David Fellerman artist poet and writer grew up in central London. His skills developed working alongside talented artists and writers of the day. He attended St Martin’s School of Art in the early 60's eventually opening his advertising, merchandising and publishing business in London with associates in New York & Sydney.
David introduced 'Rock and Roll' Merchandising to the UK and worked with international 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, and the list goes on...
David was invited to work with 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.
His merchandising career was a happy accident when British actor Stanley Baker and co-producer John Martin asked David to merchandise an open air Rock concert at White City Stadium; although the gig was somewhat washed out by heavy rain he sold all his stock before the heavens opened, in the following years his company grew globally.
David embarked on a brief theatre production career co-writing and producing musical tribute shows which toured the UK; 'Rocking on Heavens Door' 'Manhattan Nights' & 'You don't bring me flowers'. David reflects on this period as a bridge too far, but as a creative venture he loved the experience.
David and his wife Sylvia emigrated to Israel in 2012 where he paints writes poetry and is drafting his memoirs; for exercise walking a glorious Netanya beach on long summer days.
Royal Photography by DOUG McKENZI