David & David

Decades Active: 1980s


Originating from California, USA, this acclaimed duo was formed in 1985 by singer-songwriters David Baerwald (Oxford, Ohio, USA) and David Ricketts. David And David signed a recording contract with A&M Records shortly afterwards, and issued their debut album, Boomtown, in 1986. The album contained vocal contributions from Berlin and Toni Childs, but the main attraction was the duo’s fine songwriting, detailing the struggles of the underclass in Reagan’s America and featuring the surprise US Top 40 single, ‘Welcome To The Boomtown’. Despite their initial success, David And David found it difficult to produce a follow-up, and split up shortly thereafter. Baerwald launched an on/off solo career in the 90s, and also helped co-pen several hits for Sheryl Crow’s debut, Tuesday Night Music Club). Ricketts has opted to remain in the background, either guesting on or producing recordings for Childs, Meredith Brooks, Robbie Robertson, Trish...

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