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Lyricist Hal David Dies at 91

Burt Bacharach’s songwriting partner was responsible for dozens of standards

Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Hal David
Hal David

Hal David, who, along with Burt Bacharach penned dozens of pop hits that were also covered by numerous jazz artists, died of complications from a stroke this morning (Sept. 1) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 91.

David wrote the lyrics while Bacharach penned music. This May, the pair received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. They were honored at a White House tribute concert attended by President Obama.

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