SID VICIOUS : Aparece gran foto de su época glam

Sid Vicios was a Bowie fan as you can see on this pic  Thanks to Sex Pistols archives

Siempre se especuló del fanatismo del James Dean del punk Sid Vicious por Bowie sobretodo en su etapa de Ziggy Stardust, hasta el momento solo conociamos una foto de el Ex Sex Pistols con un poster de Bowie en la pared.

Esta foto ya es todo un statement de parte de Sid, él quería ser un clone de Ziggy. Descansa en paz Siddy Stardust ..

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25 Things We Learned At The V&A’s David Bowie Exhibition

The V&A museum’s David Bowie exhibition is a triumph, packed with costumes and one-off artefacts from Bowie’s own collection and curated with great reverence, just like a career retrospective for any great artist should be. A showman like Bowie would approve of its crescendo-like finale too, but you won’t get any spoilers here. Instead, here are 25 things NME learned from the exhibition.

 

‘The Next Day’ album cover alternatives

Other designs considered for the already-iconic ‘The Next Day’ sleeve featured different disfigured Bowie sleeves. One had ‘Pin-Ups’ with three black blobs suggesting a vague Mickey Mouse shape obscuring the image. Another had ‘Aladdin Sane’ as its base.

Why Bowie killed ‘Nathan Adler Diaries’

1995’s ‘Outside’ was supposed to be part of a series of works known as ‘The Nathan Adler Diaries’, which would be terminated in December 1999. In a handwritten note explaining the copy, Bowie writes, “History is now an illusion, therefore theoretically the future no longer exists. There is only today.”

 

Massive trousers

Bowie can pull off a very wide trouser leg. A couple of Kansai Yamamoto’s designs for 1973’s Aladdin Sane costumes, including the famous Tokyo top bodysuit, measure about a metre across.

 

Bowie and Tibet

Supporting Tyrannosaurus Rex in the late ’60s, Bowie performed a mime piece titled Yat-Sen And The Eagle, about the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Mainstream success was still some way off.

Bowie wrote music traditionally

Bowie noted many of his songs in full musical scripture. At the exhibition, you’ll see early tracks ‘London Boys’, ‘The Laughing Gnome’ and ‘Liza Jane’ plus later material including ‘Fame’.

‘Chart artistes’

A ’60s press release promoting Bowie says he “never buys singles but likes to watch live performances by Jimi Hendrix, The Cream and other chart artistes”.

Bowie loves biro

Bowie produced concept sketches for many of his albums – usually in biro.

As you can imagine…

The original artwork for ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)’ is beautiful – and massive.

 

Warhol on ‘Andy Warhol’

Andy Warhol did not like Bowie’s song ‘Andy Warhol’, and the pair only met – awkwardly – once.

Bowie gets verbalized

In the mid-’90s, Bowie used an Apple programme called Verbalizer to help with lyrics. The software randomly chopped up any sentences that were inputted.

Imagine owning one of these lyric cards

In conceptualising ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’, Bowie noted short phrases down on playing card-sized bits of white card. Among them, “Ziggy Shines”, “out-hipping them”, “hit record” and “parents’ view point”.

Arse/ass

In the written lyrics for ‘Ziggy Stardust’, Bowie writes “He was the nazz / With god-given arse,” though he did, of course, sing the more comfortably-rhyming Americanism “ass”.

 

 

‘Fashion’ in its original form

The song ‘Fashion’ originally had an extra verse. “He’s up ahead/Burn a flag/Shake a fist/Start a fight/If you’re covered in blood/you’re doing it right”.

Why ‘Diamond Dogs’ cover was airbrushed

On Guy Peelaert’s original artwork for ‘Diamond Dogs’, the anthropomorphic half-Bowie, half-hound creature had an actual dog’s dick. It was airbrushed from the finished sleeve, but you can see it at the exhibition (if you’re so inclined).

 

Lost lyrics

Deleted lyrics from ‘Station To Station’ include, “You love like a bomb/You smell like a ghost’.

Lady Bowie

Bowie wore man-dresses on his first trip to the USA. He was refused entry to a drag queen-intolerant LA restaurant as a result.

If you go down to the woods today…

The puppets from the ‘Where Are We Now’ video are shit scary up close. See you in my nightmares, Bowie-bear!

Bowie loves clowns

Bowie described Pierrot – a recurring image throughout his career – as “the most beautiful clown in the circus”.

