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Growing up during the groovy 60s, I thought David was one of the grooviest on the scene. His character, Ilya, on The Man From Uncle was exotic, to me, at least, and his blonde hair put him, in my mind, with Yardbird, Keith Relf.
David's appearance in Phil Spector's THE BIG TNT SHOW, filmed live at the Holllywood Bowl, was equally memorable. He started the show off by conducting the big band in a weird version of SATISFACTION.
It was a dream come true when I saw him live in a Chicago suburb theatre performing in CAMELOT. My friend at the time had the wise idea of meeting him backstage, and I couldn't argue with that! We walked straight through the main door, ignoring everyone, down the hall, directly toward his dressing room. I have since forgotten which one of us opened that door, but of course, he was surprised. "What are you doing here?"
I couldn't answer. I could only stare at him. In my mind, he was more than just another actor, just another person. My heart was a-flutter!
I have more to say, but I will leave that for later.
billblake billblake 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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that's so cool. i think he's much better looking now