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David Palmer
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1980s-present
Associated acts Rod Stewart
Andy Taylor

David Palmer (born 29 May 1961) is a British drummer and percussionist, who performed on Andy Taylor's Dangerous album and appeared in Duran Duran's "I Don't Want Your Love" music video.


David joined the British group ABC in 1982 and performed on the band's debut album The Lexicon Of Love, but left after the Mantrap world tour in 1983 to join the Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 1985 he returned to ABC and played on the Zillionaire album and re-appeared briefly as a band member for the release of Ocean Blue. David formed later formed the band Person To Person, releasing their debut LP Stronger Than Reason in 1985. In 1989 he played on Up and in 1998 he wrote a number of tracks with Martin Fry and his song-writing partner Chuck Kentis, including "Peace And Tranquility". In 1990 David worked on Andy Taylor's cover song album Dangerous.

David is now a session drummer, producer and songwriter, who has worked with many international artists including The Pet Shop Boys, Tom Jones, Art of Noise, The The, Billy Squier, Paul Young, Bryan Adams, Sting, Al Green, Danny Wilson, Jeff Golub, and Rod Stewart.
He has worked with Trevor Horn on several musical pieces including the albums: A Spanner in the Works, (Rod Stewart), and Lead Vocalist (Rod Stewart/Faces). He is also a film composer along with his partner, Chuck Kentis. The pair of them scored two independent films together, Gringo and Journey Man.

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