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    Covering the well-known and public areas of Burt Bacharach's life, as well as those aspects that have previously been hidden from the media, this book examines a celebrated career spanning 50 years. Covered in detail are Bacharach's previously undocumented early life; his work with lyricist Hal David; his golden years composing hit after hit; his numerous relationships with women and his four marriages, including those to Angie Dickinson and Carole Bayer Sager; and his recent collaborations with Elvis Costello and Noel Gallagher.

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