Hal David, Who Made San Jose Into A Hit Song, Dies At 91

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Hal David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned dozens of top 40 hits, including “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”, has died. He was 91.

David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning in Los Angeles, according to Jim Steinblatt, spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. David was a longtime member and former president of ASCAP.

Bacharach and David wrote many timeless tunes for a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Close to You” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” They churned out hit music for movies, television.

Earlier this year the duo received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a White House tribute concert attended by President Barack Obama.

–“This Guy’s in Love with You”
–“I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”
–“Do You Know the Way to San Jose”
–“Don’t Make Me Over”
–“(They Long to Be) Close to You”
–“Walk On By”
–“What the World Needs Now Is Love”
–“I Say a Little Prayer”
–“The Story of My Life”
–“Magic Moments”
–“(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”
–“One Less Bell to Answer”
–“Anyone Who Had a Heart”
–“What’s New Pussycat?”
–“The Look of Love”

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