It is simpler to define Dionne Warwick with what she isn’t instead of what she actually is. Although she was raised singing in cathedral, she is not really a gospel vocalist. Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan are obvious influences, but she actually is not really a jazz vocalist. R&B can be section of her history, but she actually is not just a spirit vocalist, either, a minimum of not really in the feeling that Aretha Franklin is certainly. Sophisticated is really a phrase often used to spell it out her musical strategy as well as the music she sings, but she actually is not a vocalist of standards such as for example Lena Horne or Nancy Wilson. What’s she, then? She actually is a pop vocalist of a type that maybe could just have emerged from the Brill Building environment of post-Elvis Presley, pre-Beatles metropolitan pop in the first ’60s. That’s when she installed with Burt Bacharach and Hal David, songwriters and suppliers who published their unusually challenging tunes on her behalf aching however detached alto tone of voice. Warwick is definitely inescapably connected with those tunes, despite the fact that she were able to build a profession after departing Bacharach and David that drew upon their design for other unforgettable recordings, and she continues to be a unique number in well-known music. Marie Dionne Warrick was created right into a gospel music family members. Her dad was a gospel record promoter for Chess Information and her mom handled the Drinkard Performers, a gospel group comprising her family members. She 1st raised her tone of voice in track at age group six at the brand new Hope Baptist Cathedral in Newark, NJ, and immediately after was an associate from the choir. As an adolescent, she produced a performing group known as the Gospelaires with her sister Dee Dee and her aunt Cissy Houston (afterwards the mother from the past due Whitney Houston). After graduating from senior high school in 1959, she gained a music scholarship or grant towards the Hartt University of Music in Hartford, Connecticut, but she also spent period with her group documenting history vocals on periods in NY. The Gospelaires are reported to be present on such well-known recordings as Ben E. King’s “Spanish Harlem” and “The stand by position Me.” These were in a Drifters program focusing on a tune known as “Mexican Divorce” constructed by Burt Bacharach when Bacharach, participating in the program, recommended Warrick might perform some demos for him. She do, singing tunes he had created with lyricist Hal David. Bacharach and David pitched among the tunes to Florence Greenberg, mind of the tiny independent Scepter Information label, and Greenberg loved the demo vocalist enough to indication her like a documenting designer. Bacharach and David published and created her 1st solitary, “Don’t Make Me Over,” in 1962. Once the record premiered, the performer credit included a typo; it go through “Dionne Warwick” rather than “Dionne Warrick,” and she held the brand new name. (Her sister Dee Dee ultimately became Dee Dee Warwick aswell.) “Don’t Make Me Over” peaked in the very best 20 from the pop graphs in early 1963, also achieving the Best Five from the R&B graphs. Warwick’s following singles weren’t as effective, however in early 1964 she reached the pop and R&B TOP and the very best Five of the simple hearing graphs with “Anyone Who Acquired a Center,” that was also her initial record to attain the graphs within the U.K. (There, such performers as Cilla Dark and Dusty Springfield occasionally would cover her information before her very own versions had an opportunity to become strikes.) “Walk on By” adopted it in to the Top Ten from the pop, easy hearing, and U.K. graphs within the springtime of 1964, and it strike number one within the R&B graphs. At that time, the Beatles got arrived within the American picture, accompanied by the Uk Invasion, and for some time, pop performers like Warwick got a beating within the graphs. Nevertheless, the vocalist continued to put singles and LPs within the rankings on the next year or two, and in the springtime of 1966 she came back to the very best Ten from the pop graphs and the very best Five from the R&B graphs with “Message to Michael.” Additional, more moderate strikes followed, like the most effective U.S. documenting from the name music through the film Alfie, which reached the R&B Best Five as well as the pop Best 20 within the springtime of 1967. That summer months, Warwick topped the R&B LP graphs with her gold-selling Right here Where THERE’S Love record, and by the fall Scepter acquired amassed enough graph singles to concern Dionne Warwick’s Golden Strikes, Pt. 1, her initial album to attain the pop TOP. Curiously, Warwick’s profession reached a fresh level with an individual not compiled by Bacharach and David, although they created it. It had been “(Theme From) Valley from the Dolls,” compiled by André and Dory Previn and released by the end of 1967. The record reached the very best Five from the