Artist, poet & writer David Fellerman grew up in London where his art and writing skills were honed working with talented commercial artists and writers of the day.
He studied at St Martin’s School of Art opening his Advertising, Merchandising & Publishing business in London with associate offices in New York & Australia.
He introduced major league 'Rock n Roll' Merchandising to the UK working closely with management and 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,The Moody Blues, Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Liza Minnelli, Dean Martin, Gene Pitney, Shirley McClain, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey & Michael Ball, to name a few.
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. The above photograph recalls that moment.
His big break came when the British actor Stanley Baker and co-producer John Martin asked David to merchandise an open air rock concert at the old White City Stadium; following success of the event the company grew globally. Numerous stories relating to his exploits over four decades will be portrayed in his forthcoming memoirs.
David wrote and co-produced three separate musical tribute, UK touring shows; these were, 'Rocking on Heavens Door' 'Manhattan Nights' and 'You don't bring me flowers'.
In 2012 David and his wife Sylvia emigrated to Israel where among other things he paints, writes poetry and is drafting his complete memoirs.
Royal Photography by DOUG McKENZI