He's been described as the King of Love Songs - composer Burt Bacharach whose songs dominated the charts from the 50s to the 80s, but perhaps most powerfully in the Sixties.
His name is also often synonymous with "cheese"- quite wrongly in my opinion - mostly thanks to his appearance in the Austin Power movies.
High time for a reappraisal of his work - classics like Walk On By, Anyone Who Had A Heart, What The World Needs Now and Dusty Springfield's none-more-Dusty "The Look Of Love".
Ali Harper is showcasing the Grammy award winner's extensive collection.
The show, 'The Look of Love' opened in Nelson last night. She's playing in Christchurch next week, and at Wellington's Circa Theatre on April the 4th before touring the rest of the country.