Davitt Sigerson

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Davitt Sigerson
Born 1957 (age 59–60)
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • singer
  • writer
  • music executive
Instruments Vocals
Labels
Associated acts

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, New York. 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 U.S. 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 as a singer-songwriter, Davitt Sigerson (1980) and Falling In Love Again (1984). Also that year, he wrote and produced 'No Time to Stop Believing' under the band name Daisy Chain. 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]

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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