>> David was an American jazz pianist and composer.

Dave Brubeck

>> David was shipped to France during World War Two as an Army rifleman but, after a colonel heard him play piano, ended up in a band that performed for troops.

>> He didn't want to become a musician, but took lessons from his mother. He couldn't read sheet music, attributing this difficulty to poor eyesight, but 'faked' it, and this went mostly unnoticed.