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Dionne Warwick

Background information
Birth name Marie Dionne Warrick
Born December 12, 1940 (1940-12-12) (age 66)
Origin State flagEast Orange, New Jersey
Genre(s) R&B/Soul music, Urban, Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1962 - present
Label(s) Scepter (1964-1971)
Warner Bros. (1972-1977)
Arista (1979-1995)
Independent Era (1996-2004)
Concord (2005-Present)
Associated
acts
Burt Bacharach, The Spinners, Isaac Hayes, Whitney Houston

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Contents

Biography

Early years

Born to parents Mansel Warrick (a gospel record promoter for Chess Records) and Lee Drinkard (manager of The Drinkard Singers) in East Orange, New Jersey. The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... The Drinkard Singers was a notable gospel family group whose members included Lee Drinkard and Cissy Houston among other relatives. ... Map of East Orange in Essex County East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 69,824. ...


Her first performances began when she occasionally sang with the Drinkard Singers in the late 1950s. In 1960, while studying at Hartt College of Music (a school from which she now holds a Doctorate), Dionne, Myrna Utley, and Carol Slade, along with Dionne's sister Delia (known professionally as Dee Dee Warwick) formed their own group called the "The Gospelaires". Their first official performance was at the world famous Apollo Theatre, where they won the weekly amateur contest. The Hartt School is a school of performing arts located in West Hartford, Connecticut, primarily providing postsecondary programs in music, dance, and theatre. ... Dee Dee Warwick is an African-American soul singer, the sister of Dionne Warwick. ... Entrance February 2005 This article is about the London theatre. ...


This led to the group being asked to sing background sessions at recording studios in New York for such artists as Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson, Dinah Washington and Solomon Burke. While performing as background on The Drifters' recording of "Mexican Divorce", Dionne's voice and star presence were noticed by the song's composer Burt Bacharach, who was about to begin writing songs with a new partner named Hal David. This fortunate meeting marked the ascent to stardom for both singer and songwriter. Dionne was signed to Bacharach and David's production company, which in turn signed to Scepter Records in 1962. Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson on September 28, 1938, in Henderson, North Carolina) then moved to Harlem, NY at the age of nine. ... Chuck Jackson (1937 - ) is an R&B singer who was one of the first artists to successfully record material by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was a blues, R&B and jazz singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Scepter Records was started in 1959 by Florence Greenberg. ...


Her first solo single for Scepter Records was released in November, 1962. The song was entitled "Don't Make Me Over", the title (according to the A&E Biography of Dionne Warwick) supplied by Warrick herself when she snapped the phrase at producers Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Warwick became incensed and shouted the phrase when she found a song she wanted to record, "Make It Easy on Yourself" had been given to another artist, Jerry Butler. From the phrase, Bacharach and David created an elegant R&B recording, which became a top 40 pop hit (#21) in the US (and a top 5 US R&B hit.) Famously, Warrick's name was misspelled on the credits, and she soon began using the new spelling (i.e., "Warwick") both professionally and personally.[1] Dont Make Me Over is a 1962 soul single recorded by American singer Dionne Warwick and her first collaborative effort with the famed songwriting-producing team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Biography is a documentary television program. ... Make It Easy On Yourself is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ...


The two immediate follow-ups to "Don't Make Me Over" -- "Make The Music Play" and "This Empty Place" -- were largely unsuccessful, but 1963's "Anyone Who Had a Heart" was Warwick's first top 10 pop hit (#8). This was followed by "Walk on By" in April 1964, a major hit that launched her career into the stratosphere. For the rest of the 1960s, Warwick was a fixture on the US and Canadian charts, and virtually all of Warwick's singles from 1962-1971 were written and produced by the Bacharach/David team. Walk on By is a song recorded by Dionne Warwick. ...