‘Station To Station’ tour’s original set

The ‘Station To Station’ tour was originally supposed to have a nine-foot high puppet made from found objects on stage. Bowie scrapped the idea for a minimal set with bars of white light.

 

 

Can Bowie paint?

Bowie’s Francis Bacon-style Berlin paintings are pretty good, especially one of Iggy Pop.

Coke spoon

Bowie kept a dainty cocaine spoon on his person throughout the recording of Diamond Dogs.

Bowie and Visconti

Bowie’s handwritten production notes for ‘Young Americans’ urge producer Tony Visconti to “go back to 1969”.

 

Bowie’s technological identity

Speaking about his flamboyant stage shows in the early ’70s, Bowie told a reporter, “I’m the last person to pretend I’m a radio. I’d rather go out and be a colour TV set.”

‘The Elephant Man’

While Bowie was on Broadway in ‘The Elephant Man’, Mark Chapman bought tickets to see the show – and was due to attend the night after he shot John Lennon.

Henson’s Labyrinth request

Jim Henson sent the Labyrinth script to Bowie with a hand-written cover note saying, “You would be wonderful in this film”. And by god, he was!

David Bowie and me

David Bowie in 1969 and 1995.

Ch-ch-ch-changes: David Bowie in 1969 and 1995. 
As Bowie releases his first album in 10 years, we find out what he’s really like from friends, lovers, bandmates… and the man who directed him in SpongeBob SquarePants

George Underwood, artist and lifelong friend

I met David when we were both nine, enrolling for St Mary’s boy scouts in Bromley. Even then he’d go in and out of things quickly: skiffle, hairstyles.

When we formed the King Bees, he wrote to John Bloom, the Richard Branson of his time, saying, “Brian Epstein‘s got the Beatles. You need us.” Anyone who’s got the guts to do that isn’t going to worry about dressing up as Ziggy Stardust.

At school, this kid, Brian Gill, had big sideburns and the headmaster told him to shave them off. Brian told him to “fuck off” and quit school. David was full of admiration and later it seeped into the “Weird and Gilly” line in Ziggy Stardust. And Jean Genie was from Jean Genet – I was strumming this John Lee Hooker riff on a bus and David said, “Pass the guitar over here”, reworked the riff and wrote Jean Genie just like that.

He took my wife and me on the QE2 when Ziggy went to America, and went to dinner in a Ziggy catsuit. After that, he wouldn’t come out of his cabin. He said, “They were all looking at me.” I said, “What do you expect?” Another time, he came out of the bathroom and he’d shaved off his eyebrows.

He’s an emotional, passionate person who put everything into the music. I’ve seen him in the studio burst out crying after finishing a song – Life On Mars springs to mind. After some gigs, he’d say, “The audience were a bit quiet.” I’d say, “David, they’re staring at you with their mouths open.”

He had created this fierce storm, but he was the only one in it. He felt as if everyone was feeding off him, like leeches. To me, he’s always been the same. I don’t see enough of him now. It’s mainly email, but he once said to me, “George, I might not see you for five years, but it doesn’t matter.”

We fell out once, when we were 15. David told me a date of mine had cancelled, so she waited for an hour. I punched him. A week later, my dad said, “You never told me you hit David Jones.” It turned out he’d been rushed to hospital and almost lost the sight in his eye. Instead, it turned a different colour. Years later he said, “You did me a favour.” People wrote to him saying, “I’m from the same planet as you, man, and it ain’t Earth.”

Ken Scott, produced several early Bowie albums

When David gets into a character, he gets into it 110%, for good and bad. When the drugs kicked in, he didn’t start slowly: he was up and running. With each one, he became the character he was trying to portray.

I’ve heard so many interpretations of that song The Bewlay Brothers – supposedly about his brother, Terry. He told me, “You won’t understand the lyrics. I wrote it for the American market. They’ll read so much into anything you give them.” You never quite knew when he was being honest. It’s not something I realised at the time, but seeing various different explanations in interviews of something I’d know about, I’d think, “Ah, so that’s what you’re like!”

I always email him on his birthday, to remind him he’s four months older than me.

Dana Gillespie, singer and teenage squeeze

I met David in 1962 when he played the Marquee. I was brushing my hair and he took the brush and carried on brushing. He asked if he could stay at my home – a way of saying he’d missed the last train. I had a single bed, so it was a tight squeeze. I introduced him to my parents the next morning. His hair was so long, they thought he was a girl.

