Elvis and Burt perform benefit concert 1-17-18

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Postby sulky lad » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:34 pm

Must be a chance to revive (Smo) King Horse :oops:

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Re: Elvis and Burt perform benefit concert 1-17-18

Postby docinwestchester » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:01 am

Cool! When was their last public performance together?

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:27 pm

docinwestchester wrote:Cool! When was their last public performance together?



SWEET!!!!!

looks like this one doc...http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/inde ... _Liverpool

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Postby supplydavid » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:23 am

Managed to get a ticket yesterday, its a Wednesday on the west coast but figured i would find a way to get there.

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Postby bronxapostle » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:09 pm

supplydavid wrote:Managed to get a ticket yesterday, its a Wednesday on the west coast but figured i would find a way to get there.


GREAT DAVID! can you manage to record it also PLEASE? :lol: :lol: & find me a ticket stub please! ALL THE BEST AT THE HOLIDAYS & ALWAYS!

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Postby History Repeats » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Hey Folks

I may have an extra ticket for Wednesday, if anyone is interested

It is the $250. variety... + svc charges. Bought directly from Belly-up at the on-sale

Let me know (pm or in reply)

Cheers

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Postby bronxapostle » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:50 pm

Ill gladly accept a free ticket stub afterwards HR.lol peace, ba

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Postby History Repeats » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 am

Happy to provide it BA...it's electronic...

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Postby cfm123 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:13 pm

History Repeats wrote:Hey Folks

I may have an extra ticket for Wednesday, if anyone is interested

It is the $250. variety... + svc charges. Bought directly from Belly-up at the on-sale

Let me know (pm or in reply)

Cheers

PM sent!

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Postby cfm123 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:38 pm

Anyone know of an extra ticket?

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Postby History Repeats » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:28 am

My extra ticket is no longer available.

Thanks....

And sorry to those i was not able to help...

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Postby cfm123 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:28 pm

History Repeats wrote:My extra ticket is no longer available.

Thanks....

And sorry to those i was not able to help...

Have a blast!

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Postby sweetest punch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:13 pm

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Burt Bacharach will play the hits of his life in music on Saturday in Rancho Mirage

As Burt Bacharach talks what moves him to leave the comforts of home and head out for one of the rare live shows he still plays, the legendary composer of countless pop classics starts to sound a little like the protagonist in “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” perhaps the most famous of the dozens of hits he and collaborator Hal David wrote together.

“It makes me feel a little more grounded,” Bacharach says by phone recently from his Los Angeles home, just an hour or two after the news broke that President Donald Trump had described many poorer countries around the world with a crude obscenity. “I get very upset with things that are going on, you know. To have the president just say people from the “s-holes,” we don’t need them?

“So this is my form of kind of insulating myself,” he says. “Let me get on stage, let me make myself feel good playing music for people who might also like to feel good.

“If I can make them feel good and touch their heart – whether it’s ‘That’s What Friends Are For,’ or ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’ – we are touching on things that have always been the most potent for me in writing and wanting to write from the heart, from the emotion.”

So raindrops might fall, but the blues, they won’t defeat him.

Bacharach plays the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage on Saturday, a show he promises will include as many of his hits as he can pack into it, a difficult task for a guy who has seven No. 1 singles – songs such as “The Look Of Love,” “This Guy’s In Love With You,” and “(They Long To Be) Close To You” – among his 73 Top 40 hits.

“We do a lot of complete songs, but we also do some medleys,” Bacharach says. “It’s like you’re sort of caught between a rock and a hard place there. Do you do all of ‘Walk On By,’ or half of ‘Walk On By’? At least you touch on something that might have been somebody’s favorite, or they wanted to hear that particular song.”

Bacharach turns 90 in May, though he could easily pass for a decade or more younger. He collaborated on many of his biggest hits in the ’60s with lyricist David and singer Dionne Warwick, his muse and best interpreter.

“We worked in a little office in the Brill Building with a bad piano and a window that didn’t open up,” he says. “Our process was to start something, but we never really finished a song in one day. He’d go out to Long Island at the end of the work day just like he was working in an office, you know, and work on it. I would go to my apartment in New York and work on my end. And then we’d get together the next day.”

Some songs came quickly, but others, such as “Alfie,” the title tune to the Michael Caine movie of the same name, took him three weeks to come up with the music.

“That was a brilliant lyric and I just wanted to make it great because I thought it deserved to be,” Bacharach says. “Those words deserved to be important and have important music.”

His process for composing the music evolved from thinking not just of the melody, but how the entire orchestration might work, Bacharach says.

“I’m hearing what I want around those songs, where the strings would come in, how they would be played, so then there becomes, I guess, an inherent sound,” he says.

At times he’d write “dummy lyrics” to demonstrate to the musicians how they should play the notes.

“They know me and think I’m not so crazy, it makes sense,” Bacharach says. “So there’s a four-note figure for the trumpets, and I put maybe “Just holding on now” underneath the notes. Instead of that just being four music notes you will sing it into your trumpet. Right away you hear the ‘hold’ is stronger than the ‘just.’ It’s things like that that make more sense to me than just cold music notes.”

Occasionally the dummy lyrics ended up in the song, such as with “On My Own,” which his then-wife songwriter Carole Bayer Sager kept as the title of the song that became a No. 1 hit in 1986 for Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, or even with “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” the Bacharach-David No. 1 hit sung by B.J. Thomas for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” soundtrack in 1969.

“I kept hearing that – ‘raindrops keep falling on my head’ – when I was scoring ‘Butch Cassidy,'” Bacharach says. “It was a dummy, but it just made sense. These guys, not a care in the world. Bolivian army is going to come down and kill them, but they’re careless and carefree.

“Though Hal tried to come up with other titles ‘Raindrops’ came to be the perfect one,” he says. “Sometimes maybe it’s just shot out of the cannon of the actual music itself. It says, ‘This feels right, these words sound right.’

“These things are kind of just natural. Nobody taught me. You don’t get to learn tricks like this.”

You also don’t get a vocalist like Warwick very often either, Bacharach says.

“Dionne was a perfect, perfect vehicle for us,” he says of the singer who recorded such Bacharach-David classics as “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” among many others. “The more I recorded with Dionne, musically I could see that she can go up a couple of steps more, she can go higher than that.

“So I could take more chances and get away with them,” he says. “She was a gift.”

Bacharach has a handful of other shows scheduled this winter, including a sold-out benefit on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach with Elvis Costello, his collaborator on the 1998 album “Painted From Memory,” to raise money for the horses killed and injured when the San Luis Rey Downs training center burned in the Lilac fire last year.

“When I’m finished talking with you I’ve got to go back to the piano and relearn everything we did on ‘Painted From Memory,'” Bacharach says. “I haven’t been on stage with Elvis since we made that record but that’s going to be exciting.”

And wherever he’s playing, he wants the audience to feel as good as he does when he takes the stage with his small band and three singers.

“I’m very grateful for how this life has been for me, this career,” Bacharach says. “If I can make you feel good I’m happy. That’s my plan.”
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