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Bacharach told The Associated Press he wanted to hear the president sing a few lines "because the guy can really sing.". Obama said.
The White House ousted reporters from Wednesday's concert before there was any chance to hear Mr. "And with an unmistakable authenticity, they captured the emotions of our daily lives - the good times, the bad times, and everything in between."
Bacharach, 83, thanked Mr.
(CBS/AP) President Barack Obama honored Burt Bacharach and Hal David as "two kings of songwriting" on Wednesday night at the White House, with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Obama, saying the award for his life's work topped even the Oscars and Grammys he won for individual projects. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Obama sing again.
"Above all, they stayed true to themselves," Mr. They produced dozens of top 40 hits, churning out hit music for movies, television and a variety of recordings artists in the 1960s and beyond.
Pictures: White House honors Burt Bacharach and Hal David
President Barack Obama awards a Gershwin Prize to legendary composer and performer Burt Bacharach at a concert honoring Bacharach and fellow prize winner Hal David, in the East Room at the White House on May 9, 2012, in Washington.