© - Toby Walker
Born in May 1928, in Kansas City, Burt Bacharach studied cello, drums and piano as a child, and was later relocated to New York City by his father, a media columnist.
His parents were Irma M. Freeman and Mark Bertram Bacharach.
As a youngster he grew up in the Forest Hills section of New York City.
Burt played in several jazz bands during the 1940's.