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David Alan Allds

May 17, 1952 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

David Alan Allds, 68, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 1:10 pm at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield, TN.  He was born, May 17, 1952 in Ashtabula, OH.  In his early 20's, he moved to Nashville to pursue his music career.  David was the Founder and Owner of Flatlanders Music Publishing Group (BMI), Beyond the Boarders Music Publishing (ASCAP) and Co-Founder, CEO of Warp 10 Productions, Inc.  was recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication and excellence in the arts of music publishing.

He enjoyed a colorful 36-year career in the music industry as an A-list musician (drummer), hit songwriter, producer and music publisher.  As a musician, he had the distinction of performing for President Nixon at The White House while performing with an impressive list of rock artists from Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, to country music legends Les Paul and George Jones.  As a songwriter, he wrote the Mel Tillis hit "Lookin' For Tomorrow".

David loved music, spending time with his family, helping others, and had a warm creative imagination.  He resided in Joelton, TN for nearly 30 years.  He was a skilled musician, songwriter, producer, actor, minister, father and friend to so many.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Hazel (Russell) Allds and father, Norman Donald Allds of Ashtabula, OH.

He is survived by his 2 sons, Samuel Allds of Joelton, TN and Joshua Allds of Cleveland, TN

The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced.

TLC Mortuary Services, Greenbrier, TN.,  has been entrusted with his care.

 

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