In fact, Warwick weathered the British Invasion better than most American artists, although she released only a few hits in the UK during the late 1960s, most notably "Walk On By" and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose". In the UK a number of Bacharach-David-Warwick songs were covered by UK singer Cilla Black, most notably "Anyone Who Had a Heart", which went to #1 in the UK. This upset Warwick and she has described feeling insulted when told that in the UK, record company executives wanted her songs recorded by someone else. Warwick even met Cilla Black whilst on tour in the UK. She recalled what she said to her - " I told her that "You're My World" would be my next single in the States. I honestly believe that if I'd sneezed on my next record, then Cilla would have sneezed on hers too. There was no imagination in her recording." In truth, music critics have tended to agree that Warwick's version was outclassed by Black's which may have added to the former's angst.[1] For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... Do You Know the Way to San Jose is a popular song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Cover of Cilla Blacks 1966 album Cilla Sings a Rainbow. ... Anyone Who Had a Heart is a 1960s song by American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Youre My World is a 1964 single by British pop singer Cilla Black. ...


"You're My World" was, in fact, not released as a single by Warwick -- but it did appear on a later album, Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls. Black's superlative and original recording of "You're My World" peaked at #1 UK and was one of the top selling records of 1964 internationally. Her recording peaked at #26 US and was also a million seller. Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls was Dionne Warwicks twelfth album for the Scepter label. ...


Warwick was named the Bestselling Female Vocalist in the Cash Box Magazine Poll in 1964, with six chart hits in that year. Cash Box also named her the Top Female Vocalist in 1969, 1970 and 1971. In the 1967 Cash Box Poll, she was second only to Petula Clark, and in 1968's poll second only to Aretha Franklin. Playboy Magazine's influential Music Poll of 1970 named her the Top Female Vocalist. In 1969, Harvard's Hasty Pudding Society named her Woman of the Year.


The late 1960s and early 1970s

The late 1960s and early 1970s became a very successful time period for Warwick, who saw a string of Gold selling albums and Top 20 and Top 10 hit singles. "Message to Michael", a Bacharach-David song that the duo was certain was a "man's song", became a huge hit for Warwick in May of 1966. The 1967 LP called Here Where There Is Love was her first RIAA Gold Album and featured the hits "Alfie" (which ironically, given the "Anyone Who Had A Heart"saga, Warwick covered from Cilla Black's original - which Burt Bacharach flew to the UK especially to produce), "Trains and Boats and Planes", and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself". Later that same year, Warwick earned a her first RIAA Gold Single for the single "I Say a Little Prayer" (on her album The Windows of the World). The RIAA Logo. ... Cover of Cilla Blacks 1966 album Cilla Sings a Rainbow. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... The RIAA Logo. ... A hit song by Dionne Warwick. ...


Her next big hit was unusual in that it was not written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and it was a song that she almost didn't record. While the film version of "Valley of the Dolls" was being made, actress Barbara Parkins suggested that Warwick be considered to sing the film's theme song, written by songwriting team Andre and Dory Previn. The song was to be given to Judy Garland who had been fired from the film. Warwick performed the song, and when the film became a success in the early weeks of 1968, the public wanted a recording of the theme. Warwick returned to A&R Studios in New York and recorded a Pat Williams-arranged version of the theme, which was released as the flip side of "I Say A Little Prayer". As such, "(Theme From) Valley of the Dolls" was a smash success (#2-4 weeks), as was the Bacharach/David-penned follow-up, "Do You Know the Way to San José". More hits ("Promises, Promises"-#19, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"-#6, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"-#15, "This Girl's In Love With You"-#7, "Make It Easy On Yourself"-#37, "Who Is Gonna Love Me"-#33, "The April Fools"-#37, "Let Me Go To Him"-#32) followed into 1971. This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966, the Hollywood film which followed it in 1967, and the 1994 late-night, syndicated television soap opera. ... Barbara Parkins is a television and film actress, born on May 22, 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The name Andre may stand for: // Blessed Brother André Besette, CSC, Holy Cross Brother and Miracle Worker, Montreal, Canada Andre Agassi, a tennis professional André the Giant, a professional wrestler & actor André (singer), an Armenian pop star André Breton (1896-1966), French author and surrealist theorist André Gagnon, a Canadian... Dory Previn née Langdon (born 22 October 1925) is an American singer-songwriter and poet, and was a lyricist for motion picture theme songs during the 1960s and early 1970s, including the soundtrack to the Valley of the Dolls. ... Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939). ... Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966, the Hollywood film which followed it in 1967, and the 1994 late-night, syndicated television soap opera. ... Do You Know the Way to San Jose is a popular song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ...


