In Memory Hal David

Hal David was born in New York in 1921 and in 1957 he met Burt Bacharach and between them they wrote some of the greatest standards in the 1960s and in the 1970s. The 1960s hits included Casino Royale,  What's New Pussycat, Alfie and dozens and dozens more.

As early as 1972 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and of course many of their songs won Grammy Awards.

Below are just a few of the classic songs that has made their unique music writing relationship a corner stone of popular music.

(They Long)To Be Close To You a 1970 hit by Johnny Mathis and and for the Carpenters.

Walk On By by Stranglers from 1978.


You'll Never Get To Heaven by Stylistics
I'll Never Fall In Love Again by Dionne Warick