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Burt Bacharach Concert In San Francisco  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

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Burt Bacharach will be here in concert Thursday night. I’ve never seen him in concert yet I’ve always was a huge fan of his music. He is really getting up there in age. He is 77 and still going strong. I am sure him and his orchestra will put on a great show.
When artist get this old, you have to see them when you can. Most from his generation is long gone.




LEGENDARY composer Burt Bacharach remembers sitting in a plane leaving New York when a woman next to him mustered enough nerve to talk to him.
She said, "Mind if I tell you something? I can't make love unless I've got your music on."

It worked then. And 37 years after "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," it works today. Bacharach, 77, is thrilled his bevy of hit tunes (48 in the Top 10 and nine at No. 1) still promotes the passion in people.



I had a lady over last year and I had Burt Bacharach playing. We were supposed to go out (which would have meant me spending money and listening to her talk) but instead we stayed in and made love all night with a Burt Bacharach 8track tape playing.  Cool


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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

His score in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid was truly a classic. Not to mention some of his other masterpieces: Alfie, Walk on By, and I Say a Little Prayer just to name a few. Damn, I wish he was appearing down here in southern CA.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Itsjustme:
You just missed him last month but he will be back soon. Just look at his tour dates here:

http://www.bacharachonline.com/bacharach_on_tour.html

March 19 Pala, CA (Pala Casino)
near San Diego

Aug. 20 San Diego, CA (Embarcadero Marina Park)

Aug. 27 Cerritos, CA (Cerritos Center for the Arts)

Nov. 4 Coachella, CA (Spotlight 29 Casino)

2007
Feb. 25 Los Angeles, CA (Walt Disney Concert Hall)



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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

One of my first jobs (1974) was in place that had "piped" music. One of the 8-track tapes was Burt Bacharach, but it had been played so often that the tape was stretched to breaking point. The resulting sound was like the band had been on the p**s for a month. It kind of put me off his music for a while. Having said that, at least that tape was instrumental, unlike the Sinatra "8-tracks", which were in a similar poor condition! Sad

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Willo:
Poor sound quality forced on you can turn people off no matter how good the music is.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

I believe my father had a Burt Bacharach 8-track back in the early-70s. I forget the album title though, but I do believe it had a version of One Less Bell To Answer on it.

The first song on Track 1 was an instrumental song that a Boston-based UHF television station (Channel 56, then-WKBG/now-WLVI) would use as an intro. to its weeknight movies. If John/Logan22L were still here, he probably would remember the tune as well.

When I'm up in Massachusetts this Easter, I'll have to look around in my mother's basement to see if that 8-track is still around; I don't think that one's been played since 1975-76. The 8-tracks did not go with my father when he moved out nearly 14 years ago.

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
When artist get this old, you have to see them when you can. Most from his generation is long gone.

Quite true. To tell you the truth, I didn't think that he was still touring. Do you know if he has any East Coast appearances scheduled?

[Edited 2006-03-08 18:01:44]


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Is Dionne Warwick to sing with him on his concert?

I wish all his leading ladys was there to sing with BB like Dusty Springfield (R.I.P.) and Cilla Black among others.

Micke//SWE  cloudnine 



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

How much are tickets? He's a great songwriter and I'm not sure if an evening of sitting in my hotel room in Pleasanton would top seeing some good music.

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
She said, "Mind if I tell you something? I can't make love unless I've got your music on."

Talk about expectations!



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2659 times:

DeltaGator:
They are $67.  Sad
The Great American Music Hall is near BART. Hop on BART and come check it out.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Super: I saw the old rascal (for free) at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga last year (I think) and it was um interesting.

First, it's a little known fact that he wrote every hit song from 1962-1977. Or damned near. In fact that's the punch line on one of his little stories (he tells a LOT of stories, mostly because he really can't sing. The backup and extra singers were good though.) He slaved away at menial jobs in Hollywood (or was in New York) for all of 6 months before...writing every hit song for the next decade-plus. He meant the tale to inspire. It made me laugh.

Whatever, the Winery's an amazing venue and he was every inche the pro, so it was fine. Margaritas helped (me.) Him too I bet, now that I reflect.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

DeltaGator:
Correction!
The concert is at the Palace of Fine Arts which is not close to BART. You'd be better off driving in. There is public transportation (bus line from BART).


