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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 25, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 25, 2013.
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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.

Detroit fugitive pulls jail ID swap again

DETROIT, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Police said they were looking for an escape artist who apparently walked out of a Detroit jail by posing as another inmate who had posted bond.
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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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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.
Cohen set for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Cohen set for Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon and David Foster are among those to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year, it was announced in New York.
Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

Hall of Fame to honor 'Take Me Out'

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" is to be honored with the Towering Song Award at the upcoming 2008 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York, organizers said.
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.
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Lionel Richie (C) shares a laugh with Grammy Award winning producer Quincy Jones (L) and ASCAP President Hal David at the ASCAP Pop Awards Dinner 5/3/1984 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Richie was awarded Songwriter of the Year.
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Harold Lane "Hal" David (born May 25, 1921) is an American lyricist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York. David is best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach.

David was born in New York City, New York, and is credited with popular music lyrics beginning in the 1940s with material written for band leader Sammy Kaye, and Guy Lombardo. In 1957 David met composer Burt Bacharach at Famous Music in the Brill Building in New York. The two teamed up and wrote their first hit "The Story of My Life", recorded by Marty Robbins in 1957. Later that year Perry Como had a hit with their "Magic Moments". Subsequently, Bacharach and David wrote some of the most enduring songs in American popular music, many for Dionne Warwick, but also for The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon, and others in the 1960s and early 1970s. Bacharach and David hits include "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "This Guy's in Love with You", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", "Walk On By", "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "I Say a Little Prayer", "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me", "One Less Bell to Answer", and "Anyone Who Had a Heart".

The duo's film work includes the Oscar-nominated title songs for "What's New Pussycat?" and "Alfie"; "The Look of Love", from Casino Royale; and the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In addition, "Don't Make Me Over", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", and "Walk On By" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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