Hal David: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Songwriter’s 5 Greatest Hits

To Hal David, who teamed with Burt Bacharach to create such classics as “Walk on By” and “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” writing songs was all about articulating what millions of people felt deep down in their souls. “Above all, I try to create an emotion to which others can respond,” the acclaimed lyricist, who died in Los Angeles yesterday at age 91, once explained to author Bill DeMain. “I assume that if it moves me, it may …