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David Williams

g, voc, 1950-2009 US
Musician / Producer of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. David Z. Williams

American rhythm guitarist, producer and songwriter, Born November 21, 1950, Newport News, Virginia; died March 06, 2009, Hampton, Virginia. He collaborated with many artists including Earth, Wind & Fire, The Jacksons, George Howard, Boz Scaggs, Michelle Gayle, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music. He also was part of the back up band for The Temptations. His signature funky strumming famously anchors the end of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". Inducted into the Guinness World Records for being the guitarist appearing on the most No.1 hit records in the world.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
  • Percussion
  • Electric guitar
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Rock
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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Somethin' SpecialDavid Williams1991Album
Desert WindDavid Williams1991Single
Take The Ball And RunDavid Williams1983Album
Take The Ball And RunDavid Williams1983Single
Here To StayDavid Williams1983Single
This Diamond RingAndy Williams & David Williams1975Single
I Don't Know How To Say GoodbyeAndy Williams & David Williams1974Single
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