The death of Hal David was announced yesterday. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke in March and died of subsequent complications.
Together with Burt Bacharach, he was responsible for a huge canon of great songs - sung by great singers. Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Perry Como, Gene Pitney, The Carpenters amongst many, many others all had hits with Bacharach and David songs. One of their biggest songs - Dionne Warwick's Walk On By - has featured on this blog previously here.
For this post, I've chosen Deacon Blue with "I'll Never Fall in Love Again". This was the lead track on their "Four Bacharach and David Songs" EP (the other tracks being "The Look of Love", "Are You There(With Another Girl) and "Message to Michael"). This EP marked the point at which became aware of Bacharach and David as well as their songs.