Maury:
Sounds like I missed out on a great show. Was he with his orchestra?
You are correct about him not being a good vocalist.
His best singing voice is on the song 'Hasbourogh Heights'.


PHLBOS:
Sounds like it was this 8track you had.


Do you remember this album?
It was a promotional LP for Chevrolet 1970 model year.
It has Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell.
On the back cover, it had the Caprice Coupe, Monte Carlo and Chevelle SS.



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User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 2):
You just missed him last month but he will be back soon. Just look at his tour dates here:

Superfly, you're the cat's ass! Thanks for sharing this. Looks like I'll be seeing Burt on the 19th of this month. Thanks again for the info.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 11):
Superfly, you're the cat's ass!

Oh gee, I've never been called that before but I'll take that as a compliment.  melting 

PHLBOS:
The closest he is coming to Philly is;
April 1 New Brunswick, NJ (State Theater)
April 3-4 New York, NY (B.B. King's)

I guess you'll take your 1976 LTB up for the show?  Smile



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
PHLBOS:
Sounds like it was this 8track you had.

'Fly,

It's been a while but I don't think that one's it (the cover-art doesn't ring a bell). If I can find the old 8-track my father had next month, I'll give you more info.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 10):
Do you remember this album?
It was a promotional LP for Chevrolet 1970 model year.
It has Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick and Glen Campbell.
On the back cover, it had the Caprice Coupe, Monte Carlo and Chevelle SS.

Unfortunately, the my earlier-described 8-track was the only Burt Bacharach album my father had that I'm aware of him owning.

That '70 Chevy album must sound pretty cool.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 13):
That '70 Chevy album must sound pretty cool.

Actually it sounds like crap. The previous owner didn't take care of it and it has lots of surface noise. I bought it at a thrift shop just for nostalgia and it's relevance to automobiles.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 13):
(the cover-art doesn't ring a bell).

Well at least the one less bell to answer!  Silly  rotfl 

Oh gosh that was sooooooo corny! Big grin



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Is there a concert in San Jose?

If so, please show me the way...

 Wink



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Confuscius:
Burt Bacharach wants to change his image in to a 'tough guy' so his new version is 'Do you know the way to Hayward'.  Smile



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3852 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

'Do you know the way to Hayward'

It might be San Diego next month.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 17):
It might be San Diego next month.

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We need to talk!



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 13):
That '70 Chevy album must sound pretty cool.

Actually it sounds like crap. The previous owner didn't take care of it and it has lots of surface noise. I bought it at a thrift shop just for nostalgia and it's relevance to automobiles.

I was actually referring to the content of the songs not the condition of the tape.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 14):
Oh gosh that was sooooooo corny!

I'm partly responsible for unknowingly giving you the bait for that one.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
The closest he is coming to Philly is;
April 1 New Brunswick, NJ (State Theater)
April 3-4 New York, NY (B.B. King's)

I guess you'll take your 1976 LTB up for the show?

April 1 at New Brunswick, NJ might be doable (it's only about 1 hour 15 minute drive from where I am); I'll keep that in mind. That all depends on how busy I'll be following my upcoming cruise this March 23-27 (that's why I didn't reply about going to the LAS meet).

If I can find a place to get my interior roof liner repaired/replaced on my '76 LTD (how you got B in there, I will never know; it's not like the B key is next to the D key) in time maybe I will take it up there.

Thanks for the info.

[Edited 2006-03-09 00:06:25]


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 19):
(how you got B in there, I will never know; it's not like the B key is next to the D key)

Ooooop! Embarrassment

The song selection is great on that LP.



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User currently offlineMaury From United States of America, joined May 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

SuperCatsAss: Yes, the orchestra--or some of it--were at the Winery gig. And oh my yes he made more than a few lame "know the way to San Jose" jokes.

Remember when San Jose's KNTV used that song as their news theme, in a cheesy "news theme" version? Back when they had an ABC affiliation...in case you couldn't get KGO or wanted to see what was the haps in SJ. Anyway. Enjoy the show.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
Burt Bacharach wants to change his image in to a 'tough guy' so his new version is 'Do you know the way to Hayward'

Crap! That's right over the hill from Pleasanton. Good thing I'm going home on Saturday.

Please don't put out the album of heavy metal covers that one of the old crooners did a few years ago.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39831 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 22):
Crap! That's right over the hill from Pleasanton.

