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THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Jackie DeShannon
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Earth, Wind & Fire

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 04:17am


Leonard Cohen
Jackie DeShannon
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Earth, Wind & Fire


Some great picks I am happy Jackie is geting some
credit...I just love Cohen's stuff also...Even Foster is a good pick heck they all are

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 03.3.10 @ 08:24am


THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Leonard Cohen
Laura Nyro
Bob Marley
Jackie DeShannon
Earth, Wind & Fire
David Foster
Johnny Mandel
Tom Adair & Matt Dennis
Sunny Skylar
Jesse Stone

Special Awards

The Johnny Mercer Award
Phil Collins (Already inducted in 2003)

The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award
Phil Ramone

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.22.10 @ 12:55pm


PETER Cetera wrote songs with David Foster and wrote many on his own. PC is a beautiful tenor and a very good bass guitar player in addition his wonderful song writing. Please make him your choice soon.

Posted by Marilyn Holland on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 19:25pm


non-performer would do

Posted by akeem on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 18:06pm


DAVID FOSTER

THE 1988 ORDER OF CANADA
THE 1998 JUNO/CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME
THE 2002 CANADA HONOURS/CANADA'S WALK OF FAME
THE 2006 ORDER OF CANADA
THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 10:00am


ARTISTS WHO PETER CETERA GAVE THE INDUCTION SPEECHES FOR AT THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES

01. 1993 Paul Anka
02. 2010 David Foster

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 19:24pm


http://archive.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=2472

DAVID FOSTER

1988 MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

Songwriter, composer, performer and producer, he has excelled in all things musical in the world of popular music. Winner of numerous Grammy, Emmy and Juno Awards, he has the undisputed talent and musical magic to remain at the top of the charts for many years, and he uses his influence and success to promote and support charitable causes, ranging from organ transplants for children to African famine relief.

2006 OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA

David Foster's considerable musical talent is equalled only by his immense kindness and generosity. One of the most sought-after producers, David Foster has not only collaborated with artists of international stature, he has also promoted the talents of lesser-known singers. While his career has reached new heights, he continues to be a tireless supporter of charities that benefit children. Over the years, his foundation has assisted numerous families of British Columbia children in need of major organ transplants. In addition, he has been praised for his work on behalf of organizations that conduct research on cancer, leukemia and AIDS. This is a promotion within the Order.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.9.11 @ 15:01pm


http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/inductee/david-foster

THE 2002 CANADA HONOURS/CANADA'S WALK OF FAME

In 1984, David Foster made Canadian music history by assembling many of this country's top artists to record Tears Are Not Enough, a song he wrote with fellow British Columbians, Bryan Adams and Jim Valance, to aid African famine relief.

By that time, Foster was already on track to become one of the most successful and influential music producers since George Martin produced The Beatles. Since recording his first album in 1972 as a member of Skylark, the talented multi-instrumentalist was destined for success.

Although Skylark would disband after one year, the album produced three singles, including the number one Canadian and American hit, Wildflower. That song would sell over one million copies, and make Billboard's Top Ten in 1973. By then, Foster was already in Los Angeles performing as a keyboardist alongside notables such as John Lennon, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, and Barbara Streisand.

While lucrative, Foster soon grew tired of session work, preferring to write and produce his own music. In 1979, he won a Grammy Award for co-writing After the Love Has Gone for Earth Wind and Fire. It was to be the first of 14 Grammies, including three coveted Producer of the Year awards.

In 1985, he produced John Par's Man in Motion for the hit movie St. Elmo's Fire. Other top selling soundtracks produced by Foster include Ghostbusters and Footloose.

In 1993, he was named Billboard's Top Singles Producer and Top R&B Producer, while receiving the largest number of Grammy nominations, and winning Producer of the Year for Whitney Houston's soundtrack to The Bodyguard.

The heart and soul of Foster's work is diversity. Whether pursuing his solo career or producing platinum-hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Toni Braxton, Brandy, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, 'N Sync, or his latest discovery, classical pop singer Josh Groban, he likes to blend his work with the sounds and music of the street: rock, RandB, pop, soul, country, jazz, and classical.

A long time champion of children and advocate of their rights, Foster lends his musical skills to many charitable foundations and organizations. In 1985, he established the David Foster Foundation to assist families of children in need. To date, the foundation has raised several million dollars to assist children throughout Western Canada.

Canada's Walk of Fame Trivia:

Winter Games, from David Foster's The Symphony Sessions with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, was commissioned in 1988 for the Calgary Winter Olympic Games.

