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Throwback Thursday: “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” by Dionne Warwick


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Dionne Warwick was born in East Orange, New Jersey, on December 12, 1940. Her real name is Marie Dionne Warrick. Warwick was discovered while attending The Hartt School—a prestigious conservatory for music, dance, and theater in Hartford, Connecticut. There, she first met Burt Bacharach. He had hired her to record a few demos for him. From those demos, she received a record deal. (biography.com) Dionne Warwick has received 14 Grammy nominations and has won 5 times. In 2019, the Grammys honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. On the 1979 22nd Annual Grammy Awards, Dionne Warwick ended a decade lull in her career. She won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, for “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, for “Déjà vu.” (grammy.com) The song “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” was released in 1979 and topped the Billboard Chart at number 5. The song was written by Will Jennings and produced by Barry Manilow for Arista Records. (lyrics.com)