Desmond Child (born John Charles Barratt, October 28, 1953 in Gainsville, Florida) is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For nearly three decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music's most successful creative forces. His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 40 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide. His collaborations include Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin, KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Dream Theater, Cher, Rosie Johnson and Alice Cooper.