Songwriting Legend Hal David Dead At 91
According to The New York Times, the 91-year-old's cause of death was a stroke.
David was best known for his longtime partnership with composer Burt Bacharach. The pair wrote hit after hit for Dionne Warwick, but David didn't find success until his late 30s with 1958's "Magic Moments," recorded by Perry Como.
"If Mr. David and Mr. Bacharach’s oeuvre was more cosmopolitan and less hip than that of the Beatles or Bob Dylan," Rob Hoerburger wrote for The Times, "their ruminations on proclamations of youngish love and heartbreak have nonetheless proved as viable and enduring — after all, not everyone went to Woodstock."
Read the full story here. See below for a behind-the-scenes clip from the night Bacharach and David accepted the Library of Congress Gershwin Award earlier this year.