Warwick had become the priority act of Scepter Records with the release of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" in 1963. However, in the post-Woodstock era of the late 1960s, changing tastes in music and a dispute between Bacharach and David's production company with Scepter resulted the decision was made that she would begin looking for a major label. Warwick's last recording, the soundtrack for the motion picture "The Love Machine" (in which she appeared in an uncredited cameo) for Scepter was in 1971. Anyone Who Had a Heart is a 1960s song by American songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ...


Later that same year Warwick was signed to Warner Brothers Records for what was at the time the most lucrative recording contract ever given a female vocalist according to Variety. Her debut on Warners was the self-titled album "Dionne" (not to be confused with her later Arista debut album) in January of 1972. The album peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100 Album Chart. Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Warwick had signed with Warners with Bacharach and David as writers and producers. However, after the "Lost Horizon" disaster of 1973, the songwriting duo not only wasn't working together, they weren't even speaking. While this situation worked itself out in the courts, Warwick would team with a variety of producers, looking for an elusive hit. The cover of the 1961 paperback edition Lost Horizon is a fantasy adventure novel by James Hilton. ...


Warwick was advised by numerologist Linda Goodman in 1971 to add an "e" to her last name, making Warwick "Warwicke" for good luck. The extra "e" brought more bad luck than good, and the singer removed it in 1975. Faced with the prospect of being sued by Warners, in 1975 Warwick was forced to file a $5.5 million lawsuit against Bacharach and David for Breach of Contract. The suit was settled out of court in 1979, reportedly for $5 million including the rights to all Warwick recordings produced by Bacharach and David. Linda Goodman, (April 9th, 1925? - October 21, 1995) was a best-selling American astrologer and poet. ...


The Warner era (1972-1978)

Without the guidance and tailor-made songwriting that Bacharach/David had provided in the first phase of Warwick's career, it slowed greatly in the 1970s. There were no big hits until 1974's "Then Came You", recorded as a duet with the Spinners and produced by Thom Bell. It was her first US #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Nevertheless, other than this success, Warwick's five years on Warner Bros. Records -- despite the fact that she worked the entire time -- left her almost completely without hits. There were a few quality, but lesser known hits such as "His House and Me" and "Once You Hit The Road" (#79 R&B, #6 Adult Contemporary)-- both of which were produced in 1975 and 1976, respectively, by Thom Bell. Then Came You was a 1974 hit for American soul singer Dionne Warwick and American R&B group The Spinners, and credited to Dionne Warwicke and Spinners (from 1971-1975, Warwick added a final e to her last name). ... The Spinners are a Detroit, Michigan-based soul vocal group active since 1954 (see 1954 in music), and most popular during the 1970s. ... For other people with similar names, see Tom Bell and Thomas Bell. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Warner Bros. ... For other people with similar names, see Tom Bell and Thomas Bell. ...


Warwick recorded five albums with Warners: Dionne, produced by Bacharach and David; Just Being Myself, produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland; Then Came You, produced by Jerry Ragavoy; Track of the Cat, produced by Thom Bell; and Love at First Sight, produced by Steve Barri and Michael Omartian. The singer's five-year contract with Warners expired in 1977, and with that, Warwick gladly ended her stay at the label. Jerry Ragovoy is an American songwriter and record producer. ... For other people with similar names, see Tom Bell and Thomas Bell. ... Steve Barri (born Steven Barry Lipkin in Brooklyn, New York on February 23, 1942) is an American songwriter and record producer. ... Michael Omartian (born November 26, 1945 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American keyboardist, songwriter and Grammy award winning music producer. ...


