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Dionne Warwick

DESCRIPTION: Dionne Warwick


ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1962 - Current

MUSIC GENRE: R&B, Soul, Pop, Traditional Pop, Gospel


RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): Scepter, Warner Bros., Arista, Concord, Rhino

WIKIPEDIA PAGE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_Warwick


(Marie Dione Warrick) (1940-)
The woman who brought such a heart and soul wrench to the David-Bacharach classic Walk On By was one of the greatest voices of Sixties popular music. Born in New Jersey, she started singing in a local church choir as a young child. She began session singing in New York in the late 1950s, and met Burt Bacharach. They recorded a demo together, and a recording deal eventuated. From her first single, Don’t Make Me Over (1962) it was clear that the partnership was magic. With its passionate gospel-soul sound, it moved towards the top of the charts in 1963. The following year she had another hit with Anyone Who Had A Heart, and in 1965, Walk On By. Mid-sixties hits included Message to Michael, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, and I Say a Little Prayer, and she closed the decade with Promises, Promises. David and Bacharach stopped working together in the early 1970s, however, and Warwick’s career hit a flat spot. Later highlights included working with the Bee Gees on her early Eighties album Heartbreaker, while in 1985 she was back working with Bacharach recording a charity song he co-wrote with Carol Bayer Sager in support of AIDS research. The song, That's What Friends Are For, which she sang with Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John, and was another chart-topper. She is the recipient of several Grammy awards.

By Larry Buttrose


Parent Category Page Links: Music Artists / Outfits - America

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