David Ricketts

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David Ricketts
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Rock, folk, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Associated acts David + David
Toni Childs
Sheryl Crow
Meredith Brooks

David Jeffrey Ricketts is an American musician and record producer.[1][2]

Ricketts scored hits in the mid-1980s with David Baerwald in their group David + David, notably the track "Welcome to the Boomtown" from their only album Boomtown.[1]

His romantic relationship with singer Toni Childs formed the basis for her critically acclaimed debut album, Union, which Ricketts co-wrote and produced. Union was nominated for several Grammy Awards.

He collaborated with Sheryl Crow on her debut Tuesday Night Music Club and is credited on the songs "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Strong Enough." Legendary guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson tapped David to collaborate on Storyville, Robertson's second solo album.

He also produced and performed on Meredith Brooks' 1997 album, Blurring The Edges, which contained her hit "Bitch".

Ricketts won an Emmy for the song co-written with Eddie Free and Toni Childs "Because You're Beautiful"


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