Hal David

Harold Lane David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012) was an American lyricist. He grew up in New York City. He was best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach and his association with Dionne Warwick.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 25, 1921 (New York City), Died September 1, 2012 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor E0VB-5974 10-in 11/3/1950 Remember me in your dreams Three Suns Instrumental ensemble, with vocal group songwriter  
Victor D6VB-2482 10-in. 7/15/1946 Horizontal Pat Flowers ; Bunty Pendleton ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance sextet lyricist  
Victor D7VB-0947 10-in. 6/4/1947 A chocolate sundae on a Saturday night Pat Flowers ; Rhythm (Pat Flowers) Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D7VB-2270 10-in. 12/2/1947 Funny little money man Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; Your Sunday Serenade Sweetheart Female vocal solo, with female vocal group and jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0448 10-in. 3/14/1949 Single saddle Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor D9AB-1744 10-in. 6/25/1949 The four winds and the seven seas Jack Searle Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Decca 118086 10/26/1966 It doesn't matter anymore Rick Nelson lyricist  
Decca 118087 10/26/1966 Fender mender The Celestials ; Joanie Sommers lyricist  
Decca 118088 10/26/1966 They don't give medals (To yesterday's heroes) Rick Nelson lyricist  
Decca 118089 10/26/1966 Try to see it my way Joanie Sommers lyricist  
Decca 118090 10/26/1966 Juanita's place Orchestra (unidentified; Decca Records) ; Vocal chorus (unidentified; Decca Records) lyricist  
Decca 118091 10/26/1966 Take a broken heart Rick Nelson lyricist  
Decca 118092 10/26/1966 They're gonna love it Donna Jean Young lyricist  
Decca 118093 10/26/1966 Try to see it my way Rick Nelson ; Joanie Sommers lyricist  
Decca 118094 10/26/1966 Juanita's place The Celestials lyricist  
Decca 118095 10/26/1966 They don't give medals (To yesterday's heroes) (Orch.) Orchestra (unidentified; Decca Records) lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "David, Hal," accessed December 8, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311027.

David, Hal. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 8, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/311027.

"David, Hal." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 8 December 2023.

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