Burt Bacharach has been one of the most honoured and successful composers for six decades. He has written nine no 1 songs, forty-eight top 10 hits and over seventy top 40 hits. Bacharach and Hal David were the recipients of the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Other awards include: three Academy awards and eight Grammys, including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement award and 1997 Trustees award, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Bacharach’s memoir, Anyone Who Had a Heart, was published in May 2013.