Elvis Costello celebrated the lifetime of his pal and collaborator Burt Bacharach throughout a efficiency on Thursday (February 9), Rolling Stone and Stereogum report. Bacharach died at his residence in Los Angeles on February 8, and Costello took a second to pay tribute to the songwriter as a part of the primary efficiency of his 10-night residency at New York’s Gramercy Theater.
“A very nice man left us yesterday,” he stated. “And folks say when any person reached a fantastic age, ‘Nicely, it was a great ending.’ Yeah, it’s by no means time to say goodbye to any person if you happen to love them. I’m not ashamed to say I did love this man for every part he gave, Mr. Burt Bacharach.”
Costello then carried out “Child, It’s You,” the music that Bacharach co-wrote with Luther Dixon and Mack David for the Shirelles, who launched the music as a single in 1961. It was later recorded by the Beatles and featured on their debut album, Please Please Me, in 1963.
Costello additionally coated “Anybody Who Had a Coronary heart,” one other hit co-written by Bacharach alongside Hal David for Dionne Warwick. Warwick launched the music as a single in November 1963; it peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 in February 1964.
In January, the 2 songwriters introduced The Songs of Bacharach & Costello, a field set accumulating their collaborative materials by the years. The duo got here collectively for the primary time on 1998’s Painted From Reminiscence, and earned the Grammy Award for Greatest Pop Collaboration With Vocals for the album music “I Nonetheless Have That Different Woman” that 12 months.