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For over 40 years, Desmond Child has written some of the biggest hits
for the biggest names in music


Over 80 Top 40 singles selling over 500 million albums worldwide


And many more...



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Egos! Drama! Desmond Child, a Pop Hitmaker, Is Telling His Story.

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Desmond Child gets interviewed by CNN anchor Fredericka Whitfield about the release of his book “LIVING ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE.”

Desmond Child Rocks The Parthenon @ Odeon of Herodes Atticus 27/6/2022

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Desmond Child – on X Factor GR

Desmond Child – Songwriting Fantasy Camp – FOX17 Rock & Review
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Desmond Child Working With Finland’s “The Rasmus”
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Berklee Abu Dhabi

Culture Summit 2020 Abu Dhabi

Desmond Child & Rouge

Remastered Single Release “Our Love Is Insane XX”

Ava Max – Kings & Queens

“Kings & Queens” Written by Ava Max, Desmond Child, Madison Love, Hillary Bernstein, Mimoza Blinson, Jakke Erixson, Nadir Khayat, Brett McLaughlin & Henry Walter  


Desmond Child was the ultimate ’80s rock hitmaker, having had a hand in writing huge singles for artists including Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, and Joan Jett. Howard Johnson talks to him about his journey to success and the art of writing rock bangers!

“I REMEMBER THAT GENE Simmons started calling me a song doctor, but I was never a song doctor because I was writing songs from scratch. I wasn’t fixing songs. I was kind of fixing careers.” When hard rock took over US radio in the mid-’80s by marrying driving rhythms and ri!s with catchy, often poppy, melody lines, one man above all others was recognized as the songwriter who could add the necessary commercial fairy dust. That man was Desmond Child. ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ by Kiss. ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ by Bon Jovi. ‘Dude (Looks like A Lady)’ by Aerosmith. ‘Poison’ by Alice Cooper. Desmond Child had a hand in writing all of these commercial rock juggernauts and many more besides. He may modestly tell me, “I’ve written almost 2000 songs and just 20 of them were hits.”  Click here to read more.

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Larry LeBlanc Interviews:

Hit-Maker Desmond Child

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Up Late with Johnny Potenza / Special guest Desmond Child, Shorty Long & the NJ Horns & Sharon Simon

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Interview: Desmond Child, Livin’ on a Prayer and Then Some

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Desmond Child (nacido como John Charles Barrett; Gainesville, 28 de octubre de 1953) es un productor y compositor estadounidense.

Es sobrino de la cantante cubana Olga Guillot.

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EP 161: Grammy-winning Songwriter & Producer Desmond Child chats about his family, career with more than 80 Top 40 Billboard hits and his upcoming autobiography

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Desmond Child Talks With Spotify’s Behind The Vinyl

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Desmond Child gives a Master Class in songwriting.

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Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig Interviews Desmond Child!

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