Thursday, May 6, 2010
Fast facts on David Foster
* Full name David Walter Foster
* Born in British Columbia, Canada on November 1, 1949
* At age 16 became a member of Chuck Berry's backing band
* Was the keyboard player in the Canadian group "Wildflower" which had a number 9 hit on the Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1972
* Songs that he has written include:
After the love is gone - Earth,Wind & Fire
Got to be real - Cheryl Lynn
The prayer - Andreas Bocelli and Celine Dion
Who's holding Donna now - Debarge
Through the fire - Chaka Khan
Hard to say I'm sorry - Chicago
The glory of love - Peter Cetera
I have nothing - Whitney Houston (co-written with then wife Linda Thompson)
* Wrote the entire film score for the movie "St Elmo's Fire"
* Produced the cast album for the Broadway hit musical "Dreamgirls" in 1982
* Produced Natalie Cole/Nat King Cole album "Unforgettable"
* Has produced for Mariah Carey, Deneice Williams, Michael Bolton, Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, Brian McKnight, Dolly Parton, Toni Braxton, Al Jarreau
* Has been a judge on reality shows Popstars, Nashville Star, Celebrity Duets and Star Tomorrow.
* Was a mentor on an episode of American Idol in 2005
* Has won a total of 14 Grammy Awards
* Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame
* Has been married 3 times and has 5 daughters