Dionne Warwick

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Marie Dionne Warrick, 12 December 1940, East Orange, New Jersey, USA. One of the truly sophisticated voices over the past five decades of soul influenced pop, Warwick first sang in Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church choir. She played piano with the Drinkard Singers, a gospel group her mother managed, and studied at Connecticut’s Hart School of Music. During the same period, Warwick also formed the Gospelaires with her sister, Dee Dee and aunt Cissy Houston. Increasingly employed as backing singers, the trio’s voices appeared on records by the Drifters and Garnet Mimms. Through such work Warwick came into contact with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Her first solo single, on Scepter Records, ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ (1963), was a fragile slice of ‘uptown R&B’ and set the tone for such classic collaborations as ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘Walk On By’. Bacharach’s sculpted, almost grandiose...

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