The 80s: Move to Arista

This trend ended with the move to a new label and the release of "I'll Never Love This Way Again" in 1979. The song was produced by Barry Manilow. The accompanying album Dionne (1979 Album) (not to be confused with the Warner Bros. album of the same name) was her first to go Platinum. This was her debut on Arista Records, to which she had been personally signed and guided by the label's founder Clive Davis. Her 1980 album, No Night So Long was not quite as strong but featured the quality title track which became a major hit. Ill Never Love This Way Again is a 1979 hit recorded by American soul singer Dionne Warwick. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... General Name, Symbol, Number platinum, Pt, 78 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 6, d Appearance grayish white Standard atomic weight 195. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ...


In January 1980, while under contract to Arista Records, Dionne Warwick hosted a two-hour TV special called Solid Gold '79. This was adapted into the weekly one-hour show Solid Gold, which she hosted throughout 1980 and again in 1985-86. Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ...


After a moderate hit recorded in early 1982 with her friend and fellow musical legend Johnny Mathis -- the Jay Graydon-produced "Friends in Love" -- Warwick's next big hit later that same year was her full-length collaboration with Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees for "Heartbreaker". "Heartbreaker" became one of Dionne's biggest international hits, peaking on Billboard's Hot 100 at #10 in January 1983 and #1 AC in the USA and #2 in the UK. Internationally, the tune was also a smash in continential Europe, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Canada, and Asia. The title track was taken from the album of the same name which sold over 3 million internationally and earned Dionne an RIAA USA gold record award for the album. The album peaked at #25 on the Hot 100 Album Chart, #13 on the R&B Chart and #3 in the UK. Dionne stated to Wesley Hyatt in his The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits that she was not fond of "Heartbreaker" but recorded the tune because she trusted The Bee Gees' judgment that it would be a hit. The project come about when Clive Davis was attending his aunt's wedding in Florida and spoke with Barry Gibb. Barry mentioned that he had always been a fan of Dionne's and Clive arranged for Dionne and The Bee Gees to discuss a project. Dionne and the brothers Gibb hit it off and the album and the title single were released in October 1982. John Royce Mathis (b. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Heartbreaker is a 1982 hit single released by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick. ... Heartbreaker is a 1982 hit single released by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Heartbreaker is a 1982 hit single released by American pop and soul singer Dionne Warwick. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is a Grammy Award winning record producer and a leading music industry executive. ... Barry Alan Crompton Gibb CBE (born on 1 September 1946) is a singer, songwriter and producer. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ...


In 1983, Dionne released another notable album titled "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye" which was produced by Luther Vandross. Their collaboration had been a lifelong dream of Vandross, who had maintained that he wanted to work with Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross. The album's most successful single became the beautifully emotive title track, "How Many Times Can Say Goodbye", a duet with Warwick, which despite the production by Vandross, only peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, the Dance-pop song "Got a Date", became a moderate hit on the R&B chart. The album only peaked at Number 57 on The Billboard 200 album chart, but it did fare better on the R&B chart. Still, however, it was not as commercially successful as the Heartbreaker album the previous year. Of note, however, was a reunion with The Shirelles on Warwick's cover of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow". Warwick would not release another studio album until two years later, 1984's Finder of Lost Loves -- an album that would reunite her with both Barry Manilow and Burt Bacharach, who was now writing with his new lyricist partner and wife, Carole Bayer Sager. Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ... Finder of Lost Loves is an American television series shown by the ABC network during the 1984-1985 season. ... Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter best known for his recordings I Write the Songs, Mandy and Copacabana. His career achievements include selling more than 75 million records worldwide. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ...


In 1985, Warwick contributed her voice to the Multi-Grammy award winning charity song: We Are the World, along with vocalists like Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner and Diana Ross. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ...


In 1985, Warwick recorded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) benefit single "That's What Friends Are For" alongside Gladys Knight, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder. The single, credited to "Dionne and Friends" raised over three million dollars for that cause. The tune peaked at #1 for four weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1986. In 1988, the Washington Post wrote: So working against AIDS, especially after years of raising money for work on many blood-related diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, seemed the right thing to do. "You have to be granite not to want to help people with AIDS, because the devastation that it causes is so painful to see. I was so hurt to see my friend die with such agony," Warwick remembers. "I am tired of hurting and it does hurt." The single won the performers the NARAS Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, as well as Song of the Year for its writers, Bacharach and Bayer Sager. It also was ranked by Billboard magazine as the most popular song of 1986. With this single, Warwick also released her second most successful album of the decade, titled Friends. The overwhelming success of the title track, however, overshadowed much of the other tracks on the album. The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is an organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. ... Thats What Friends Are For is a song and a series of charity concerts. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. ... Naras stands for The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, or simply The Recording Academy. ... For the use of the word in a general sense, see Friendship. ...


