“Everybody thinks that Adam Faith discovered me, but it was David Courtney”
– LEO SAYER
Harry Nilsson once described David Courtney as the English Phil Spector.
During his career David has acquired numerous entrees in various ‘Rock Music Encyclopaedias.’ Platinum, Gold and Silver Disc Awards representing the millions of records sold worldwide, ASCAP awards and a Grammy nomination. In 2017 he was the first and only British composer to receive the prestigious Tsarskoselskaya Art Award in St Petersburg, Russia.
Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together, said: “This is a really fantastic project and we would encourage everyone to listen and download Isolation Symphony. The proceeds will make a huge difference to NHS staff, volunteers and patients.”
More recently David has founded the Walk of Fame cultural attractions in the UK which follow in the tradition of its famous Hollywood predecessor. The first UK Walk of Fame was established and launched in Brighton with 100 names in 2002 followed in 2010 with the Bristol Walk of Fame. 2016 witnessed the first Football Walk of Fame, a joint venture with The National Football Museum and legendary sports artist Paul Trevillion. In 2010, The Music Walk of Fame in Camden, London was launched under license as a living, breathing cultural movement to recognise the contribution of global music icons and next year will see the introduction of the world’s first Bollywood Walk of Fame.
David is currently putting the finishing touches to his autobiography which will be published later this year.
“I am dedicating this music to the memory of my long-time friend Adam Faith who would have turned 80 years old this June. Adam was eternally grateful to the NHS for saving his life following an horrific car crash in 1974.” – David Courtney