David Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, widely known for his role as a producer for musicians including: Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Toni Braxton, Michael Buble, Chicago, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Josh Groban, Brandy Norwood, Jennifer Lopez, Kenny Rogers, Seal, Rod Stewart, Charice, Donna Summer, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Cheryl Lynn and Barbra Streisand. Back in the days, Foster was a keyboardist, for the pop group Skylark, with the top ten hit ”Wildflower” in 1973. After his departure from the group, and as the beginning of a long successful career, he contributed on the albums of a series of artists including: George Harrison’s Extra Texture and Thirty Three & 1/3, Guthrie Thomas Lies and Alibis with Ringo Starr, and Earth, Wind & Fire’s album I Am. For the latter, Foster was a studio player, arranger, and co-writer of six of the album’s tracks, mostly recognized being ”After the Love Has Gone”, for which foster and his cowriters won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. David has received several notable awards, including: Order of British Columbia, Order of Canada, Songwriters Hall of fame Inductee, and a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. David Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, including three Grammy Awards for the Producer of the year.
David Foster sits down with Chris sharing: how he grew up with six sisters, surrounded by women, started playing piano at the age of 5, classical training from 5 to 13, moving into pop, influencers, on the uniqueness of the songs of The Beatles, motto, good vs great, moving goal posts, how dreams change, the termination of Skylark, best memory, favorite artists, what makes a hit, Asia got talent, favorite city, on the importance of experiencing true love when writing hit songs, challenging productions, Stevie Wonder, modern music, good and bad songs, the 1980s, favorite song, defining quality in music, and more.
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Good is the enemy of great
How The Beatles changed his life
Skylark and the making of ”Wildflower”
Winning his first Grammy
The David Foster Foundation
If he could form a band regardless of time and fashion
His Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame