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Davitt Sigerson (b New York City, 1957) is an American novelist whose first career was in the music business. Sigerson was a record producer, singer, songwriter, record company executive, and journalist.
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He went to school and Oxford University in the UK. He then wrote on music for Black Music, Sounds, Melody Maker, and Time Out in the UK, before returning to the USA in 1979 where he also wrote for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone and New York Times. In 1976, he arranged a version of the Gamble and Huff song "For the Love of Money", released by the Disco Dub Band on the Movers label.
In the early 1980s he released two solo albums for ZE Records as a singer-songwriter, "Davitt Sigerson" (1980) and "Falling In Love Again" (1984). In 1990 he recorded a further album, "Experiments In Terror", with keyboardist Bob Thiele Jr., as the Royal Macadamians.
He also wrote songs for or with various artists including Philip Bailey, and Gene Simmons of Kiss, with whom he wrote the song "Good Girl Gone Bad" on the 1987 album Crazy Nights. In addition, he worked as a record producer, producing Olivia Newton-John, The Bangles, Tori Amos and David and David among others.
He became president of Polydor Records in 1991; president of EMI and Chrysalis Records in 1994; and chairman of Island Records from 1998 to 1999.
His first novel, Faithful, was published in 2004 by Doubleday in the US and Serpent's Tail in Britain.