Announcing the 2012 Louisville Rally Entertainment

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December 20, 2011

Composer, musician and entertainer Burt Bacharach is a living legend in the world of music, and we are delighted that he will be performing live at Good Sam’s 2012 Rally in Louisville, Kentucky, June 21 through 24, 2012, presented by DISH Network.

Bacharach began his musical career when he was in the U.S. Army stationed in Europe during the 1950s and served as the Army’s dance band manager. He started composing for such artists as Marty Robbins and Perry Como and has never stopped. During the 1960s, Bacharach wrote and produced 20 Top 40 hits just for Dionne Warwick alone, including “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “This Girl’s in Love With You” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”

With his lyric writing partner, Hal David, Bacharach was responsible for hits with other performers, including Jackie DeShannon (“What the World Needs Now”), the Fifth Dimension (“One Less Bell to Answer”), Manfred Mann (“My Little Red Book”), Bobby Vinton (“Blue on Blue”), Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s in Love With You”), Tom Jones (“Promise Her Anything,” “What’s New, Pussycat?”), Jack Jones (“Wives and Lovers”), Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”) and B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”). Other performers covered Bacharach’s compositions to chart-topping effect, including the Walker Brothers (whose version of “Make It Easy on Yourself” hit No. 16 in 1965), the Carpenters (whose version of “[They Long to Be] Close to You” hit No. 1 in 1970) and Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 (whose version of “The Look of Love” hit No. 4 in 1968).

Today, Bacharach is still performing, and the Kentucky Expo Center’s Freedom Hall will provide excellent acoustics and staging for his show. We know Bacharach’s performance of his long list of hit songs will dazzle Rally guests at the Good Sam Louisville Rally.

Reserve your spot at the Louisville Rally, presented by DISH Network.

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  1. We had the opportunity to meet so many good people Saturday during the Good Sam Louisville Rally and the Sheryl Crow concert.

    There’s nothing like the freedom of a motor-home, something I experienced at an early age with my family. My love for travel and the outdoors developed from these trips.

    Best wishes and safe travels to you all.

  2. Al – we understand that everyone has different opinions and choices regarding their entertainers and who they choose to support in regards to this. Please know that the Good Sam Club always tries to provide a variety of entertainers to our members at the Rallies, and the decisions of the entertainers is solely based on the likes of our members and not our their political stances. If not in Louisville, we hope you will be able to join us at another Rally soon.

  3. Al

    I love Burt Bacharach and my wife and I were considering attending – however, I have since discovered that the liberal pontificator Cheryl Crow will be headlining. Has Good Sam’s become the RV AARP? I’ll spend my money on Burt elsewhere.

  4. George Williams

    The new gasoline station are not being designed to accodate motorhomes and toads. Most of the engineers for the stations must not know about large vehicles.
    In October I stopped at a Flying J in Pensylvania, I rode around back to see if it had a gasoline pump. There was not a gasoline pump in the back, so I went to the front and blocked the gasoline pumps while I pumped 60 gallon of gas. My wife and I went inside to get a bite to eat. While I was in the resturant I blocked most of the front parking spaces. A little planning by the engineers would have gone a long way to help this situation.