At a glance

Born: November 1, 1949
Where: Victoria, BC

Interesting Note:

It has been said that Foster's songs have made "many famous singers into superstars."[14] Foster's work as a producer has been equally significant. He has produced, arranged, or played on albums with the following singers and groups:

* Clay Aiken
* Dwayne Ford
* Jay Graydon
* Tommy Bolin
* Céline Dion
* Andrea Bocelli
* Mariah Carey
* Whitney Houston
* Barbra Streisand
* Charice Pempengco
* Cher
* Christina Aguilera
* Josh Groban
* Renee Olstead
* Sheena Easton
* Takuya Kimura
* Kenny Rogers
* Michael Bush
* Michael Bolton
* Deniece Williams
* Night Ranger
* Prince
* Donna Summer
* Faith Hill
* SMAP
* Misia
* The Corrs
* Tim Feehan
* Vikki Moss
* Brandy
* Luis Miguel
* Peter Allen
* The Bee Gees
* Neil Diamond
* Gordon Lightfoot
* Earth Wind and Fire
* Lionel Richie
* Kenny G
* Destiny's Child
* Red Army Choir
* Vanessa Williams
* Anne Murray
* Olivia Newton-John
* Amy Holland
* Deborah Blando
* Lisa Marie Presley
* Lara Fabian
* Dolly Parton
* Julio Iglesias
* Jennifer Love Hewitt
* Michael Jackson
* Madonna
* Alice Cooper
* Gloria Estefan
* Blake Shelton
* George Harrison
* Rod Stewart
* Seiko Matsuda
* Laura Pausini
* Carman
* Addie MS
* All-4-One
* Ricardo Montaner
* John Parr
* Al Jarreau
* Kenny Loggins
* Az Yet
* Donovan
* Natalie Cole
* Yolanda Adams
* The Tubes
* Michael Bublé
* Chicago
* Peter Cetera
* Katharine McPhee
* Air Supply
* Paul McCartney
* Brian McKnight
* 'N Sync
* Kevin Sharp
* Peter Cincotti
* Chris Botti
* BeBe & CeCe Winans
* Average White Band
* Richard Marx
* Cheryl Lynn
* Paul Anka
* Seal
* Barry Manilow
* Boz Scaggs
* Toni Braxton
* Jessica Simpson
* Chaka Khan
* Earth Wind and Fire
* The Keane Brothers
* Bryan Adams
* DeBarge
* Daryl Hall and John Oates
* Clay Aiken
* Kelly Clarkson
* William Joseph
* Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
* Marilyn Martin
* Gary Barlow
* John Travolta
* Leann Rimes
* Monica
* Roger Daltrey
* Katherine Jenkins
* Heidi Montag
* Jordan Hill
* Plus One (band)
* Ronnie Hawkins
* Il Divo
* The Canadian Tenors
* Nicole Kidman
* Jackie Evancho
* Gary Wright
* Donnie Mc Clurkin

Notable Achievements:

In 1995, Foster became the recipient of the Order of British Columbia, the highest honour awarded in his native province of British Columbia. Foster became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006.

Foster has won 15 Grammy Awards (three for producer of the year) and has been nominated a total of 44 times. He has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Song and won the 1999 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for the song “The Prayer” (sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion) from the film Quest for Camelot. He has been named BMI's "Songwriter of the Year". In June 2010, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.9.11 @ 15:05pm


http://songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C6035

THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

To say that everything David Foster touches turns to gold-and usually platinum-would be an understatement. This stunningly talented songwriter is a 15-time Grammy Award winner with an unprecedented 46 nominations, a recipient of seven Juno Awards, an Emmy Award in 2004 and a three-time Oscar nominee, all over the course of four extraordinarily successful decades.

Foster’s career path soared in the 1980’s as he produced and wrote an extraordinary lineup of No. 1 singles, including Chicago’s “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” Peter Cetera’s “The Glory of Love,” and John Parr’s “Man in Motion” (St. Elmo’s Fire soundtrack). In 2007 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Foster has worked with the biggest and best talents in the music industry, including Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble’, Seal, Earth, Wind & Fire, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston and many more. Iconic songs in the Foster catalog include “After The Love Is Gone,” “I Have Nothing,” “Look What You’ve Done To Me,” “The Prayer” and “You’re The Inspiration.” Foster recently produced two top ten albums on the Billboard Top 200 Chart - Michael Buble’ (“Crazy Love”) and Andrea Bocelli (“My Christmas”).

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.9.11 @ 15:15pm


NON-PERFORMERS FOR INDUCTION

Bernie Lowe, Tom Dowd, John Simon, Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendez, David Foster, Jim Steinman, Bob Crewe, David Porter, Richard Barrett, Robert Blackwell, Carole Bayer Sager, Diane Warren, Bernie Taupin

Kal Mann and Dave Appell
Bert Berns and Jerry Ragavoy
Norman Whitfield and Barret Strong
Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Henry Cosby and Sylvia Moy
Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.18.11 @ 07:02am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fC0XYseeww

Peter Cetera 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Speech for David Foster surfaces on YouTube

