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'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' Songwriter Hal David Died at 91

September 02, 2012 04:01:25 GMT

The Oscar and Grammy winner died from complication of a stroke in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 1.


'Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head' Songwriter Hal David Died at 91
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Award-winning songwriter Hal David died from a complication of stroke at 91. His wife, Eunice, said he passed away at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday, September 1 morning.

David has written over 40 hits over the years, winning an Oscar and Grammy Awards for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach. Some of his famous works are "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "Close to You", "I Say a Little Prayer" and "That's What Friends Are For". His lyrics have been recorded by such artists as Tom Jones, Dionne Warwick, Perry Como and Neil Diamond.

"As a lyric writer, Hal was simple, concise and poetic - conveying volumes of meaning in fewest possible words and always in service to the music," ASCAP's current president, Paul Williams, said in a statement. "It is no wonder that so many of his lyrics have become part of our everyday vocabulary and his songs ...the backdrop of our lives."

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posted by amadeus on Sep 02, 2012
Check your facts Ace --"That's What Friends Are For" was a Bacharah tune, but the lyrics were written by Carole Bayer Sager

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