Private memorials for both composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Hal David have been set. Hamlisch’s memorial is planned for September 18th at Lincoln Center. No word yet on who will perform, but it’s more than likely that Barbra Streisand will put in appearance. Other guests should include Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and Carole Bayer Sager. More info tomorrow.
The Bergmans will have double duty at memorials if they do come, since their fellow ASCAP former president Hal David will be celebrated in Los Angeles on September 21st. Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick are sure to be at that one, which is also private. The Songwriters Hall of Fame has moved up its annual nominating meeting in New York on the 20th to accommodate all the members who will travel to Hal’s memorial. He was the longtime president of the SHOF.