David celebrates his 90th birthday!

David has just turned 90, and on his birthday he invited some of his magical friends to get together and celebrate!

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Left to right: Duncan Trillo, Jez Rose, Marvin Berglas, Derren Brown, David Berglas, Marc Paul, Richard Wiseman, Dynamo, James Freedman, Andy Nyman, Debbie McGee, Paul Kieve, Luke Jermay, Dan Albion (Dynamo’s manager). Photograph by Casey Gutteridge

In addition, David was interviewed by Richard Young from The Magicians’ Podcast about several aspects of his amazing career, including his first BBC television series, how he made a pear appear inside a milk bottle, and his time as President of The Magic Circle. Click here to listen to the podcast.

Happy Birthday David!

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Putting the variety in Variety….


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Andy Nyman recently sat down with David as he described some of the more unusual variety acts that he worked with, including sand dancers, knife throwers, ventriloquists and performing dogs!
(Edit by Richard Wiseman. With thanks to Bob Hamilton)

You can watch Wilson, Keppel and Betty in this clip….

And see Elizabeth and Collins in action here:

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David Berglas, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles!

Thank you all for subscribing to the site.  You are the first to hear two little known stories from David!  In the first story he describes the time he appeared on the cover of a magazine with The Beatles (kinda!)….

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and second he talks about what happened when he opened for The Rolling Stones!
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Welcome!

logo3For the past few months I have been recording and editing David Berglas’s wartime experiences. I hope that you enjoy the end product.  Over the next few months we will be adding additional material about his variety years, London in the 1960s, performing magic on television, casinos, etc. To feedback on the project please click here and we hope that you will subscribe to this blog receive updates.

Best wishes

Richard Wiseman