Los Angeles: Hal David, a lyricist who along with composer Burt Bacharach took the pop world by storm in the 1960s with hits such as 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head' and 'Walk on By,' died in Los Angeles on Saturday at age 91, a representative said.
David died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a stroke, said Jim Steinblatt, spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP.
Earlier this year, David and Bacharach received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress, during a White House musical tribute.
David, a native of Brooklyn, New York, began his songwriting career in the late 1940s by collaborating with writers he had met at Manhattan's famed Brill Building, which at the time was the center of the pop industry....more
11:12 AM, Sep 02, 2012