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Legendary songwriter Hal David dies in LA at 91 (collaborated with Burt Bacharach)
AP via Yahoo ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bob Thomas and Christopher Weber

Posted on 09/01/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT by EveningStar

Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. He was 91.

David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to his wife Eunice David.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; burtbacharach; haldavid; music; obituary
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1 posted on 09/01/2012 6:16:35 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges

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2 posted on 09/01/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

What the World Needs Now...


3 posted on 09/01/2012 6:22:14 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: EveningStar

One of the great Greats. I once bought a book with his lyrics. It was a tragedy when Burt and he broke up over a stupid Broadway show!


4 posted on 09/01/2012 6:22:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

It’s very sad.

I hope this is not bad internet etiquette but here is a link to the Powerline post on Mr. David’s death. They have a fantastic video there, with Dionne Warwick singing some of their greatest hits.

I LOVE “walk on by” it is one of my favorite songs of all time, but it is ridiculous what a good song “do you know the way to San Jose” really is.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/09/hal-david-rip.php


5 posted on 09/01/2012 6:26:44 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Revolting cat!; GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; ...
Written by Hal David - Music by John Barry

Moonraker

We Have all The time in the world
6 posted on 09/01/2012 6:29:42 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: EveningStar

Whew, I was just thinking about David and Bacharach yesterday as I listened to Jerry Butler’s ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’ from 1962. That was 50 freaking years ago, and I’m thinking David and Bacharach had to be young pups, just starting out at the time. And now I find David was 41 when he and Bacharach wrote the song? Just wow.

Those guys gave the world a whole lot of great music.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar; Perdogg

One of the giants. RIP.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 6:35:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: jocon307
I don't see how Bacharach/David can possibly be bad etiquitte anywhere.

"Message to Michael"
"House Is Not a Home"

Others... too many to name.

9 posted on 09/01/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Perdogg
WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD




And they didn't........who does....


10 posted on 09/01/2012 7:02:58 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jocon307

It’s not bad internet etiquette at all. Related link are always welcome. Thank you. :)


11 posted on 09/01/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


12 posted on 09/01/2012 7:13:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Lou Johnson was to be Bacharach/David’s male Dionne Warwick. He recorded several singles with the duo, among them: “Reach Out for Me”, “Always Something there to Remind Me” and “Message to Martha” (later known as “Message to Michael”). They are fine records (arguably the best interpretations of those songs) that didn’t make it up the charts, and Lou Johnson faded away. Another music biz tragedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-zKQq_hbCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOQ1NUdkg50

More about Lou Johnson here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLdwI5yIvXU


13 posted on 09/01/2012 7:25:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

Magic Potion - Lou Johnson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Egl94Hwbo


14 posted on 09/01/2012 7:30:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Perdogg; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Love - Little Red Book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftO9ClIhFAo


15 posted on 09/01/2012 7:37:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: EveningStar

“The Look of Love”, by Dusty Springfield.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a28kY1-s-Vc


16 posted on 09/01/2012 7:42:31 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: a fool in paradise

Wow, Hal wrote “Johnny Get Angry”!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI_nk0L-cF4


17 posted on 09/01/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar

Don’t Make Me Over
(Their first hit with Dionne. “Except me for what I am, Except me for the things that I do-oo!”)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONasDYxuNmA


18 posted on 09/01/2012 8:11:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

IMO, “Message to Michael/Martha” is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

Lou Johnson’s version isn’t on Tube, so here’s Adam Faith who made it a hit in UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWqOLzCiGSg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGd-U67vGFk


20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: fidelis
The Look of Love - my favorite. Here's one I just found tonight...never heard it before. The Windows of the World - Dionne Warwick sings Bacharach, Hal David
21 posted on 09/01/2012 10:03:25 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: fidelis

That’s one of my favorite Dusty Springfield songs!


22 posted on 09/01/2012 11:43:14 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Revolting cat!

Thanks.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 2:32:23 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: EveningStar
My favorite lines and rhyme from a middle of a line from This Empty Place:

Sadness and tears, that's all you left me
They're such bad souvenirs

24 posted on 09/02/2012 11:25:18 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: EveningStar
My favorite song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David is The Blob (1958).
25 posted on 09/03/2012 6:45:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Don’t Make Me Over (Their first hit with Dionne.

That was her first and best hit.

26 posted on 09/03/2012 6:48:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

And the inspiration for it and the title came from what Dionne told them (off) at the very dawn of her career!


27 posted on 09/03/2012 7:04:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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