David Forest
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December 12, 1948 - August 13, 2015 David was born in Long Beach, CA, December 12, 1948 to Ira and Joyce Forest. David attended Paul Revere JHS 1961-1963 and Palisades High School, class of '66. David was accepted at Stanford University; he wanted to earn some spending money, so he booked local bands for fraternity and sorority parties. He liked the money he earned and found he was spending more time at that than with classes, that is also when he first met Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham. He went to work for Bill Graham's Millard Agency in San Francisco at Fillmore West where he handled the Grateful Dead and Santana. He moved back to LA in 1969 to work at IFA and then was hired by David Geffen at CMA in 1971 where he would end up handling Moody Blues, Leon Russell, Carole King, James Taylor, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Carpenters. At the age of 25, David decided to open a booking agency and also concert promotion (Fun Productions). Most of the concerts were on the west coast, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose and included Sly and the Family Stone, Boz Scaggs, Steve Miller, Billy Preston, Loggins and Messina, Uriah Heep, Lynard Skynard, Jefferson Starship and Cat Stevens. In the summer of 1976, the first big concerts at Anaheim Stadium headlining, KISS, ZZ Top and Aerosmith. After the economy took a dive, he moved on to book acts for the Whisky a Go Go and the Starwood. David passed away from the side effects of diabetes. A Celebration of Life service will be Friday at 11:00 AM at Hillside Mortuary. David is survived by his mother and brothers Michael Forest and Adam Forest.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Sep. 6, 2015.
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August 20, 2020
Great times there at 1010 N. Kings Rd. I lived there w/David all of 1982 and the good-times were non-stop . We made Alot of money and I made Alot of Hollywood connections thanks to David , who always kept His Ego in check in spite of all the Hooplah . He was Kind Hearted and would Help anyone in need if He was able . I last saw David in 1993 when He lived up-above Hollywood Blvd. on Highland near the old Ozzie n Harriot Estate , or was the Errol Flynn estate anyway He'll be missed by all those who knew Him . Rest in Peace my Friend ♤♡♧
Allen Pool
September 9, 2015
we had similar interests... God Bless
terry castleman
September 9, 2015
You were one of a kind my friend. Their will never be another David Forest.
Jeremy Sons
September 8, 2015
My sincere condolences to David's family and friends. David will be fondly remembered.
Mark Wilson
September 7, 2015
I will miss you David Forest! I have so many incredible memories in the amazing limelight you lived in and shared with everyone around you! Tiger - Chris Dauenhauer
Chris Dauenhauer
September 7, 2015
It will be hard to imagine the entertainment industry without David Forest. David played a big part in the lives of so many people. Thank you for being a part of my life. Much love, Shanté
Michael Youens
September 6, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with David's family. I've thought of him many times over the years. I worked for The David Forest Company and Fun Productions for 5 years in the 70's. They were some of the best years of my life, with experiences I'll never forget. I'll always think of him fondly.
Sue Finn
September 6, 2015
Thinking of you all at this painful time. Love to the family.
Cousin Sandra
Sandra Pearlman
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