Burt Bacharach songwriting partner Hal David dies - hear his greatest hits
David Renshaw

11:04 2nd September 2012

Hal David, the songwriter responsible for some of the greatest songs of all time, died yesterday (1 September, 2012) yesterday, it has been confirmed.

Best known for his song writing partnership with Burt Bacharach, David penned lyrics for the likes of Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, and Tom Jones.

Some of David's biggest hits included 'Close to You', 'That's What Friends Are For', 'What's New Pussycat?', 'Walk on By', and the Oscar-winning 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head'.

It is believed that David died in Los Angeles following complications after a stroke. His death was confirmed to The AP by Jim Stenblatt, spokesman for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Take a listen to some of Hal David's most memorable hits below:

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