14 July 2013

David McDaniel (1948-2013)

I just learnd that David died 2 weeks ago.

as so many I first knew him as one-third of the group Gotham  -- so important to me in the late '70s. I still hope someone does a documentary on this early openly gay group.

he was a beautiful man & sweet singer. as I type this I'm listening to Gotham's "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" but my eyes are so full of tears I can't quite see the screen.


Unknown said...

I'm very sorry to hear this. I met David when he was singing with GOTHA< at they were at their height, regularly play THE GRAND FINALE, a record, sold out concert at the Kennedy Center. !976 -77. I was a waiter at the Finale. I was in awe of them all and loved being a tiny part of the swirl. I re-met David ten years or so later on various catering jobs. He remembered me from those days. We were casual friends with more in common then than just those days. We re-met on FB and chatted some. I think I just recently wishes him a Happy Birthday. RIP, David. I know life was not always easy, but you were always a kind man.

Alex Gildzen said...

thank you Tom Viola for yr memories. the last time I calld David I got his answering machine. & after his accident he wasn't on Facebook all that much.

Charley said...

This is gorgeous!