As a family member of Burt Bacharach confirmed to CNN, the songwriter who composed and sung dozens of pop hits from the 1950s to the 1980s, including different hit songs has passed away. His age was 94. Burt Bacharach, writer of such classic pop hits dies at 94. From the Top 40 to country to rhythm and blues, Bacharach was a major figure in 20th century pop music. Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, the Carpenters, Christopher Cross, and many others recorded his songs.
Several of his songs were classify as “easy listening,” a gentle, old-fashioned style of music with few rough edges. The majority of his songs were far removed from rock and roll, funk, disco, or other popular music genres of the time. In spite of this, Bacharach produced many of the catchiest songs of his era with longtime collaborator Hal David. Burt Bacharach, writer of such classic pop hits dies at 94