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    Songwriter Hal David Dies

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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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