David Porter

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Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

Soul and R&B songwriter and music producer who served as a Stax Records house composer during the 1960s.

Before Fame

He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1959 and immediately began his career as a musician.

Trivia

He received a Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award in 1999 and became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.

Family Life

He was born to Corrine and James Porter and grew up with his eleven older siblings.

Associated With

He and his Stax Records songwriting partner Isaac Hayes composed such soul hits as Soul Man and Hold On, I'm Comin'.

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