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Joel David was born in 1948 of a family originally from Liverpool and who settled in the Pennine village of Belthorn to escape the bombs of the Second World War. He started his showbusiness career as a musician and then graduated to songwriting but found himself the victim of unethical contracts which meant that he saw no money from his compositions. Joel recorded a song called "Old Bones" in 1977 which became one of the most requested songs on BBC Radio Two. In 1974 Joel and his wife Maureen Seaberg joined Coronation Street as "support artists" and still appear to present day in the show and now hold the unchallenged position as the longest serving support artists (43 years) in the history of the show. Their contribution to Granada Television was celebrated in the ITV show ITV Changed My Life - transmitted in 2015 to celebrate 60 years of broadcasting.

Joel has appeared on Coronation Street on seven confirmed occasions:

The actor's website (see below) also lists three other appearances which have not been confirmed:

In addition the actor also appeared in The Talent Contest, an episode of the spin-off The Brothers McGregor in October 1985.

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