Archive for September 1st, 2012

LYRICIST HAL DAVID HAS DIED AT 91

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hal David, who along with partner Burt Bacharach penned
dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists
in the 1960s and beyond, has died.

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 top 40 hits including "Raindrops Keep Fallin’
On My Head," "Close to You" and "That’s What Friends Are For."

"Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head" is B. J. Thomas‘s #1
song, written by
David and Bacharach for the 1969 film
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
.

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From left: Burt Bacharach and Hal David

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HOLIDAY ~

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WORLD WAR TWO BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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The start of the war is generally held to be
at dawn on Friday, 1 September
1939, when German troops and tanks raided the Polish countryside,
destroying everything in their path. A little over an hour later, Nazi
dive-bombers were attacking the civilians of Poland’s capital city
of Warsaw. The bombing destroyed cities, railroads, and military
bases. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days
later.




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A German air patrol fly’s over Poland

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Polish oil and gas tanks are set aflame by the German
bombardment at Westerplatte

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Nazi soldiers march on Poland

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