is a British singer-songwriter and record producer. Courtney's first big break was as a songwriter with Adam Faith and Leo Sayer; Courtney co-wrote several hit songs with them (including "Giving It All Away", recorded by both Sayer and Roger Daltrey) and he co-produced Faith's album, I Survive. He released one album of his own on United Artists in entitled David Courtney's First Day; it saw some success on both sides of the Atlantic, and peaked at #194 on the US Billboard 200.
David Richard Courtney (born September 21, 1953) is an artist, writer, and political activist. He is best known for his writings on the South Asian hand drums known as the tabla. He is presently a candidate for Texas State Senate under the Green Party of Texas.