The Musical Legacy of Burt Bacharach


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Burt Freeman Bacharach was born on May 12th, 1928 in Kansas City Missouri. Over his lifetime, he wrote 73 US top 40 hits. He won 3 Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, 6 Grammys, and one primetime Emmy. Of course…there were even more nominations. He took classical piano lessons but preferred jazz, and he was influenced by Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie. This two-hour lecture/presentation will concentrate on the artists he wrote for, the collaborations he had with other writers and of course, the hits!

Gregory Leschishin was born in the city where Rock and Roll was discovered: Cleveland! Besides being a chart fanatic, Gregory was a disc jockey before he was determined to work in Hollywood. For close to five years, he was one of the musicologists who actually determined the biggest hits that the United States listened to and purchased!

Start Date: 05/25/23, 6 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Thursday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Gregory Leschishin
Status: Running/Openings