David Briggs (American musician)
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David Paul Briggs (born March 16, 1943 in Killen, Alabama, United States) is an American keyboardist, record producer, arranger, composer and studio owner. He played his first recording session at the age of 14 and has gone on to add keyboards to a plethora of pop, rock, and country artists, as well as recording hundreds of corporate commercials.
|Oral History, David Briggs reflects on his early days as a musician in Nashville. Interview date July 13, 2015, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library|
In May 1966, he was given the opportunity of recording on sessions for Elvis Presley's album How Great Thou Art when Floyd Cramer was running late. Briggs continued to record and tour with Presley until February 1977.
Briggs and Norbert Putnam opened Quadrafonic Studios in the late 1960s. It was sold in 1976 and Briggs opened House of David.
Artists he has worked with include Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Joan Baez, Nancy Sinatra, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, George Harrison, Todd Rundgren, Roy Orbison, The Monkees, J. J. Cale, Kris Kristofferson, Alice Cooper and many others.
Briggs was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
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