In July 1987, Dionne scored another Billboard Top 20 pop hit (#12) and Top 10 R&B chart hit (and #1 AC hit) with the song, "Love Power", a duet with Jeffrey Osborne. This song, another written by Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, was featured in Warwick's album "Reservations for Two". The album's title song, a duet with Kashif, was also a moderate hit. Other artists featured on the album included Smokey Robinson and June Pointer. Jeffrey Osborne (born March 9, 1948 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American funk and R&B musician, and former lead singer of the band L.T.D. Osborne is the youngest of 12 children and is part of a musical family. ... Bacharach, view from Castle Stahleck Bacharach whith Castle Stahleck Bacharach is a small German town, in Rhineland-Palatinate (Mainz-Bingen district), situated on the west bank of the Rhine, 48km (30 miles) south of Koblenz. ... Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist, songwriter and singer best-known for writing the lyrics to many popular songs performed on Broadway and in Hollywood films. ... Kashif (born Michael Jones in Brooklyn, New York 1959-), is an American multi-instrumetalist, singer, songwriter and producer. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... June Pointer, as shown on the cover of her self-titled 1989 album June Antoinette Pointer Whitmore (November 30, 1953 — April 11, 2006) was an American vocalist best known for her work with The Pointer Sisters. ...


1990s to present

Despite the release of another Greatest Hits album -- her first with Arista -- Warwick's career took an unexpected major downturn in the 1990s, with only a few moderate-selling albums released and no major singles. During this period, Warwick became perhaps best known for hosting infomercials for the Psychic Friends Network, a 900 number psychic service. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Psychic Friends Network was a telephone psychic service in the 1990s. ... A 1-900 telephone number, in the North American Numbering Plan, usually has the form 1-900-###-####. A call to one of these numbers can result in a high per-minute or per-call charge. ... Psychic (sīkĭk); from the Greek psychikos - of the soul, mental - and referring in part to the human mind or psyche (ex. ...


Warwick's most well-received 1990s album was probably 1993's "Friends Can Be Lovers", which was produced in part by Ian Devaney and Lisa Stansfield. Prominently featured on the album was a tune called "Sunny Weather Lover", which was the first song that Burt Bacharach and Hal David had written together in exactly twenty years from the song's release. It was Warwick's lead single in the US, and was heavily promoted by Arista, but it failed to chart. A follow-up, the steamy, sensual "Where My Lips Have Been" peaked at #95 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Friends Can Be Lovers was Dionne Warwicks second and most successful album of the 1990s. ... Lisa Jane Stansfield (born April 11, 1966), better known as Lisa Stansfield, is an English R&B and soul singer from the United Kingdom. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... Arista Records was founded in 1975 by Clive Davis, and named after his secondary school honor society. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ...


Warwick completed course requirements for her Doctorate of Music Education from the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut during the 1990s.


In 2005, Dionne Warwick was honored by Oprah Winfrey at her Legends Ball. Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ...


Warwick enjoyed one of her largest audiences ever when she appeared on the May 24, 2006 fifth-season finale of American Idol.[citation needed] 36 million U.S. viewers watched Warwick sing a medley of "Walk on By" and "That's What Friends Are For", with longtime collaborator Burt Bacharach accompanying her on the piano. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Walk on By is a song recorded by Dionne Warwick. ... Thats What Friends Are For is a song and a series of charity concerts. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ...


