29 October 1951, Edinburgh; bass and how and besides that he got a nice voice too.
Started to make young girls cry in PILOT:
Formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1973, Pilot initially consisted of David Paton and Billy Lyall (b. 26 March 1953, Edinburgh; synthesizer/piano/flute/vocals), two former members of the Bay City Rollers and Stuart Tosh (b. 26 September 1951, Aberdeen, Scotland; drums). Session guitarist Ian Bairnson was recruited in the autumn of 1974. Having secured a Top 20 hit with "Magic," the group reached the number 1 spot in 1975 with "January," a simple, but perfectly crafted pop song. Alan Parsons did produce some songs.
Tosh left to join 10cc, while Bairnson and Paton pursued studio careers. Billy Lyall recorded a solo album, which featured several former colleagues, and later joined Dollar. In December 1989, he died weighing less than five stone, a victim of an AIDS-related illness.
They (Ian, David & ?) are making a new album in 2002.
Later on David becomes one the members of Alan Parsons (Project) and a shoot off project called Keats.
Kate Bush (The Kick Inside & Lionheart; '78 & '84),
Lenny Zakatek ('89),
Chris Rea ('82),
Camel (Single Factor; '81, Stationary
Traveller; '84, Harbour of Tears; '96),
Camel live; ('84,'85, '91, '96 GREAT!),
Elton John (the single Nikita '84, '86- live & Reg strikes back; '88),
Rick Wakeman ('88, '95, '96, '01),
Propaganda ('90 in a fight
with David Gilmour),
Fish (from '90 live, '91, '94, '95 and
on some best of albums and bootlegs ofcourse),
Beagle Hat ('91) Hisa Tanaka (acoustic guitar), Takeo Kurashina (electric guitar), Kaz Ikeya (electric guitar), Hiroshi Fujii (bass), Masao Hinago (drums), David Paton (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass).
The Pretenders (Last of Independence; '94).
The Pretenders Last of the Independents (1994),
Original Soundtrack Ladyhawke (1995 with Andruw Powell & Alan Parsons / bass),
Rick Fielding Lifeline (1995 celtic folk),
Connie Dover If Ever I Return (1997) Bass,
Dick Gaughan Redwood Cathedral (1998 celtic folk)
Ceol Anam Two Guitars (1999 celtic folk / Digital Editing),
Nobby Clark ('02). Nobby was the original lead singer for the Bay City Rollers and sang the early
hits such as "Saturday Night" and "Keep On Dancing".
David Paton produced the album and plays the instruments on the album,
Ray Wilson Change 2003.
Kenny Herbert (2008)
Solo with Passion Cry ('91, with Ian Bairnson and more guys).
Music from the Mountain (folk) is from another man called D.Patton.
Beagle Hat - Magical Hat (2006).
He played before with the se Japanese musicians in '91, see above.
Under the Sun ('12) features 10 new tracks by David Paton and another classic but different recordings of the Pilot classics and Just a
Updated 05-05-'03 by Nick.