Dave Cortez Net Worth
Dave Cortez made money by Celebrities niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Dave Cortez earned $62 Million. Exact sum is $62000000.
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Birth date: August 13, 1938
Birth place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession: Camera Department, Cinematographer, Director
Education: Northwestern High School
Albums: The Isley Brothers Way
Wikipedia Source: Dave Cortez
David Cortez Clowney, known by the stage name Dave Baby Cortez, is an American pop and R&B organist and pianist. Clowney attended Northwestern High School in Detroit. His father played the piano, and encouraged him to pursue a musical career. Clowney played the piano for 10 years, then he took up the organ. Clowney made his first record in 1956 under his own name but it was not until three years later that he scored a major success using the stage name Dave Baby Cortez. His instrumental, The Happy Organ, was the first pop/rock hit to feature the electronic organ as lead instrument- it featured drummer Gary Hammond and was co-written by noted celebrity photographer James J. Kriegsmann and frequent collaborator Kurt Wood. The guitar solo is by session musician Wild Jimmy Spruill. The 45 rpm single was the first instrumental No. 1 on Billboard magazines Hot 100 chart. Before making his big break with an instrumental record, Clowney had sung with two doo-wop groups, the Pearls and the Valentines. The original 45 rpm single was released on the independent Clock Records label but the LP which featured it was released by RCA Victor by arrangement with Clock.