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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 November 1949Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameDavid Walter Foster

Mini Bio (1)

David Foster was born on November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as David Walter Foster. He has been married to Yolanda Foster since November 11, 2011. He was previously married to Linda Thompson, Rebecca L. McCurdy and B.J. Cook.

Spouse (4)

Yolanda Foster (11 November 2011 - present) (filed for divorce)
Linda Thompson (27 June 1991 - 11 July 2005) (divorced)
Rebecca L. McCurdy (27 October 1982 - 1986) (divorced) (3 children)
B.J. Cook (1972 - 26 June 1981) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

Father, with B.J. Cook, of singer/songwriter Amy Foster-Gillies.
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on July 11, 1988 and C.O. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 30, 2003 and the Order of British Columbia for his services to music and charities.
Was married to singer B.J. Cook, with whom he had daughter, Amy Foster-Gillies. Later married to Rebecca Foster, with whom he had daughters Sara Foster, Erin Foster and Jordan Foster. Currently in divorce proceedings with 3rd wife, Linda Thompson.
Was a member of the '70s group, The Skylarks, who had a #9 pop hit with "Wildflower".
Co-wrote several songs with Maurice White for Earth Wind & Fire and The Emotions.
Brother of Jaymes Foster-Levy.
His close friend Andrea Bocelli is his all-time favorite singer.
Declined an offer to write a theme/title song for Titanic (1997).
Father-in-law of Tommy Haas.
Ex-stepfather of Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner.
Five sisters: Jeanie, Maureen, Ruth, Marylou and Jaymes.
Co-wrote (with friends Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin) the Earth Wind & Fire hit "After the Love Has Gone", winning the GRAMMY for Best Rhythm & Blues Song (1979).
Uncle of Parker Foster Aiken, the son his sister had with Clay Aiken.
Stepfather of Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid.
His personal label titled "143 Records" (from the words "I Love You") was formed as a sub-label of Warner Bros in 1995 and managed by Brian Avnet. The label's first signed act was the Irish folk-rock family quartet The Corrs.
According to Foster, the key to success in his industry is "networking".

Personal Quotes (4)

Every single day I wake up, I try to do my very best. I give 100-per-cent, and absolutely 100-per-cent love what I do every day. I've been doing this for forty years. I'm obsessed with what I do, and I just love it.
I'm probably wouldn't do anything differently if I had to do it again. Every little thing that happens to you, good and bad, becomes a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. Every successful person you read about - Warren Buffett, Bill Gates - they all say pretty much the same thing. 'Do what you love'. I know I did.
The fact of the matter is I've been slagged my whole life for doing so-called pussy music - you know, like people say the reason I don't go into elevators is because I'm afraid to hear my own music. That's actually not the truth, but when I lay my hands on the piano what comes out is what comes out.
[on first hearing Celine Dion] It was, to say the least, a magical moment - one of those moments you remember forever. She was up there belting out Top 40 songs, and she didn't even know what she was saying. She didn't speak hardly any English at all at that point. I couldn't see anyone else around me. I couldn't hear anyone else around me. I was mesmerized. I mean, that's once in a generation. A talent like that. I knew, one-hundred percent, she was going to be a superstar.

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