Hal David Dies at 91, “Raindrops Keep Fallin” Lyricist

    September 2, 2012
    Chad Sweely
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If you have ever heard or hummed the tune “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” you have heard the lyrical work Hal David, who died on Saturday, September 1st, 2012, at the age of 91.

In 1957, Hal David (born as Harold Lane David) teamed up with composer Burt Bacharach, writing their first hit The Story of My Life, along with various others, such as: I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, Walk On By, What The World Needs Now, I Say a Little Prayer, What’s New Pussycat?, and the award-winning tune Raindrops Keep Falling (sung by BJ Thomas). David and Bacharach’s hit Raindrops Keep Falling was used as one of the main songs of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

David also worked with other musical geniuses, such as: Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Sarah Vaughan, and Don Gibson.

According to FOX News, Jim Steinblatt, Spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) reported that Hal David (a member of ASCAP) passed away due to a stroke at the age of 91.

Many artists and fans of Hal David’s songwriting work have left their respects via Twitter:

  • http://theelegantjasmineloveyoutube. jasmine love

    Truly Mr. Hal David touched my life like none other. The songwriting team of David/Bacharach will forever go down in history as the greatest. Thank you Mr. David for all your hard work,sweat,tears of joy,pain & LOVE that you poured into the lyrics of your artistry. Growing up a little girl in the 60’s, I soooooo wanted to be Dionne Warwick. To this day I still think I’m Ms. Warwick. To viewers around the world reading my e-mail please feel free to visit youtube and watch my tribute of one of Mr.Davids/Bacharach greatest hit along with a favorite of everyone on (youtube/the elegant jasmine love) Once more thank you Mr. David your legacy will last forever…RIP