School of Journalism, New York University
Fourth ever recipient of the Gershwin Prize
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Wrote the lyrics to "Moonraker," the third time he contributed music to a James Bond film
Won a Best Original Song Oscar for writing "Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
Won a Grammy for the Broadway musical, "Promises, Promises"
Nominated for first Oscar for writing the title song to "What's New, Pussycat?"
Wrote the lyrics to hit song "Magic Moments"
David wrote songs for three James Bond films: "Casino Royale" (1967), "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), and 1979's "Moonraker."
"Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights." -- from New York Times Magazine, 1999
He and collaborator Burt Bacharach received the fourth Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress in 2012.
David wrote the lyrics to several hit songs by pop-singer Dionne Warwick in the 1960s.