David Gates

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

11 December 1940, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Having played in a home town high school band alongside Leon Russell, Gates followed his former colleague to Los Angeles. He initially pursued a career as a rockabilly singer, recording a series of locally issued singles including ‘Swinging Baby Doll’ (1958), which featured Russell on piano, and ‘My Baby’s Gone Away’ (1961). He later switched to studio work, and appearances on sessions for Duane Eddy and Pat Boone preceded a fruitful period in the budding ‘girl-group’ genre. Gates produced and/or composed a string of excellent releases, notably Merry Clayton’s ‘Usher Boy’, the Murmaids’ ‘Popsicles And Icicles’, Dorothy Berry’s ‘You’re So Fine’ (all 1963), Shelley Fabares’ ‘He Don’t Love Me’ and Connie Stevens’ ‘A Girl Never Knows’ (both 1964).

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