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1949-1960 Father was a church and cinema organist and played piano in dance bands. David started learning violin at the age of nine. First violin bought from a junk shop for £1.00. Played right back for school football team.
1960-1967 Secondary school: A levels in Latin, Greek and Ancient History. Rugby player (Captain and Scrum-half). Started improvising.
1967-1970 Certificate of Education specialising in Music and Drama. Leader of College Orchestra. Formed folk rock band.
1993-1995 M.A. in Performing Arts (interdisciplinary performances, papers on structure in post-modern art music, the hermeneutics of rock journalism).
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