Dick Christian (aka Dick Phillips) was an early, unofficial manager for 'The Spiders' who continued to help the band for some time. It was his suggestion the band move from Phoenix to Los Angeles, where he found them accommodation and hustled for gigs.
From Alice's autobiography 'Me, Alice':
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."
From Dennis Dunaway's autobiography 'Snakes, Guillotines, Electric Chairs':
Charlie [Carnal] and Mike [Allen] chipped in their ideas, too, but Dick (who would later change his name to Dick Christian) was the cosmic thinker. It seemed to us as if he'd seen everything in the world worth seeing, so we were happy to have him treat our mental dribbling as if they were mind-blasting concepts. Dick really encouraged our androgynous look. When we looked at the other bands, we realized that if long hair shocked people, we were gonna have the longest hair of any band, ever.