Meeting Hal David & Burt Bacharach is a moment I will be babbling about in the old folks home.
The odds were stacked against my attending this sold out charity event in Tacoma, Washington on March 8, 2008. Eespecially since it would be the one and only time Hal David would appear on stage to SING with Burt Bacharach.
Aside from all the mind-blowing events of the night, the one image that sticks with me most is watching Hal David at his table mouthing the words - his words - to most of the songs Burt Bacharach performed.
That is what I’m remembering today as I mourn the passing of one of the greatest poets and lyricists of the 20th century, Hal David.
Here is the entire story and photos of meeting Hal David & Burt Bacharach.