David Foster – Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, composer
David Walter Foster was born on 1 November 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia. His father was a construction worker. His mom was a homemaker. In 1963, the young man enrolled in the University of Washington music program, where he studied for two years.
After the program was over, the musician got a gig at a local nightclub, which became famous thanks to the celebrity jazz artist Tommy Banks. Banks took Foster under his wing and helped the aspiring artist find his way in the music business. A year later, the singer moved to Toronto to work with Ronnie Hawkins. In 1966, he got a chance to work in the backup band for Chuck Berry. In the 1970’s the artist went to Los Angeles with his group Skylark. The band’s song “Wildflower” got into the top-10 of the Canadian chart in 1973, which was a big success for the group. However, it fell apart shortly.
After Skylark’s disbanding, Foster stayed in the USA. Together with Jay Gaydon, they formed a band called Airplay. The group released several albums. In 1975, David got an opportunity to work with George Harrison on his album, Extra Texture. It reached the 8th spot on Billboard Top LPs & Tape, came in 16th on the UK Albums Chart, and settled on the 63rd position of Canadian RPM Top Albums Chart.