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David Foster

Musician + Record Producer + Songwriter
Born Nov 1, 1949

David Walter Foster, OC, OBC, is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, singer, songwriter, and arranger.

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1949 Birth Born on November 1, 1949.


1975 25 Years Old In 1975, he played on George Harrison's album Extra Texture. … Read More
1979 29 Years Old Foster was a major contributor to the 1979 Earth, Wind and Fire album I Am, both as a studio player and arranger, as well as being a cowriter on six of the album's tracks.


1980 30 Years Old 1 More Event
The most noteworthy being the song "After the Love Has Gone" for which Foster, and his cowriters Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin, won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. … Read More
1982 32 Years Old He married his second wife Rebecca Dyer on October 27, 1982 and they divorced in 1986 They have three daughters: Sara Foster (born in 1981), Erin Foster (born in 1982), and Jordan Foster (born in 1986).
1985 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Foster cowrote Kenny Loggins's songs "Forever" (US No. 40), from the 1985 album Vox Humana, and "Heart to Heart" (US No. 15), from the 1982 album High Adventure.
1988 38 Years Old Foster composed "Winter Games", the theme song for 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. "Winter Games" is also the soundtrack for fountain shows at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas and Sea World Orlando in Florida, and for the awards ceremonies at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.


1991 41 Years Old He married his third wife, actress Linda Thompson, in 1991. The two became a songwriting team, collaborating on several songs, including "I Have Nothing", performed by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard (1992), and "Grown-Up Christmas List". Thompson filed for divorce in 2005. … Read More
1995 45 Years Old In 1995, Foster signed a deal with Warner Brothers that enabled him to set up his own boutique label, 143 Records, as a joint venture with Warner. … Read More
1996 46 Years Old Foster, along with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, composed "The Power of the Dream", the official song of the 1996 Summer Olympics; Foster's then-wife Thompson provided the lyrics, sung by Céline Dion. … Read More


2001 51 Years Old In 2001, Foster collaborated with Lara Fabian and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to record English-language, French-language, and bilingual (French/English) versions of the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada", for a promotion of the Canadian government.
2002 52 Years Old Foster, with his then-wife Thompson, composed "Light the Fire Within", sung by LeAnn Rimes for the 2002 Winter Olympics.
2003 53 Years Old In 2003, Foster won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for The Concert for World Children's Day. … Read More
In 2005, Foster, his daughter Amy Foster-Gillies, and Beyonce Knowles wrote "Stand Up For Love" as the anthem to the World Children's Day, an annual worldwide event to raise awareness and funds for children's causes. … Read More
In 2006, he was a judge on the FOX TV show Celebrity Duets and appeared on Star Tomorrow, for which auditions were held in Los Angeles and New York for undiscovered talent.
2007 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, Foster was featured in Bocelli's Vivere Live in Tuscany, a live album and DVD of a pop concert performed at Bocelli's Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Tuscany in July.
2008 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2008, singer Charice joined Foster on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion via satellite; and on October 31, he and Andrea Bocelli appeared on Oprah again together, where he stated that Bocelli was his "favourite singer on the planet".


2011 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Later in 2011, he was featured in Andrea Bocelli's live album, Concerto: One Night in Central Park (also known as Live in Central Park) and in Bocelli's four PBS Specials. … Read More
2012 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2012, Foster appeared in an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Foster produced Andrea Bocelli's 14th studio album, Passione, released in January 2013. … Read More
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