David Alexander Hess was born in New York City in 1936. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music, in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill. His first recording was a quick hit, which was later performed by and credited to Elvis Presley
, "All Shook Up." David went on to compose "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo
and "Rockin' ...
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