AUSTRALIA (CelebrityAccess) Veteran U.K. Agent David Apps, 83, passed away July 18 after a short illness.
Apps repped The Searchers, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkle at the Tito Burns agency in the late 60s (British musician/impresario Burns managed Cliff Richards and book The Rolling Stones, among other ventures).
Apps then worked with Irish promoter Denis Vaughan when the agency merged with Scotia in 1971, becoming the Scotia-Tito Burns agency, which was then incorporated into the Harold Davison Organisation, which then became part of MAM agency, according to IQ.
“David, Barry and I were agents together at MAM in the heady days of the early ’70s,” former colleague Alan Field told IQ. “We were all responsible for our own clients while there, but we all became good friends and remained in touch throughout the interim years.
“Even when David moved to Australia, he kept in touch – and in particular when my clients the Searchers have toured there over the years, he would turn up at one of their concerts and send me his regards.”
Apps’s funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, at Pinnaroo cemetery in Craigie, Western Australia.