David Courtney

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David Courtney (born David Cohen)[1] is a British singer-songwriter and record producer. Courtney's first big break was as a songwriter with Adam Faith and Leo Sayer; Courtney co-wrote several hit songs with them (including "Giving it All Away", recorded by both Sayer and Roger Daltrey) and he co-produced Faith's 1974 album, I Survive. He released one album of his own on United Artists in 1974 entitled David Courtney's First Day; it had some success on both sides of the Atlantic, and peaked at number 194 on the US Billboard 200.[2]

Courtney did not release any further material until 2005, when some of his unreleased material, including a 1980 studio album, was released on indie label, The White Room.[3] As a producer, Courtney has also worked with musicians such as Roger Daltrey, Gene Pitney, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and Jimmy Page.

In 2002, Courtney was responsible for introducing the first Walk of Fame cultural attraction in the UK, located in Brighton.[4]


  • David Courtney's First Day (United Artists, 1974)
  • Shooting Star (The White Room, 2005)
  • Midsummer Madness (White Room, 2005)
  • Here's One I Made Earlier (White Room, 2006)
  • The Show Must Go On (Yellow & White, 2010)
  • The Truth Behind the Music 'audiobiography' (Whiteroom, 2011)[3][1]


  1. ^ a b Meakin, Nione (2011-09-19). ""For me, all roads lead back to Brighton." (From The Argus)". Theargus.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  2. ^ "David Courtney | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  3. ^ a b "David Courtney | Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  4. ^ "David Courtney". David Courtney. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 

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