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Brian Wilson, Liam Gallagher & More React to Burt Bacharach’s Death: ‘His Songs Will Live Forever’

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The music industry has lost one of its best — and brightest — pop composers. Burt Bacharach died on Wednesday (Feb. 8) at his Los Angeles home from natural causes, the Associated Press reported. Many of Bacharach’s peers have flocked to social media to give their condolences to the composer and recognize his talents and career, which extends across several decades.

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson tweeted to share his feelings. “I’m so sad to hear about Burt Bacharach. Burt was a hero of mine and very influential on my work,” he captioned a tweet that features a photo of the late composer. “He was a giant in the music business. His songs will live forever. Love & Mercy to Burt’s family.”


Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess also highlighted Bacharach’s legacy, sharing a video of Aretha Franklin singing the composer’s hit “I Say a Little Prayer.” “One of the greatest songwriting legacies in the history of ever. Farewell Burt Bacharach, you were a king,” Burgess shared.

Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, Liam Gallagher and Shaun Cassidy were among the artists who also paid tribute to the composer.

Bacharach’s storied catalogue includes a whopping 52 top 40 hits, including “Alfie,” “Walk on By,” “Promises, Promises,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “What the World Needs Now is Love” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” He worked closely alongside Hal David in the 1960s and together made songs that would be covered by the aforementioned Franklin and Dionne Warwrick, while Bacharach’s solo material would later be sung by Dusty SpringfieldGene PitneyTom Jones, the Carpenters and B.J. Thomas and more.

See the artists paying tribute to Burt Bacharach below.

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