People were interested in me because of how I looked – tits, skirt up to here – but David carried my ballet shoes, taught me guitar and was very encouraging. I visited his parents. I’d never been into a working-class household, where people sat in silence glued to the television set. His brother was in the mental hospital and we went to see him. One time David said, “Whatever I do, I want to get out of here. I do not want to live like this.”

We had a fling, but not really a love affair. One day he said, “I’d like you to meet somebody,” and that was Angie Bowie. One of the biographies says we were lesbians together, but we were just good mates. David was cool, calm, collected and cold, but after Angie had Zowie, she went to Italy with me and David was on the phone every day saying, “I miss you. Come back,” so there is emotion there.

When he fell out with the management company, he fled to Berlin. It’s sad when your best pals are too damaged to speak to you. I met [guitarist] Mick Ronson years later and he said, “David doesn’t speak to me.” I don’t think he wanted to face up to the hurt he’d caused by breaking up the Spiders From Mars, but he needed American musicians to do something different.

Lindsay Kemp, taught Bowie dance and mime

In 1967, a mutual friend told me about David and gave me his first album. I fell in love with his plaintive voice. I played When I Live My Dreambefore a show in London, and David was flattered, came backstage and fell in love with my world. He started dance classes with me the next day.

He often arrived for classes bleary-eyed, but was a very diligent student. I taught him to dance and mime. We both liked silent films – he’d impersonate Laurel and Hardy. I never saw David’s hard, ambitious side. He was always gentle.

We toured together in a theatrical show called Pierrot In Turquoise. It was love at first sight for me, but I found out he was seeing a dear friend of mine, Natasha Korniloff, the show’s costume designer, at the same time as having an affair with me. Of course I wasn’t the only love in his life. There were scores, even then. When the tour reached Whitehaven, I heard noises through the wall: it was David and Natasha, who hadn’t known I was seeing David. After that, he couldn’t go to Natasha’s bed and he certainly couldn’t go to mine, so he spent three nights sleeping in a chair, the tortured martyr. I drank a bottle of whiskey and rode my bicycle into the sea, but the water was so cold I staggered back to the theatre and cut my wrist. They found me slumped on the floor. A few hours after being taken to hospital, I was on stage, blood seeping through my Pierrot costume – a fabulous dramatic effect, but I’d been desperately in love.

Three years later, Angela [Bowie] told me David wanted me to direct theZiggy Stardust show at the Rainbow. After that, I saw him very rarely, the last time in Bologna about 15 years ago. He kept me waiting for hours and was surrounded by heavies. He seemed very detached, like an alien. I didn’t feel comfortable, but I’d love to see him again.

“Whispering” Bob Harris, DJ and friend in Bowie’s early days

I first saw David in a folky act called Feathers. He was very polite and surprisingly “English”. A couple of years earlier, he’d been interviewed when he’d founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men, but he’d just had a short back and sides for a bit part in a film.

It was a fantastic, creative time. I lived with a mobile DJ and he’d double-booked himself, so I took David with me to a college gig. I introduced him, he played Space Oddity and they started slow handclapping. I was so angry I took the microphone and said, “Remember this name: David Bowie. He’s going to be a star and you’ll remember the day you booed him off stage.”

Even then it struck me that while the surface David was very warm and exciting, he was closed off. He went behind some kind of mask: the make-up, the Lindsay Kemp mime thing. I counted him as one of the closest people in my life, but once he became successful, he was unreachable. I think to get to that level of stardom, you’ve got to have a very high degree of self-absorption. Recently, when I was involved with the Sound & Vision charity for Cancer Research, David immediately donated something. He can be very distant, but on this occasion he really wasn’t.

Mick “Woody” Woodmansey, Spiders From Mars drummer

When we met, he was wearing red trousers, red shoes with blue stars, a rainbow T-shirt and bangles. In Hull, where I’m from, even the girls didn’t wear bracelets. I saw him in the Man Who Sold The World dress once. He said it was a man’s dress. When he announced he was gay, we were all surprised. Angie was bisexual, but I never saw any evidence of it with David. But he was very good at creating in the moment. If he ever had an idea and we said, “We’re not doing that,” he’d push it until we did.

When we lived together in Beckenham, I never saw him do any household tasks and he wasn’t mechanically minded. His car, a Riley, was his pride and joy. He once left it in gear, turned the starting handle and it ran him over.

There was a lot of pressure on him. We went on holiday to Cyprus and the plane got hit by lightning. He went white and fainted. He was so emaciated from the hard work, you could see the veins on his face. He didn’t fly after that.

