David Austin (singer)

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David Austin
Born (1962-07-14) 14 July 1962 (age 52)
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Songwriter, record producer
Labels Notting Hill Music
Associated acts George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley

David Austin (born as David Mortimer on the 14 July 1962) is a professional songwriter from the United Kingdom, who first had a hit single in 1984 called "Turn to Gold", released on Parlophone. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 21 July 1984. It remained in the chart for three weeks, reaching #68.[1] The single featured backing vocals from George Michael, who called Austin his best friend in the documentary film, A Different Story.

As co-writers Austin and Michael have been collaborating since 1983. Their joint work includes the download-only single "John and Elvis Are Dead", their biggest hit "You Have Been Loved" and "Look at Your Hands" from the album Faith, which also appeared on the US CD single of Michael's number one hit "Father Figure". Listen Without Prejudice, is the only original material studio album of Michael's which does not feature any collaboration with Austin.