David Fishof

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David Fishof
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Born New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Producer and Sports Agent
Known for Founder of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp
Website www.davidfishofpresents.com

David Fishof is the founder of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Born in New York City, David began his career representing acts in the Catskill Mountains.[1] From there he went on to represent Herschel Bernardi and other entertainers.[2]

Fishof became a sports agent, representing Phil Simms, Mark Bavaro, Vince Ferragamo, Jack Reynolds, Lou Piniella, Dave Magadan and Randy Myers, among others.[3][4]

During his time as a sports agent and thereafter, he produced and continues to produce live shows. (See Below).

He has authored two books, Putting It on The Line, a book about his experiences in the world of sports and entertainment,[5] and Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn From The Business of Rock and Roll.[6]

Fishof co-produced, along with Mark Burnett Productions, a television documentary series on his Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. The show, titled "Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp," aired on VH1 Classic.[7] Season One features rock stars: Ace Frehley, Michael Anthony, Lita Ford, Lemmy Kilmister, Matt Sorum, Eddie Kramer, and Bret Michaels.[8] Season Two features rock stars: Sammy Hagar, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Ramones drummer Marky Ramone, Paul Stanley of KISS, Duff McKagen, Matt Sorum, Mark Hudson and producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.[9]

David also speaks publicly[10] and was the featured speaker at the "National Speakers Association" annual conference held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City's Times Square in 2008.

Tour producer[edit]

Fishof began representing a band called "The Association" who had such hits as "Along Comes Mary", "Cherish", "Windy" and "Never My Love", and produced their tour entitled "The Happy Together Tour" in 1984, which also included The Turtles, Gary Puckett and Spanky and Our Gang. "Happy Together" toured again in 1985 with The Turtles, Gary Lewis, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and Tommy James and the Shondells.[11] The tour lasted eight months and was one of the top 10 grossing tours in the country at the time.[12]

In 1986, Fishof produced the Monkees 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour[13] in collaboration with MTV running "Monkee Marathons". He then produced "The American Bandstand Concert Tour" with Dick Clark.[14] In 1987, Fishof produced "Classic Superfest" which featured bands from the 70's with performances by The Turtles with Flo and Eddie, Herman's Hermits, The Grass Roots, Mark Lindsay and The Byrds featuring Gene Clark, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Dr. Hook and BTO.[15][16]

In 1988, Fishof produced the "Dirty Dancing Live Tour". It sold out all eight nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 24 hours.[17] The show included Bill Medley singing "Time of My Life", and Eric Carmen singing, "Hungry Eyes". The production traveled throughout America and went on to tour Europe and Australia.

In 1991, he went on to produce "The American Gladiators Live Tour" with Kenneth Feld of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. The tour took Gladiators to local arenas where amateur athletes could challenge them.[18] Fishof then created and produced "Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band".[19] From 1989 to 2003, Fishof produced eight different "Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band" tours.

During those years Fishof also created the British Rock Symphony, which featured Roger Daltrey of The Who,[20] Alice Cooper and Jon Anderson of the band Yes.[21] The "British Rock Symphony" is a CD, DVD and a live show featuring the symphonic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Who.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carol Caffin: David Fishof talks about The Band, the Ringo Starr tour, and the Columbia Records deal". Theband.hiof.no. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ "CelebrityAccess Industry Profiles". Celebrityaccess.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  3. ^ "CelebrityAccess Industry Profiles". Celebrityaccess.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ David Fishof, Eugene Shapiro (1983-11-01). Putting It on the Line: The Negotiating Secrets, Tactics, and Techniques of a Top Sports and Entertainment Agent. ISBN 9780688024475. 
  6. ^ Rock Your Business: What You and Your Company Can Learn from the Business of Rock and Roll. ISBN 1936661454. 
  7. ^ "VH1 Classic and Mark Burnett Productions Give Music Fans a Chance of a... - NEW YORK, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  8. ^ "Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp - Season 1 | Show Cast, Episodes, Guides, Trailers, Web Exclusives, Previews | VH1.com". Vmu.vh1.com. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  9. ^ "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp - Season 2 | Show Cast, Episodes, Guides, Trailers, Web Exclusives, Previews". VH1.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  10. ^ "The Bazel Group, Inc". Corporateartists.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  11. ^ Fichter, Jack. "Gary Puckett to Bring Hits to Wildwood". Cape May County Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  12. ^ [2] Archived August 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090330081305/http://www.monkees.com/read/davy.lasso. Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved May 11, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "'60s B-act Tours: Memory Lane Is A Road Not Taken". Articles.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  15. ^ Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of the Byrds' Gene Clark. 2005. ISBN 9780879307936. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  16. ^ "Classic Superfest". Articles.orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  17. ^ "Dirty Dancing company heads for the hills". News.google.com. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  18. ^ The American Gladiators Tour. Books.google.com. 2009-02-10. ISBN 9781439102299. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  19. ^ [3] Archived September 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080207033854/http://billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3icbd2c8cfc3453e2c6650628a209997e8?imw=Y. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved May 11, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ Point Music's 'British Rock Symphony' To Lead Online Sales Push. Books.google.com. 1999-10-16. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 

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