Dave Harris

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Dave Harris
Harris publicity photo for Retro Rewind
Born (1971-02-25) February 25, 1971 (age 48)
OccupationDisc jockey, songwriter, musician.
Years active1983–present
AwardsNew Music Weekly (co-writer of Hot AC/AC single of the year for "Sunset Blvd") shared with Scott Grimes

Dave Harris (born February 25, 1971) is an American disc jockey, songwriter, and musician.[1]

He was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, and hosted the syndicated radio show Retro Rewind in 1999. Harris created Retro Rewind in October 1997. In 1998 Harris briefly took a leave of absence from Retro Rewind to manage the band The Outfield.[2][3]

Harris is also a songwriter, having penned a Top 20 hit on the Billboard magazine adult contemporary charts in April 2005 called "Sunset Blvd".[4]

Harris has also lent his songwriting talent to others. He has co-written songs with the likes of Rob Thomas, Jon Secada, Julian Lennon,[5] Michael J. Willett, Rick Springfield, John Waite, Billy Burnette, Scott Grimes, Adam Jensen and Billy Montana.

In 2015, Harris formed The Dave Harris Project (featuring Michael J. Willett on vocals) which released the album Grandiose Delusions.[6]

In January 2017 Harris was charged with 27 felony counts involving statutory rape and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.[7] He was convicted of those charges in April 2018. [8]


  1. ^ "About Retro Rewind". retrorewind.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  2. ^ Billboard
  3. ^ Syracuse.com
  4. ^ AllMusic
  5. ^ "Collaborations - Julian Lennon".
  6. ^ Faulkner, Alex. "ALBUM REVIEW: Grandiose Delusions by The Dave Harris Project". The Faulkner Review.
  7. ^ "WGNS News Radio". Murfreesboro News and Radio. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  8. ^ Smith, Jacob (April 11, 2018). "Harris pleads guilty to child rape". Lebanon Democrat.

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