Warwick’s life began in a musical family. Her mother was the leader of a well-known gospel choir, while her father was the promoter.
The desire to sing was first lived out by Warwick in the church in his hometown of East Orange in the state of New Jersey in the United States.
Such was the life of Warwick until she began singing background vocals for a record company.
Here, composer Burt Bacharach and songwriter Hal David discovered her voice.
It was her big chance.
For it was through that collaboration that Warwick produced many of the songs for which she is known. One of them was “I Say A Little Prayer” from 1967, which took the charts by storm.
The songs “Walk On By” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” did the same.
Today, she is happy that her music can delight others.
– To become part of other people’s positive moments in life it can not be fought, she has previously said.
For his many hits, Warwick has received up to several music awards, including five Grammys.
After a break in the collaboration between Warwick and the two hit men, Burt Bacharach and Warwick worked together again in 1985.
That’s where the mega-hit “That’s What Friends Are For” came from, where Elton John and Stevie Wonder also voiced the supporting song.
It was intended to raise money for AIDS research.
At the same time, Warwick was one of the first known Americans to publicly support AIDS sufferers.
Dionne Warwick lives in New Jersey and has two grown sons from her marriage to musician William David Elliot.
Source: The Nordic Page