|Musical role:||Electric Pianist|
Briggs, From Alabama, played Electric Piano at 168 shows. He was a part of the first 1975 Las Vegas engagement and later played on all the 1976 dates and up to and including the February 1977 tour.
The first time Elvis and David played together, was on the session for Love Letters (May 1966). Briggs, a young piano player from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, was already working a good many sessions in Nashville. He had been called to sit in for the first three hours of the second evening of the session, until Floyd Cramer arrived. He was very anxious. He had red blushes all over the back of his neck, but he had no trouble with gospel, having recorded with the Statesmen just weeks earlier.
Elvis talked about that first session with David Briggs quite often. So, when David came in the picture again, several years later, Elvis immediately accepted him as a member of his group.
Briggs is currently a session musician in Nashville.