Songwriter Hal David Dies at 91

Famed songwriter Hal David, whose extensive catalog includes three No. 1 country hits, died Saturday (Sept. 1) in Los Angeles of a stroke. He was 91. David was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984. His songwriting credits include Marty Robbins’ “The Story of My Life” (a four-week No. 1 hit in early 1958), Ronnie Milsap’s “It Was Almost Like a Song” (a three-week No. 1 hit in 1977) and Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias’ “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” (a two-week No. 1 hit in 1984). In the pop realm, his credits include “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and “Close to You,” among many others.