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.18.11 @ 22:42pm


DAVID FOSTER

THE 1988 ORDER OF CANADA
THE 1998 JUNO/CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME
THE 2002 CANADA HONOURS/CANADA'S WALK OF FAME
THE 2006 ORDER OF CANADA
THE 2010 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME
THE 2012 HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Posted by Roy on Friday, 07.22.11 @ 22:18pm


http://entertainment.inquirer.net/21137/david-foster-marries-for-the-fourth-time

David Foster marries for the fourth time
Charice to be in Philippines in December concert
By: Pocholo Concepcion
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—More than 30 celebrity guests witnessed the private wedding of 16-time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter David Foster to interior designer and former Ford model Yolanda Hadid, in civil rites held last week at the Beverly Hills estate of media mogul Haim Saban and his wife Cheryl. Details of the wedding were provided to the Philippine Daily Inquirer by Grace Mendoza, Philippine manager of international Filipino pop star Charice, whom Foster took under his wing upon the recommendation of Oprah Winfrey.
A 40-piece orchestra provided the music to the ceremony, while a 50-piece gospel choir sang songs such as The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.”
The ceremony officially opened with one of Foster’s wards, 11-year-old “America’s Got Talent” second-placer Jackie Evancho, performing “Pie Jesu.” Andrea Bocelli sang “The Prayer” as the finale number. Guests were also treated to several other performances during dinner by Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Peter Cetera, Babyface, Kenny G, The Canadian Tenors and Neil Sedaka. Later in the evening, Foster played the piano while Avril Lavigne and Kate Hudson did back up vocals to the Eric Clapton hit “Change the World.” The 62-year-old Foster, who has previously been married and divorced three times, reportedly told his new bride: “You aren’t the first woman I’ve ever loved — that distinction goes to my mother — but you will for sure be the last woman I ever love.” The bride’s “blush-colored beaded gown” was made by Los Angeles-based Filipino fashion designer Monique Lhuillier. The wedding guests included Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Muhammad Ali, Heidi Klum, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek, Suzanne Sommers, John Corbett, Dr. Phil and Robin, former Canadian Prime Minister Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mulroney, Steve Wynn, Wolfgang Puck, James Brolin, Gayle King, Wayne Gretzky, Diane Warren, Chris Botti, Eric Benét, Carol Bayer Sager, Brian Grazer, Sandy Gallin, Lara Fabian and Larry Ellison. Meanwhile, the US-based Charice will be returning to the Philippines to perform in a Christmas concert on December 2, 8 p.m. at the Newport Theater of Resorts World Manila, according to Mendoza. “We thought it would not push through, especially after the death of Charice’s dad,” Mendoza told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “But Charice decided she wants to do it.”

Posted by Roy on Friday, 11.18.11 @ 08:59am


http://canadianmusichalloffame.ca/inductees/david-foster/

THE 1998 CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHY FOR DAVID FOSTER

Winner of 5 JUNO Awards, 22 nominations

Also a top-notch musician and composer, he has been awarded five Juno Awards, 14 Grammy Awards(including three Producer of the Year awards), produced songs that have driven several No. 1 albums, including Celine Dion’s Grammy-winning Falling Into You, Natalie Cole’s Unforgettable, Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard, Barbra Streisand’s Broadway and Back to Broadway, Michael Bolton’s Timeless: The Classics and Kenny G’s Breathless.

Between 1994 and 1997, he had four of his productions stay at No. 1 on the Billboard hot 100 chart for 42 weeks-Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart”, Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love you,” All-4-One’s “I Swear” and Celine Dion’s ” Because You Loved Me.”In 1994, he joined Atlantic Records as vice president, in 1995 he established his own Atlantic-distribution label, 143 records (acts include The Corrs, Kevin Sharp, Mollies Revenge and Niles Rivers), and in 1997 he was appointed senior vice president of Warner Music Group.Recent credits include co-writing and producing “Tell Him,” the lead single from Celine Dion’s latest chart buster, Let’s Talk About Love, as well as producing four other songs on the album.

Born in Victoria, B.C. in 1949 Foster began playing the piano at the age of five and worked as a teen in England with a Victoria rock band, the Strangers, as well as in Toronto with Ronnie Hawkins. Joining Vancouver band Skylark, he went to Los Angeles in 1972. The group disband and Foster stayed in L.A., working as a studio musician for Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand and others.His career as a record producer began in 1976. A prot%E9g%E9 of Quincy Jones, he was known for his hands-on approach in the studio- writing/rewriting and arranging material. In 1985, he composed (with Bryan Adams), arranged and produced the Canadian contribution to African famine relief, Tears Are Not Enough.

He has released five of his own albums, penned the theme of the Winter Olympics in Calgary in 1988, and produced soundtracks for a number of films, most notably St. Elmo’s Fire for which he wrote the score and co-wrote the No. 1 single “Man in Motion.”A dedicated humanitarian, Foster established the David Foster Foundation in 1986 to assist families of children in need of organ transplants. He hosts an annual celebrity softball game in Victoria to help raise funds for the foundation and in 1988 he received the Order of Canada in recognition of his efforts. He has long been active in the philanthropic community, lending his musical/producer skills to organizations such as the Andre Agassi Foundation, Race to Erase MS, Malibu High School Scholarship Program, Cedar’s Sinai Research For Women’s Cancer and many more.

He live in L.A. with his wife and frequent musical collaborator and co-writer, Linda Thompson, and they have six children between them.

How does he explain his phenomenal success as a songwriter and producer? “I gravitate toward tugging at heartstrings,” he says, “and I treat everyday in the studio as life-of-death.”

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.29.12 @ 23:24pm


Peter Cetera should give the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech for David Foster, since he gave the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction speech for David Foster.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 08:33am


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