“Love, Sweet Love,” a Musical Tribute to Hal David, Celebrates Academy Award Winning Lyricist’s 90th Birthday
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-award winning lyricist Hal David will be honored with a musical tribute, in celebration of his 90th birthday, Monday, October 17, at the Music Center of Los Angeles County. “Love, Sweet Love” features a star-studded evening of music and dining, benefitting The Blue Ribbon of the Music Center and The ASCAP Foundation. Paul Williams will emcee.
Legendary performers paying tribute to David in a once-in-a-lifetime concert include long time collaborators, Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick along with Herb Alpert, Dwight Yoakum, Kristin Chenoweth, Freda Payne, Jackie DeShannon, Lani Hall, Albert Hammond, Michele Lee, Smokey Robinson, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas, Steve Tyrell, and more along with the LACHSA Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Academy Award-winning lyricist Hal David is an icon in the music industry. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” “This Guy’s in Love With You,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” are just three of the hits in a string of standards written by David. “Don’t Make me Over,” “Close to You” and “Walk on By” are all in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Among Hal David’s million-sellers, all of which have become Pop standards, are “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” “Walk on By,” “What The World Needs Now is Love,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “One Less Bell to Answer” and “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before.”
David has been honored for his way with words from every major award bestowed upon the music industry, including 20 gold records, several Grammys, an Academy Award, the NARM Presidential Award, the B’Nai B’rith Creative Achievement Award. He has also been elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. David’s Broadway show Promises, Promises received a Grammy and was nominated for a Tony Award, when it first appeared on Broadway.
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SOURCE The Blue Ribbon of the Music Center