Burt Bacharach, Hal David to Receive Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize on May 9
A concert will be held in the honor, which will form the basis of a PBS special to begin airing on May 21. Among the scheduled performers are Sheryl Crow, Michael Feinstein, and Diana Krall.
Bacharach and David received a Tony Award nomination for the score of the Broadway musical Promises, Promises, and their work was the subject of the Broadway revue The Look of Love.
They received an Academy Award for the song "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head." Among their many other hits are "The Story of My Life," "Walk on By," "I Say a Little Prayer," "What's New Pussycat?," "Alfie," "Close to You," "The Look of Love," and "What the World Needs Now Is Love."