David Fellerman Entrepreneur Artist & Poet grew up in London. His artistic and writing skills were honed working with talented artists and writers of the day and attended St Martin’s School of Art opening his advertising merchandising and publishing business in the late 60's with associate offices in New York & Sydney.
David introduced 'Rock and Roll' Merchandising to the UK, working closely with UK and American management for many artistes including, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Dire Straits, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Ted Nugent, Ozy Osborne, Adam & the Ants, The Bay City rollers, Rick Wakeman, Joan Armatrading, The Moody Blues, Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Liza Minnelli, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Gene Pitney, Shirley McClain, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey & Michael Ball, the list goes on...
He was invited to work for The Royal Variety Show by 'Lord Bernard Delfont' and was presented to 'Her Majesty The Queen' as recognition for his work with The Entertainment Artist Benevolent Fund. The above photograph recalls that moment.
It started when British actor Stanley Baker and co-producer John Martin asked David to merchandise an open air Rock concert at White City Stadium; following success of that event his company grew globally. Numerous stories relating to his exploits over four decades in the music business are being authored by David for his forthcoming memoirs.
As an aside he co-wrote and produced three musical tribute shows which toured the UK; 'Rocking on Heavens Door' 'Manhattan Nights' & 'You don't bring me flowers'.
David and his wife Sylvia emigrated to Israel in 2012 where he paints, writes poetry and is drafting his memoirs, when not enjoying time out from a hectic career.
Royal Photography by DOUG McKENZI