Songwriter Hal David Dies

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Bette Midler and Hal David  attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

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    Legendary songwriter Hal David died Saturday from complications from a stroke. He was 91. Half of popular songwriting team Bacharach and David, David “always had a song in his head,” his widow, Eunice, said. Bacharach and David were one of the top teams in history, penning songs for everyone from Dionne Warwick to the Beatles. Bacharach and David received an Oscar for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” and Grammys and Tonys for the musical Promises, Promises. Last May, David and Bacharach received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a White House tribute concert, where President Obama praised them for having “captured the emotions of our daily lives.”

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