pop, R&B, and easy hearing graphs. Its B-side, Bacharach and David’s “I State just a little Prayer,” reached the very best Five from the pop and R&B graphs, helping the one become a silver record, as well as the Valley from the Dolls LP also produced the very best Five from the pop and R&B graphs and went yellow metal. With this, Warwick was on a move. Her next solitary, “Which are the Method to San José,” reached the pop TOP as well as the R&B and easy hearing Best Five within the springtime of 1968 and earned the Grammy Award for Greatest Modern Pop Vocal Efficiency, Female. In the wintertime of 1969 her edition of “This Guy’s deeply in love with You,” retitled “This Girl’s deeply in love with You,” produced the pop and R&B TOP and the simple hearing Best Five, and in early 1970 “I’ll Hardly ever Fall in Like Once again,” from Bacharach and David’s rating for the Broadway musical Claims, Promises, produced the pop TOP and topped the simple hearing graphs, getting her another Grammy Honor for Best Modern Vocal Performance, Woman. In 1971, Warwick added an “e” to the finish of her name for the advice of the numerologist, retaining the brand new spelling until 1975. She also remaining Scepter Information and authorized a cope with the main label Warner Bros. that included Bacharach and David as her article writer and maker. The team created the 1972 recording Dionne, that was a moderate seller, but Bacharach and David split within the wake from the vital and commercial failing of their focus on a musical remake from the film Shed Horizon in 1973. Because of her contractual dedication, Warwick was compelled to sue her previous partners. Funds was reached, however they may not work together once again for quite some time and Warwick’s profession experienced. Warwick bounced back again with “After that Came You,” a melody she recorded using the Spinners, which topped the pop and R&B graphs and reached the very best Five of the simple hearing graphs in Oct 1974, going yellow metal along the way. It became a one-off achievement, but Warwick (right now minus the “e”) authorized to Arista Information in 1979 and came back to the very best Five from the pop adult modern (previously easy hearing) graphs with “I’ll Under no circumstances Love IN THIS MANNER Again,” made by labelmate Barry Manilow and presented on her 1st platinum-selling recording, another LP basically entitled Dionne. “Deja Vu,” also from your album, was a high 20 pop and number 1 adult modern hit. “I’ll By no means Love IN THIS MANNER Again” received Warwick her third Grammy for Greatest Pop Vocal Overall performance, Feminine; “Deja Vu” received her her 4th for Best Tempo & Blues Vocal Overall performance, Feminine. Warwick topped the adult modern graphs in 1980 with “No Night time SUCH A LONG TIME,” but her following across-the-board hit didn’t arrive until she installed using the Bee Gees on her behalf 1982 record Heartbreaker. Barry Gibb created the gold-selling LP as well as the three Gibb brothers had written the name tune, which produced the pop TOP and topped the adult modern graphs. In 1985, Warwick was reconciled with Bacharach and she arranged a charity documenting of his and Carole Bayer Sager’s tune “That’s What Close friends Are For” to fight AIDS, offering Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Question, furthermore to herself. The record topped the pop, R&B, and adult modern graphs in the wintertime of 1985-1986, the record Close friends on which it had been included went precious metal, as well as the track gained Warwick her 5th Grammy, for Greatest Pop Performance by way of a Duo or Group with Vocal. In 1987, Warwick topped the adult modern graphs and reached the very best Five from the R&B graphs with “Like Power,” a duet with Jeffrey Osborne which was another Bacharach/Sager structure. Warwick enjoyed much less commercial success following the past due ’80s. She parted methods with Arista Information after her 1995 recording Aquarela perform Brazil. In 1998 she released Dionne Sings Dionne, an recording consisting mainly of re-recordings of her strikes, on River North Information. Her 1st collection of vacation standards, THE BEST Time of the entire year, premiered in 2004 on EMI. 2 yrs later she got within the Concord label with My Close friends & Me, a assortment of duets that revisited her traditional recordings with Cyndi Lauper, Kelis, Reba McEntire, and Wynonna Judd among her guests. Why We Sing, her 1st gospel recording in almost 40 years, arrived in the Rhino label in 2008, and in 2011 she’d superstar in Donald Trump’s The Superstar Apprentice 4, possible tv competition series that pitted her against fellow contestants like David Cassidy, Lil Jon, and Meats Loaf. Now, a fresh record of Bacharach and David materials, found its way to 2012 in the H&I Music label and proclaimed her 50th wedding anniversary as a saving artist. Feels SO EXCELLENT, an record of duets with performers such as for example Alicia Tips, Ziggy Marley, and Stevie Question, premiered early in 2014.
