David Fleischman was educated in the Memphis public school system, graduating from Central High School in 1964.
In 1961, David became the lead singer for the Flash and the Memphis Casual which in 1967 became Flash and the Board of Directors, and played until 1973. The band played extensively throughout the Mid-South and in 1967, the band did 4 national tours as the opening act for Paul Revere and the Raiders. The Casuals recorded 3 records for local Memphis label, Block Records and the Board of Directors recorded 3 records for Mala Records, a national label.
In 1974, David began his record business career becoming the Local Promotion Director for Atlantic Records. In 1977, David was promoted to Regional Promotion Director and moved to Dallas. In 1983, David was promoted to Director of National Album Promotion and moved to Atlantic’s home office in New York. In 1986 was promoted to Senior Director, National Album Promotion.
In 1990, David left Atlantic and moved to Los Angeles to work for MCA Records as the Vice-President of Rock Promotion. In 1997, David left MCA and started his own independent promotion company, David Fleischman Promotions which he still runs.
In 2004 David moved back to Memphis. In 2004, David was elected to the Board of Governors for the local chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS), and remains on the Board.
David runs Right Way Entertainment which manages recording and touring artist, Grady Champion.
David is on the Board of Directors of the Rock 'n' Soul Museum
David has been married to the former Jaye Carter since 1969. They have a daughter Jennifer, and a grandson named Zack.
In August 2006, Jon Scott and David created AllMemphisMusic.com, an internet radio station that is devoted to spreading the word about Memphis Music.