Hal David


Oral History Information

Hal David followed in the footsteps of his older brother Mack, who penned several popular songs in the 1930s and 40s. Hal worked hard to learn the craft and spent many years in and around the Brill Building in New York, which was the hub of music publishing in America at the time. After a number of hit songs, Hal teamed with Burt Bacharach and together the pair topped the charts with a long list of hit songs, selling millions of recordings, earning Grammy awards and even an Oscar for “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head.” Hal served on the ASCAP Board for more than 30 years and was a past president and strong supporter of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, located in New York City.