David ( Dave ) Paul Greenfield ( born David March Greenfield , born March 29, 1949 in Brighton , England ) is a British rock musician who is best known as the keyboard player of The Stranglers .
Dave Greenfield (left) as part of The Stranglers, 2007
|Full name||David Paul Greenfield|
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1949 (aged 70)|
|Place of Birth||Brighton |
|A country||United Kingdom|
|Years of activity||1974 - present|
|Genres||punk rock |
|Labels||United artists |
Having graduated with honors from school, Dave Greenfield at the age of 18 became a professional guitarist and spent the next ten years playing with different compositions, including The Mark Addam Showband (Kate Olive - bass, Ashton Spencer - vocals, Jason Sinclair - drums) [ 1] . In 1967, Greenfield performed in Germany , in the so-called "cemetery network" - at American military bases. In the early 1970s, Greenfield returned to England and, as a quite respectable instrumentalist, he settled as a resident in the Tiffany’s club in Swansea . 
By the time in 1975 , when Dave Greenfield, responding to an ad on Melody Maker , became a member of The Stranglers, he had finally switched to keyboards and managed to develop his own original playing style, full of fast-paced arpeggios . Later, criticism unanimously declared Greenfield a follower of Ray Manzarek , which always amazed him, since he was practically not familiar with the work of The Doors at that time. Greenfield's favorite instrumentalists in the early 70s were John Lord of Deep Purple and (later) Rick Wakeman ( Yes ). 
Dave Greenfield's instrumental set in the early years of participating in The Stranglers consisted of: the electric piano Hohner Cembalet, organ Hammond L-100 and Minimoog.
From the very beginning, Greenfield took an active part in writing the band’s songs, but for the first time he tried his hand as the main vocalist only in his second album (Dead Ringer, Peasant in the Big Shitty). Does his voice also sound in Do You Wanna? (from Black and White ), Genetix ( The Raven ) and Four Horsemen ( The Gospel According to The Meninblack ). Since 1979 , in addition, Greenfield began to use the Korg VC-10 vocoder (Genetix, Baroque Bordello, North Winds).
Outside the group, Greenfield recorded in 1983 a joint album with Jean-Jacques Burnel Fire & Water , which later became the soundtrack for the film "Ecoutez Vos Murs" directed by Vincent Codann fr. Vincent Coudanne ). This was mainly material written by him in 1980-1981, but rejected by the rest of the group. From there came melody and riff , which later, after being reworked by Hugh Cornwell , turned into Golden Brown , the main hit of The Stranglers, with which in 1982 they became laureates of Ivor Novello .
- Fire & Water (1983), with J.-J. Burnel .
- The Stranglers prehistory. Songs and aliases . - www.xulucomics.com. Date of treatment October 7, 2009. Archived January 29, 2011.
- Chris Salevich. The American Interview NME, 1977 . www.webinblack.co.uk / New Musical Express. Date of treatment October 7, 2009. Archived January 29, 2011.
- SIS Japan: Greenfield interview . - www.kaboodle.com. Date of treatment October 7, 2009. Archived March 11, 2012.