In 2006, Warwick -- who was now signed to Concord Records after a fifteen-year tenure at Arista -- released My Friends and Me, a duets album on which she sang with various female singing stars, on thirteen of her old hits. It is her debut album for the label. The album was produced by her son, Damon Elliott. Among her singing partners were Gloria Estefan, Olivia Newton-John, Wynonna Judd and Reba McEntire. The album My Friends & Me peaked at #66 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Warwick is currently on a world Tour. Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Wynonna Ellen Judd (born May 30, 1964) is an American country music singer. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is a Grammy award winning American singer and country music performer, and actress. ... The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart was established by Billboard magazine in 1984. ...


On May 5, 2007, Warwick appeared alongside Patti Labelle and performed at the University of Southern Mississippi in a ceremony honoring Mrs. Tena Clark. Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


According to Billboard Magazine Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the rock era female vocalist with 56 chart hits. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Dionne appeared as a guest star on the TV Show "So Weird" on The Disney Channel as Effy. She also appeared at "Dionne Berry" in an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger". Walker, Texas Ranger was an American television western/police dramatic series, created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. ...


Famous relations

  • Warwick's sister Dee Dee Warwick also had a successful singing career, scoring 4 Top 20 R&B hits, notably "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" in 1967 and "She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking)" in 1970. In 1971, at the advice of a numerologist, both Dionne and her sister Dee Dee added an "e" to the end of Warwick (thus making their professional last names "Warwicke"). The "e" was eventually dropped in mid-1975.

Dee Dee Warwick is an African-American soul singer, the sister of Dionne Warwick. ... Im Gonna Make You Love Me is a soul song, written in 1967 by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Jerry Ross. ... Numerology is an arcane study of the purported mystical relationship between numbers and the character or action of physical objects and living things. ... Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard on September 30, 1933) is a gospel and soul singer. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ...

Discography

For a full Dionne Warwick discography: Dionne Warwick discography The following article is a discography for American soul singer, Dionne Warwick, including both singles and albums. ...


Awards

Dionne Warwick has won five Grammy Awards during her music career. Her awards in the following categories are as follows: Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

  • 1969: "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for the single, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?."
  • 1971: "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for the single, "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."
  • 1979: "Best Female R&B Vocal Performance" for the single, "Déjà Vu."
  • 1979: "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" for the single, "I'll Never Love This Way Again."
  • 1986: "Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal" for the single, "That's What Friends Are For."

Ill Never Fall In Love Again is a popular song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ...

Filmography

  • Slaves (1969 film) (1969)
  • The Day the Music Died (1977)
  • Rent-a-Cop (1988)
  • The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (2002) (documentary)
  • So Weird (1999)

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External links

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Notes

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David, Wallace, Amy, The New Book of Lists, p.5. Canongate, 2005. ISBN 1-84195-719-4.

The New Book of Lists is a 2005 book by brother and sister David Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace that aims to be a compendium of trivia and statistics. ...

References

  • Harvey, Stephen: What’s It All About Dionne? Interview – Dionne Warwick, The Independent on Sunday, February 23, 2003
  • Ayres, Sabra: Dionne Warwick's Charges Dropped in Plea Bargain, Associated Press, June 5, 2002.
  • Nathan, David (1999). The Soulful Divas: Personal Portraits of over a dozen divine divas from Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, & Diana Ross, to Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, & Janet Jackson. Watson-Guptill Publications. ISBN 0-8230-8425-6. 

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Dionne Warwick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1447 words)
Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers.
Warwick enjoyed one of her largest audiences ever when she appeared on the May 24, 2006 fifth-season finale of American Idol.
Warwick's mother, Lee Drinkard, along with many of Warwick's uncles and aunts, were members of The Drinkard Singers, a noted gospel group of the 1940s through the 1990s.
Dionne Warwick - Biography - AOL Music (1169 words)
It is easier to define Dionne Warwick by what she isn't rather than what she is. Although she grew up singing in church, she is not a gospel singer.
Warwick is inescapably associated with those songs, even though she managed to build a career after leaving Bacharach and David that drew upon their style for other memorable recordings, such that she remains a unique figure in popular music.
Warwick bounced back with "Then Came You," a song she recorded with the Spinners, which topped the pop and R&B charts and reached the Top Five of the easy listening charts in October 1974, going gold in the process.
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