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Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

Carole King to be presented with Gershwin Prize Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- James Taylor will headline a concert at the White House next week, when the Library of Congress honors Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.
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Singer-songwriter Carole King is first woman to win Gershwin Prize

Singer-songwriter Carole King is first woman to win Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-songwriter Carole King has been named the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Songwriter Hal David dead at 91

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lyricist Hal David, who won an Oscar for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," died of a stroke Saturday in Los Angeles, his wife said. He was 91.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Burt Bacharach and Hal David received the Gershwin Prize in Washington Wednesday in recognition of their decades-long songwriting collaboration.
Obama's schedule for Wednesday, May 9

Obama's schedule for Wednesday, May 9

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomes NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Washington Wednesday to discuss the NATO summit, the White House said.
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Bacharach, David set for White House honor

Bacharach, David set for White House honor

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are to preside over a White House concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
Oasis to perform at Electric Proms

Oasis to perform at Electric Proms

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Noel Gallagher has confirmed his British rock band Oasis is on the bill for the upcoming five-day BBC Electric Proms music festival.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 12, 2008.
By United Press International
Paul Anka to get Mercer award

Paul Anka to get Mercer award

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. entertainer Paul Anka has been chosen to receive the Johnny Mercer Award at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame 2008 Awards dinner in New York.

Valli rises to new album's challenge

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. singing legend Frankie Valli enjoyed revisiting his past on his new album, "Romancing the '60s."
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Burt Bacharach
NYP2003050502 - NEW YORK, MAY 5 (UPI) -- Composer Burt Bacharach attends the May 4, 2003 opening night party for the Broadway musical "The Look of Love" which celebrates the 1960's and 70's songs of the successful pop song writing team of Bacharach and David. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Burt Bacharach (pronounced /ˈbækəræk/; born May 12, 1928) is an American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick.

As of 2006, Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK.According to britishhitsongwriters.com he is the eighteenth most successful songwriter in U.K. chart history based on weeks that his compositions have spent on the chart.

Burt Bacharach was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Irma (née Freeman) and Bert Bacharach, a syndicated newspaper columnist. He is of German Jewish descent. Bacharach studied music at McGill University, the Mannes School of Music, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. His composition teachers included Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinů, and Henry Cowell. After leaving the army Bacharach worked as a pianist, sometimes playing solo and sometimes accompanying singers such as Vic Damone, Polly Bergen, Steve Lawrence, the Ames Brothers and Paula Stewart (who became his first wife). From 1958 to 1961 he was the pianist, arranger and bandleader for Marlene Dietrich, with whom he toured internationally.

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