I think Confuscius lives in Hayward which isn't the greatest city in the Bay Area.

What did you do wrong on your job to get send to Pleasanton?
Does your job have a facility out there?
Think you'll swing the Bacharach show tomorrow?



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
What did you do wrong on your job to get send to Pleasanton?
Does your job have a facility out there?
Think you'll swing the Bacharach show tomorrow?

Nothing wrong that I did. Just a quick e911 and small contact center project to implement. Believe me, Pleasanton is "pleasant" compared to some of the hell holes I have been to in my career. El Dorado, Arkansas comes to mind quickly.

Well I work for the consulting arm of AT&T so within a stone's throw of my hotel is an AT&T office park and an SBC central office facility. Before we were bought by SBC back in 2004 our HQ was up in Concord.

I won't be able to make it. My change control window for tomorrow night was approved so I have to get some work done after hours and free up my Friday evening for being a slacker before flying home Saturday morning.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
25 Itsjustme : It's the compliment of compliments. I heard Burt's changed the title to, "Do You Know The Way To South Central?"
26 Post contains images Confuscius : I think Confuscius lives in Hayward which isn't the greatest city in the Bay Area." Hayward is just swell! We have nice trailer parks, rundown homes a
27 Post contains images Superfly : DeltaGator: I had a feeling it had something to do with the At&T facility out there. I used to set up computer systems and networks when I worked for
28 Post contains images Superfly : Confuscius: To Hayward's credit, you DO have Los Dos Hermanos Mexican restaurant. Burritos the size of your thigh and salsa hot enough to burn your to
29 DeltaGator : Oh, you've experienced it as well? I've been there with Lowe's and ConAgra Poultry and hope I don't have to go back in my lifetime. Perhaps. If I can
30 Superfly : DeltaGator: Well I remember passing through when I was 11 years old and I then the place was garbage. ConAgra Poultry? I have disturbing images of chi
31 DeltaGator : Nothing that crazy. A chicken processing line is amazing to see in person. The speed and efficiency of the processing line is a testament to technolo
32 Post contains images Confuscius : "Keep in mind that BART stops running at midnight. (LAME) So if you were to take BART in, you would have to leave the city by 11:30 PM to get back to
33 Post contains images Superfly : That's cool. I can always find some trouble to get in to once you head back to the Marriott. I have a friend in town from Madison, WI. I was going to
34 Braybuddy : Had the pleasure of seeing Burt in concert here in Dublin about four years ago Superfly, and we really enjoyed it, but I have to say, his voice isn't
35 Post contains images Confuscius : "Nah, they might jack 'em!" They don't mind gringos...after they part them from their cash! "Had the pleasure of seeing Burt in concert here in Dublin
36 YOWza : Still a sexy beast even at his age. What a champ. YOWza
37 Superfly : Braybuddy: I hope he doesn't sing at all. He never had a great voice. He was talking about Dublin, Ireland. Not the boring Dublin next to Pleasanton.
38 Post contains images Superfly : The Burt Bacharach concert was AMAZING! I am not sure if I can find the words to accuratley describe how fantastic the show was. Burt Bacharach still
39 Braybuddy : Glad you enjoyed it Superfly. His songs will be listened to 1,000 years from now and you're one of the priveliged people to see him perform.
40 Post contains images PHLBOS : 'Fly, I just booked a ticket for the April 1 show on-line a few moments ago. Price was pretty decent ($60) compared to the $250+ prices for the New Yo
41 Post contains links and images Superfly : PHLBOS: Awesome! Glad I can be a guide to entertainment in your area. The song you heard was 'Make It Easy On Yourself'. I am curious as to why the Ne
42 PHLBOS : When I was checking ticket prices for the New Jersey concert, there was a $325 ticket price listed as well but that included a formal black-tie dinne
43 Itsjustme : PHLBOS, Thank you for the great review. Now I am really looking forward to see him. Thanks again.
44 Superfly : Uhh, not to be catty, but I was the one who gave the review. PHLBOS hasn't seen the concert yet.
45 Itsjustme : Damn, you are quick! I caught my error and I was just getting ready to hit the "Edit" button. Sorry for the screw up. Superfly...thank YOU for the gr
46 Post contains images Superfly : LOL!
47 Superfly : So how was the show?
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