Full Name Dionne Warwick
Date Of Birth December 12, 1940
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Television presenter, Television producer, Film Score Composer, Gospel singer
Education University of Hartford, University of Hartford Hartt School
Awards Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, Glamour Award for Icons
Music Groups The Drinkard Singers
Music Songs That's What Friends Are For, I'll Never Love This Way Again, Walk on By, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, I Say a Little Prayer, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie, Heart Breaker, What the World Needs Now, A House Is Not a Home, Message to Michael, Don't Make Me Over, Are You There, Valley of the Dolls, This Girl Is in Love With You, All The Love In The World, Always Something There to Remind Me, The Windows Of The World, Reach Out for Me, Then Came You, Love Power, Trains and Boats and Planes, Wishin' & Hopin', Make It Easy on Yourself, Deja Vu, Close to You, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', No Night So Long, This Empty Place, How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye, The Look of Love
Albums Friends, Promises, Promises, Dionne Warwick in Valley of the Dolls, Heartbreaker, Reservations for Two, Friends in Love, Just Being Myself, Very Dionne, My Friends & Me, Presenting Dionne Warwick, How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye, Here I Am, Hot! Live and Otherwise, Here Where There Is Love, On Stage and in the Movies, Friends Can Be Lovers, Christmas in Vienna II, No Night So Long, The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick, The Windows of the World, Soulful, Dionne Warwick in Paris, Now A Celebratory 50th Anniversary Album, A Man and a Woman, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Love At First Sight, My Favorite Time Of The Year, Dionne Sings Dionne, Dionne (1972), Sings Cole Porter, Dionne, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Best in Live: Dionne Warwick, Why We Sing, Aquarela Do Brasil, Feels So Good, Track Of The Cat, The Diva Of Soul Music Live In Concert, Amazing Top Hits, Evergreen Super Hits, Only Trust Your Heart, Then Came You, Sus Primeros Éxitos
Nominations Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's, NME Award for World Female Singer
Movies Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Rent-a-Cop, Slaves, Extralarge: Black Magic
TV Shows Solid Gold, The Apprentice, Music Country USA
She added an "e" to the end of her first name in 1971. She did so on the advice of her astrologer. She removed the "e" in 1975, saying it had been a mistake.
February 25th 2003 - European tour and will be out of the States until April 2003.
South Orange, New Jersey [December 2010]
Attended Luther Vandross' funeral in New York, USA. She read Vandross' obituary and a letter from Gladys Knight, who was unable to attend the service. [July 2005]
In 1962 she recorded "Make It Easy On Yourself" for Scepter Records, but was angered when she discovered that the label was going to release Jerry Butler's version of it and not hers. To mollify her, the label said that they would have songwriters Hal David and Burt Bacharach write a song especially for her. She snapped, "Don't make me over, man", meaning "Don't try to con me". Bacharach and David thought that phrase would make a great title for a song, and wrote "Don't Make Me Over" for her, which became her debut song and was a major hit.
She and her cousin, Whitney Houston were inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2013 for their services to arts and entertainment.
Originally a mezzo-soprano at the height of her career, but since her voice has deepened due to life long smoking and age, now performs in the contralto range.
She has six grandchildren.
Her childhood (Lincoln) elementary school was renamed Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneusrhip (Kindergarten to 5th grade) in East Orange, New Jersey.
She was awarded five Grammy Awards. She has earned 18 top-20 US hits, including 12 songs written by Burt Bacharach.
She sang at St. Mark's Methodist Church in East Orange at 6 years old and later at New Hope Baptist Church on Sussex Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.
She attended the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Connecticut. She met Burt Bacharach there, when she was 18 years old.
She was raised on Sterling Street in East Orange, New Jersey.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Dionne's younger sister, Dee Dee Warwick, died Saturday October 19, 2008 at a New Jersey nursing home, with her elder sister by her side, after having been in poor health for several months, according to a family spokesman. She was 63.
Had a 12-year relationship with actor Gianni Russo best known for appearing as Carlo Rizzi, Connie Corleone's husband, in The Godfather (1972).
Although her real last name is Warrick, on her first hit record, "Don't Make Me Over", her record company misspelled her name "Warwick" on the label, and she's used it ever since.
Attended Karen Carpenter's funeral on Tuesday, February 8, 1983. The services were held at United Methodist Church in Downey, California.
Although Warwick had a handful of Top Ten hits during the 1960s, many of her songs were not given the chance to shine. Such songs include "Any Old Time of the Day," "Here Where There Is Love," "The Wine Is Young," "Check Out Time," "Wives and Lovers," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "Knowing When to Leave," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "Let Me Be Lonely," "Forever My Love," "In the Land of Make Believe," "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "The Look of Love," and "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head".
Honorary Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Ranked #42 on VH1's Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
Celebrity spokesperson for the Psychic Friends Network and hostess for its infomercials in the 1990s.
Arrested on misdemeanor charge 12 May, 2002 at Miami International Airport for carrying 11 marijuana cigarettes, found in empty lipstick container, less than 5 grams of marijuana. A friend told reporters Warwick uses marijuana to fight effects of glaucoma. On 5 June 2002, AP reports that charges against Warwick were dropped after Miami-Dade County judge agreed to plea bargain deal, which included Warwick's completion of drug treatment program. She did not appear in court, but in a statement said, "To this day, I am puzzled about exactly what happened at the Miami International Airport. But through the grace of God, I can now put this unpleasant chapter behind me." Her plea also included her donation of $250 to a group which supports children born with HIV. Warwick also agreed to make an anti-drug public service announcement directed at youth.