Burt is truly one of the legends of the music business.
After great success as a song writer/record producer,
he began his own ‘artist’ career in the late sixties,
performing in concert worldwide.
He won an Academy Award for the score of
“BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID”
in 1969. Burt also won Best Song Oscars for the song
from that same score, “RAINDROPS KEEP
FALLING ON MY HEAD”, (lyrics by Hal David)
and for “ARTHUR’S THEME” (“Best That You
Can Do”, lyrics by Carol Bayer Sager) from the film
“ARTHUR”. He composed the scores and was
nominated for Academy Awards for “ALFIE”,
“CASINO ROYAL”, and
“WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT?”
His Grammy Awards, Golden Globes,
EMMY Awards, and million-seller hits over the years
are too numerous to count accurately. His long time
collaborator and lyricist on many of the early hits was
Hal David, but over the years he has also colaborated
with Carol Bayer Sager, Elvis Costello, Ronald Isley
and numerous other artists.
Burt continues to recreate himself, continually
finding fresh, new musical expressions. He still
erforms in concert, and recently won a Grammy
in 2005 for his CD “AT THIS TIME”, released on
Sony Records. This was the first project for which
Burt wrote his own lyrics.
I had the great pleasure of performing in concert with
Burt during the seventies, touring the United States,
South America and Canada. I also sang lead on the
vocals for “BUTCH CASSIDY” and performed on
many of his recordings over the years, the most
recent one being the recent Grammy Winner
“AT THIS TIME”.
These shots of Burt were taken at
Oceanway Recording Studio, Hollywood, during
the production/recording of that Grammy Award
winning CD. Quite a remarkable run, this fine
gentleman’s career has had.
And it’s still going strong.