PBS To Broadcast Honors For Bacharach And David

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tribute concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who wrote such unforgettable tunes as “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “That’s What Friends are For,” will be broadcast nationally on PBS.

The show is part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and premieres Monday at 9 p.m. The concert features Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and others.

President Barack Obama honored Bacharach and David as “two kings of songwriting” on May 9 when they were awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. As a team, they produced dozens of top 40 hits. They made music for movies, television and top recording artists.

The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize as a lifetime achievement award.

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