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The veteran songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has been chosen to receive theLibrary of Congress’ fourth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which will be presented at an all-star tribute ceremony in the spring in Washington.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David

The veteran songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has been chosen to receive theLibrary of Congress’ fourth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which will be presented at an all-star tribute ceremony in the spring in Washington.

The creators of dozens of hits including “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Do You Know the Way To San Jose?,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Walk On By,” “What the World Needs Now” and “Alfie,” for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Jackie DeShannon and Herb Alpert, composer Bacharach and lyricist David are the first songwriting team to be honored with the Gershwin Prize.

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