David Bowie with Geeling Ng in the China Girl videoDavid Bowie with Geeling Ng in the China Girl video in 1983In the early days, we’d have a laugh, go clubbing, but later on it became apparent that he’d gone into character. You’d come off stage and he’d do interviews as Ziggy – you’d be sat in a taxi with this alien. You’d ask a question and he’d look right through you. He had turned into Ziggy Stardust.

Geeling Ng, starred in the China Girl video

Acting opposite David was terrifying, because he had a long history as a performer and I was a model and waitress. And in the storyline we were meant to be intimate. The first album I’d ever bought was Ziggy Stardust and I owned all his others, so it was overawing, but he was really generous as a performer. There’s a scene where I sit up suddenly, as if woken from a dream, and David leaps on top of me, and I sat up and gave him a full Liverpool kiss in the face. “Oh my God, I’ve just killed David Bowie!” But he laughed and said, “I’ve got a hard head.”

He was unfailingly polite, charming and a gentleman. For us to act as boyfriend and girlfriend, we did the obvious thing in Sydney – purely as method acting. After the shoot, I got a call: “Do you want to come to Europe with me?” I became a bit of a groupie for two weeks. I knew it was a passing phase. I was 23, we lived in different worlds, but he gave me an experience that I’ll never forget. We were whisked out of back doors of hotels, flying in private jets, David hiding from fans under a rug in the limousine. It was like being in the movies.

Toni Basil, choreographed the Diamond Dogs and Glass Spider tours

David has the greatest work ethic. Other performers freak out and get unpleasant, but he has incredible fortitude. He had a fear of heights, but it didn’t stop him. He got in a cherry picker for Space Oddity, and managed to sing and dance. He’s very funny. He’s a fabulous actor. He knows what he’s capable of, and will suss it out and research it. And he’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’d have made a great James Bond.

Julien Temple, directed Bowie in pop videos and Absolute Beginners

He asked me to do the Jazzin’ For Blue Jean video. He had a funny perspective on rock stardom and wanted to take the piss out of himself, portraying a side of himself he’d kept hidden. It was risky, because part of Bowie’s power is mystique. One minute he’d be walking down Frith Street with people open-mouthed, touching him, then I’d be walking next to a very normal bloke. He took me to West End dive bars that had been there since the 60s, and everyone knew him from the old days.

I’m not sure how happy he is with fame and I think the 70s character roles were a way of dealing with it, in the same way Keith Richardsbecame a junkie. There is a normal version of David, but I’ve seen him before he goes on stage and he somehow has the ability to will himself into something magnetic and incandescent.

Roger Taylor, Queen drummer

I got to know David when he was living in Switzerland. He was the most charming man, probably one of the most talented, charismatic people I’ve ever been involved with: great company, very funny and a brilliantly dangerous mind – interesting dark corners. I haven’t seen him for years. I probably shouldn’t say this but – ha! – I remember him saying he was quite annoyed that the Spiders wouldn’t cut off their mullets.

Sterling Campbell, drummer

David doesn’t talk down to you – he makes you feel like an equal. But I didn’t meet Ziggy. I met him in another place. Working with David, there’s a lot of comedy. He was the first person to turn me on to The Office. He was getting it sent from England. He’s an extremely funny man. There’ll be an ongoing joke at dinner, or on stage he might be going up on the catwalk and, when no one can see, he’ll turn round and make a really funny face.

Tony Selznick, taught Bowie to roller-skate for the Day-In Day-Out video

David came across as very humble and in between careers, almost. He was disillusioned with the music industry. I taught him to skate in a parking lot. We shot the video on Hollywood Boulevard at night, with me in a wig and leather jacket as his double for some scenes. The only bad fall involved the instructor: my wheels came off, I was bleeding everywhere, and David helped me clean up. He was so nice, normal. A couple of years later I was driving down Sunset and he pulled up alongside. I rolled down the window and he was really approachable, just like any other dad in a Lexus.

Adrian Belew, guitarist

David knows so much, the conversation never gets dull. When I first worked with him in the late 1970s, I was a naive youngster from Kentucky and he was like a mentor to me. One time, we went to the Prado in Madrid and he amazed me with his knowledge of paintings and painters. He knew all this wonderful trivia that made my museum visit so much more interesting. David Bowie as museum tour guide! I tipped him at the end.

