Dionne Warwick - Songs


Dionne Warwick is a pop singer, actress and TV show host who became famous in the early-mid 1960s. While in high school, she and her sister Dee Dee formed the Gospelaires, a gospel vocal group that later became The Sweet Inspirations. In college, she served as a backup singer for Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, Chuck Jackson, Solomon Burke, and many other famous performing artists of the early 1960s.

Warwick is best known for her long artistic collaboration with the Burt Bacharach-Hal David songwriting team, and it was during a recording session for The Drifters that she was asked by Bacharach to perform some demos of his songs for him. In 1962, Warwick debuted on the charts with "Don't Make Me Over," a song written by Bacharach and David, and thereafter had a very long string of hits on the Pop/Rock, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts that continued to well into the 1990s. Some of the many Bacharach-David-penned songs made famous by Warwick also include "Anyone Who Had A Heart" (1964), "Walk On By" (1964), "Reach Out For Me" (1964), "Message To Michael" (1966), "(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls" (1968), "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" (1968), "This Girl's In Love With You" (1969), and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" (1970). Later hits by Warwick include "Then Came You" (1974, with the Spinners), "I'll Never Love This Way Again" (1979), and "That's What Friends Are For" (1986, with Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder).

Warwick has also acted on TV and in the movies, and in the 1980s, she co-hosted "Solid Gold." In 2002, she became the Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


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Dionne Warwick And The Spinners

Dionne Warwick

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