One of the great lyricists on the 20th century passed away September 1. Hal David started writing in the 1940’s, but gained his most fame wile collaborating with Burt Bacharach. The two wrote some of the best music of the 1960’s and 70’s. That includes the music from their one Broadway show – Promises, Promises. We are listening to the revival cast this afternoon.
Music: Burt Bacharach
Lyrics: Hal David
Book: Neil Simon
Basis: Film The Apartment screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
1969 West End
2010 Broadway Revival
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music
We have enough time to hear just one more Hal David song. Here is the Carpenter’s singing (They Long To Be) Close to You.