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Tuesday
Sep042012

Hal David, R.I.P.

It's with great sadness that we heard of the news of Hal David's passing last weekend.  Hal David, perhaps not a name instantly recognised by many people but his music I guarantee you do know.

Known as the songwriting half of the legendary two-man music factory, along with fellow writer and composer, Burt Bacharach, their immaculate and timeless pieces have soundtracked our lives for decades. 

Passing at the age of 91, David's achievements include countless songwriting awards, including an Oscar nomination, as well as being the Chairman of the National Academy of Popular Music, Songwriters Hall of Fame and President of ASCAP.

His work with artists including Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters and Dusty Springfield are legendary, and the below are just a few of our faves from the incredible Hal David.

We'll also be tipping our hat to his brilliance this Sunday morning on the Blue-in-Green Sessions, so feel free to tune in from 8-10am.

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