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The endearing and enduring talents of lyricist, Hal David

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Harold Lane “Hal” David was a lyricist and the long term collaborative partner of composer Burt Bacharach. David passed away last weekend at the grand old age of 91.

Grand would be the perfect adjective with which to describe the portfolio and achievements of this much-loved music industry figure. As a writer, his talents are second to none and his words are endearing and enduring. David penned lyrics for some of the best known Soul tracks of the past 50 years, including ‘24 Hours from Tulsa’, ‘Anyone Who Had a Heart’, ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose’, ‘I Say a Little Prayer’, ‘Make It Easy on Yourself’, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’, ‘There’s Always Something There to Remind Me’, ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’ and ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’. In total, David has written over 700 songs. An unbelievable legacy.

Instead of focusing on new music this week, I decided to look to the past and in particular to my three favourite David-penned tracks. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I have over the years.

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

September 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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