GRAMMY Winner Hal David Dies

GRAMMY Winner Hal David Dies
GRAMMY-winning songwriter Hal David, who as a lyricist collaborated with Burt Bacharach on many hit songs in the '60s and '70s, died Sept. 1 following complications from a stroke. He was 91. David and Bacharach's collaborations included Herb Alpert's "This Guy's In Love With You," the Carpenters' "(They Long To Be) Close To You," Jackie DeShannon's "What The World Needs Now Is Love," and many hits for Dionne Warwick, including "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" and "I Say A Little Prayer," among others. David and Bacharach won a GRAMMY for Best Score From An Original Cast Show Album for Promises, Promises in 1969. That same year the duo won on Academy Award for Music (Song-Original for the Picture) for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. In 1997 the duo was awarded a Recording Academy Trustees Award. "GRAMMY winner Hal David was an exquisite lyricist who penned timeless songs that have become classics in the American songbook," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "His body of work has left a lasting impact on our culture, and today we have lost a true legend of our industry." (9/1)

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