A death that passed many of us by on the first of the month (September, 2012) was that of Hal David. A genius of a lyricist, he wrote many a great song over the decades- even though you probably weren't aware of him or his contribution to music. Well, regular commenter (and also, post writer) Opie wrote a few words regarding his passing in an email, and I thought I'd share them:
Songwriters, where would our Divas be without them? Would we remember the great Divas if their wonderful voices weren't singing words and music which touch our hearts across time?
This week saw the passing away, at the ripe old age of 91, of one of the great lyricists of popular music, Hal David.
His words to the enduring tunes by Burt Bacharach surely served the following Divas well?
Aretha Franklin- I Say A Little Prayer
Shirley Bassey- The Look Of Love
Carpenters- Close To You
Dionne Warwick- I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Diana Krall - Walk On By
More on the impressive career of Hal David: Wikipedia
Rest In Peace.