J.D. Souther and Matraca Berg:
Valerie Carter and Jackson Browne:
Jann Arden and Jackson Browne:
Hal David, 91. The other half of a remarkable partnership with Burt Bacharach, he wrote the lush, romantic lyrics that fueled a hit machine turning out decades of love songs. I can’t think of a false lyrical note in any of his work; he wrote beautifully concise and powerful lyrics, and I hope they last another generation. He was a giant, and we won’t see anyone like him again for a long time.
The New Radicals: