Christian (aka Dick Phillips) was an early, unofficial manager for the Spiders who continued to help the band for some time.
"I met Dick Christian not long after Mike Allen. Dick was drawn to us in much the same way Mike had been. He called us the "Outsides Convention" because he said we reeked of sarcasm and unrest. Dick knew a lot about sarcasm and unrest. Like us he was not quite in step with the rest of Glendale Community College. His parents had sent him to a Jesuit prep school to curb "emotional outbursts." It was an ironic cure.
Dick probably understood alienation better than anyone I have ever met. That, sparked with imagination and guts, made him a loyal and understanding friend. He was handsome, tall, curly hair, and knew when and how to be a phony.
Dick became our unofficial manager. We really didn't want him to manage us because we needed someone with experience, but he was always there helping, plugging along anyway, dressing up in ties and jackets to try to intimidate club owners to pay us without too much trouble."