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Burt Bacharach Awarded Gershwin Prize

Photo courtesy of Burt Bacharach, via the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress announced last week that composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David will receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first time a songwriting team has been honored.

Bacharach was born in Kansas City; he lived here with his family until he was about four years old, when they moved to Queens borough of New York City.

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