Only one time did Hal David appear on stage with Burt Bacharach to sing one of their songs. This was March 8, 2008, and I was there to see and record it.
I had the mind-blowing honor of meeting Hal David that night, and before having my photo taken with him, I said the following to him about this momentous occasion:
“Ira Gershwin never came to the gigs of his brother George. Bernie Taupin has never stepped on stage with Elton John. Lyricists just don’t usually do such a thing. But you are an exceptional man of words, and this is an exceptional moment in time. I am deeply honored to meet you.”