Hal David

Lyricist and Songwriter
Born May 25, 1921

Harold Lane "Hal" David is an American lyricist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York. David is best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach.

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  • Love Me Tender, Love Me True
    Huffington Post - May 22, 2016
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    Chicago Times - Feb 25, 2016
  • Remembering The Carpenters: A My Music Presentation And Paul Williams Interview, Plus A Christmas Chat With Plácido Domingo
    Huffington Post - Dec 01, 2015
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hal David.


1921 Birth Born on May 25, 1921.


1957 36 Years Old In 1957, David met composer Burt Bacharach at Famous Music in the Brill Building in New York. … Read More


1962 41 Years Old David's work with other composers includes Albert Hammond for Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before",; Sarah Vaughan's "Broken Hearted Melody", with Sherman Edwards; the 1962 Joanie Sommers hit "Johnny Get Angry" also with Edwards; and "99 Miles From L.A." with Albert Hammond, recorded by Hammond and later Art Garfunkel. … Read More
1969 48 Years Old David contributed lyrics to three James Bond film themes: in addition to "The Look of Love" from Casino Royale with Bacharach, he wrote "We Have All the Time in the World", with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and in 1979, "Moonraker", also with Barry, sung by Bond regular Shirley Bassey for the film of the same name.


2011 90 Years Old David and Bacharach were awarded the 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, bestowed by the Library of Congress, the first time a songwriting team was given the honor.
2012 91 Years Old 1 More Event
David was recuperating from a recent illness and was unable to attend the Washington D.C. presentation ceremony in May 2012.
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