Davitt Sigerson

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Davitt Sigerson
Born 1957 (age 57–58)
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, singer, writer, music executive
Labels A&M, ZE
Associated acts David + David, Philip Bailey, Gene Simmons, Olivia Newton-John, The Bangles, Tori Amos, Prism, John Entwistle

Davitt Sigerson (born 1957) is an American novelist whose first career was in the music business.[1] Sigerson was a record producer, singer, songwriter, record company executive, and journalist.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Davitt Sigerson was born in New York City. He went to school and Oxford University in the UK.[2] He then wrote about music for Black Music, Sounds, Melody Maker, and Time Out in the UK, before returning to the United States in 1979 where he also wrote for The Village Voice, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. In 1976, he arranged a version of the Gamble and Huff song "For the Love of Money", released by the Disco Dub Band on the Movers label.

In the early 1980s he released two solo albums for ZE Records as a singer-songwriter, "Davitt Sigerson" (1980) and "Falling In Love Again" (1984). In 1990 he recorded a further album, "Experiments In Terror", with keyboardist Bob Thiele Jr., as The Royal Macadamians.

He also wrote songs for or with various artists including Philip Bailey, Prism, John Entwistle of The Who, and Gene Simmons of Kiss, with whom he wrote the song "Good Girl Gone Bad" on the 1987 album Crazy Nights. In addition, he worked as a record producer, producing Olivia Newton-John, The Bangles, Tori Amos and David + David among others.[3]

He became president of Polydor Records in 1991; president of EMI and Chrysalis Records in 1994; and chairman of Island Records from 1998 to 1999.

His first novel, Faithful, was published in 2004 by Doubleday in the US.[4]


  • "Davitt Sigerson" (ZE, 1980)
  • "Falling In Love Again" (ZE, 1984)
  • "Experiments In Terror" (Island, 1990) (as member of The Royal Macadamians)


  1. ^ Discogs.com
  2. ^ Random House
  3. ^ Leaf, David (2003). Kiss: Behind the Mask. Hachette Digital. ISBN 978-0-446-53073-6. 
  4. ^ Sigerson, Davitt. "Faithful". Google Books. 

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