December 19, 2013
PIKES PEAK CENTER
190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
On Thursday, December 19, 2013 Singer/song-writer Burt Bacharach will play the Pikes Peak Center.
With a hit-single track record spanning four decades, Burt Bacharach is one of the most important composers of popular music in the 20th century, almost equal to such classic tunesmiths as George Gershwin or Irving Berlin. His sophisticated yet breezy productions borrowed from cool jazz, soul, Brazilian bossa nova, and traditional pop to virtually define and undoubtedly transcend the staid forms of Brill Building adult pop during the 1960s.
Bacharach has contributed songs to legends Marty Robbins, Dionne Warwick, the Carpenters, Christopher Cross, Neil Diamond, Roberta Flack and Earth, Wind and Fire. Crossing a multitude of genres, Bacharach literally wrote the American songbook for several generations.