BURT BACHARACH - COMMEMORATIVE COVER SIGNED - HFSID 27129
Sale Price $108.00
Burt Bacharach signs a philatelic envelope for the 80th anniversary of Rehovot.
Philatelic Envelope signed: "Burt Bacharach", 7x4. First Day Cover on the 80th anniversary of Rehovot, postmarked June 5, 1970, purple Israeli stamp affixed, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Composer, arranger and conductor Burt Bacharach (born in 1928) won 1969 Academy Awards for Best Score for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Best Song from that film, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", and the 1981 Academy Award for Best Song for "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from Arthur. "Raindrops" would later be featured in several other films, Forrest Gump (1994), Clockwatchers (1997), The In-Laws (2003) and Spider-Man 2 (2004), and many of his other songs were also included in recent motion picture scores. Other songs Bacharach composed include "Alfie", "What the World Needs Now", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "What's New, Pussycat?", "The Look of Love" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" Bacharach, who has also won six Grammy Awards, was married to actress Angie Dickinson from 1966-1980 and to collaborator Carole Bayer Sager from 1982-1990 (both marriages ended in divorce). The town of Rehovot, 24 kilometers south of Tel Aviv, Israel, was founded in 1890 by Jewish immigrants from Russia. It became the home of Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first President. Lightly soiled. Moisture stain in upper left corner. Nail head sized tear in envelope above "t" in signature.
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