

Question 19:


In 1963 Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote "(They Long to Be )Close to You" and Richard Chamberlain released it as a single. It didn't make it , though. In 1965 Dionne Warwick recorded the song but it wasn't successful, too. Finally it reached the top of the charts in 1970. What was the sister/brother act that had the big hit?


Question 20:


In 1985 Burt Bacharach and his wife at the time wrote, arranged, and produced a song that became a big hit for Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, and Gladys Knight. What was the song?
We Are the World
Daylight Tonight
That's What Friends Are for
You've Got a Friend

Question 21:


Besides winning at least 6 Grammys, Burt Bacharach won a Polar Music Prize. Which nation awards this prize?
Australia
Sweden
Norway
Ireland

Question 22:


Which statement about Burt Bacharach is untrue?
Burt Bacharach was an accompanist and arranger for Joel Gray, Vic Damone, and Imogene Coca.
Burt Bacharach has collaborated with Keith Jarrett on a jazz album.
Burt Bacharach has collaborated with Elvis Costello on songs.
Burt Bacharach is alluded to in a song by Satus Quo.

Question 23:


In 1986 Burt Bacharach co-wrote "On My Own", an enormous hit performed by these two singers.
Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
Gladys Knight and Michael McDonald
Patti LaBelle and Stevie Wonder

Question 24:


Which statement about Burt Bacharach is untrue?
Bacharach wrote the theme song from the 1958 movie "The Blob."
Bacharach wrote the Drofter's hit "This Magic Moment."
Bacharach wrote the theme song from "High Noon."
Bacharach 's "A House is Not a Home" was a big hit for three different singers.

 


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