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essexlady



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Hal David Reply with quote

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this (has Mark slept in late?) but the death, following a stroke, has been announced of Hal David, a wonderful lyricist.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah! he beat you by 2 minutes! Laughing


Yes, very sad news... I really liked his songs.. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did post a thread earlier than yours Laughing I have removed it..

Both Burt Bacharach and Hal wrote for likes of The Carpenters and Dionna Warwick. Both were one of the greatest songwriting teams - and he leaves a legacy of great songs. Inspirational songwriter.... God Bless.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.


Actually I didn't, Colin.

I know Burt Bacharach but the name Hal David escaped me.

I always thought Raindrops Keep Dropping On My Head was a silly song to have in a western movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What - you'd not heard of the song-writing partnership that was "Bacharach and David"? I'm surprised, John. They were the USA's Lennon & McCartney, in many ways.

BTW, "Raindrops" was a great choice for the film. I always thought it worked really well (for some reason) and we certainly think of the film when we hear the song don't we?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.

I was going to write a few words about Hal David and some of his achievements myself but seeing as Colin has said "we ( I presume that is said on behalf of the forum) know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks" to Mark's post I'll leave it and post my thoughts elsewhere....


RIP Mr David.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
What - you'd not heard of the song-writing partnership that was "Bacharach and David"? I'm surprised, John. They were the USA's Lennon & McCartney, in many ways.


I know the songs but, through inattention I guess, I've always just associated them with Bacharach not thinking who wrote the lyrics. Ira Gershwin suffers the same fate

ColinB wrote:
BTW, "Raindrops" was a great choice for the film. I always thought it worked really well (for some reason) and we certainly think of the film when we hear the song don't we?


It's a great song of course, won an Oscar, but I'm not a fan of anachronistic placing of music in films.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may have been an early example of music "product placement", actually, given that worked wonders for the success of the single. I always liked that sequence, even though it could have in any film.

I can't remember who the singer was (and am on 3G in Hunstanton so can't be bothered to Google for the info).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.

I was going to write a few words about Hal David and some of his achievements myself but seeing as Colin has said "we ( I presume that is said on behalf of the forum) know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks" to Mark's post I'll leave it and post my thoughts elsewhere....


RIP Mr David.


This post is slightly disappointing. Colins reply isn't so necessary against me then you wouldn't need to move to another forum. Great shame. Maybe he needs to stop picking holes.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.


We is a word regarding the whole forum. I'm sure there are a few who don't know he's work. You have really got to stop as you are pushing people away.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
This post is slightly disappointing. Colins reply isn't so necessary against me then you wouldn't need to move to another forum. Great shame. Maybe he needs to stop picking holes.


Perhaps you should read your post previews before posting, Mark! 😳

mark occomore wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Mark, we know who Hal David was and what he achieved, thanks.


We is a word regarding the whole forum. I'm sure there are a few who don't know he's work. You have really got to stop as you are pushing people away.


Nonsense. In this context I'm sure that "we" refers to a majority.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well for what it's worth I was not aware of his achievements either. I know the songs but could never have told you who wrote them until now, sad really. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news a brilliant lyricist.

I did know who he was and his work, but as Bacharach always seemed to get more publicity I'm not surprised that some didn't know.

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