On the 1990 Sound And Vision tour, he was much less guarded and seemed to want to be the person diving in the pool with everyone else. We both had girl problems, so would sob on each other’s shoulders, but that tour was a life-changer for us both. I met my wife. On the plane he was looking through magazines and I heard him say to his assistant, “This girl’s interesting.” That was Iman. After the tour, I heard they were dating, and the rest is history.

Tim Pope, video director

I’d become friends with Iggy Pop and at one show he said, “I’ve got a couple of friends joining us.” I look around and it’s Bowie and Jagger. We went to this restaurant and when Iggy went for a pee, there was a space between us. He turned to me and said “Tim Pope. You’re a funny little arsehole, aren’t you?” and I went, “Yeah, David Bowie, and you’re a complete…” I won’t say the word. And that was the start of a beautiful relationship.

He’s incredibly physically strong, a muscly bloke, not a willowy thing. In one shot we tied a camera to him and if he had fallen over, it would have broken his back. He has a real commitment.

I worked with him for 15 years. For some reason I brought out this character I called the Guv, who was like a London cab driver. There’s the legend, but he has that person in him.

I was once in a studio with him and Lou Reed, and I saw them in the kitchen and just had to sneak in to hear what they were talking about. Lou was saying that he was going to Africa and David said, “The thing is, you go to these places and you forget the climate’s changed. I bought a bowl and by the time I got home it had cracked.” It was the least esoteric conversation I could imagine between Lou Reed and David Bowie.

Paul Tibbitt, recruited Bowie to provide a voice for animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants

We asked David if he would be interested in voicing Lord Royal Highness. He jumped at the chance, because he and his daughter watched SpongeBob together. I flew to New York to direct him. Who in their right mind would pass up that opportunity? The next day on his blog he called the job “the Holy Grail of animation gigs”. Needless to say, that made my year.

Édouard Lock, choreographer and artistic director on world tours

I got to know David quite well, but there is a reserve, a part that isn’t for public consumption and doesn’t get revealed – or perhaps it does to people who know him much more than I do.

When he was feeling social, it almost felt like a triangle: you, him and this thing he wanted to talk about. He was fascinating and wanted to share his knowledge and educate. He liked logic, thought puzzles, memory stuff. The non-serious side to him came out when things seemed tense.

I don’t know if performing changed him. I think he went through what he had to to get at those performances. It’s partly losing your anonymity and also going into the most uncomfortable places in your psyche.

Kenneth Pitt, manager from 1966 to 1970

He had this marvellous way of bringing one of his legs up under him and rocking backwards and forwards, and he was doing this while we were working out what to do, and he got dreadfully excited. Then I had to live up to his excitement. We made life-size models of the Beatles, which he used for publicity. That didn’t last long. We were walking down Baker Street with them and who should approach us but one of the Beatles?

He used to rehearse late at night at home and because they lived in a tiny house, it was very bad for his father, who wasn’t well. David told me this and I said, “I think you’d better move in here,” and he burst into tears, saying, “May I? Really?” He lived at my place for about two years. My clothes were his clothes. I took a lot of pictures of him and there’s one where he’s wearing my lumber jacket and I just knew he was going to make it. He was very polite – splendid, really.

When Angie and David came to tell me they were firing me, he sat looking at the wall and again there were tears in his eyes. I’m 90 now and hadn’t seen him for years, but about four years ago there was a knock at my door and it was David. He didn’t seem too well, but we talked for over an hour. It was a lovely thing to do.

Geoff MacCormack, lifelong friend

David is a too-far person. He doesn’t drink any more because he took that too far. He lives a very clean life now, but I’m sure he’s obsessing about something else. When he moved to Switzerland for a while he started skiing. I remember thinking, “Bowie? Skiing?!”

David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Ricky GardinerOn stage with Iggy Pop (left) and Ricky Gardiner (centre) in 1978: ‘Back then he was very spontaneous.’ Photograph: Getty ImagesBut he’s a very normal, gracious person. People are surprised by that. When we went to the Museum of Modern Art, his instinct was to queue with everyone else. I saw him recently and it was the same old in-jokes, slight competitiveness on silly things. We went bowling with Iman and his daughter. Iman found it hilarious that we were so competitive. He’s got the time and money now to watch his child grow up, which he didn’t have with Duncan [Zowie], so he’s taking time to be a family man, walking around New York in a flat cap.

Ricky Gardiner, guitarist during the Berlin period

I remember David as being extremely well-read in the areas that interested him. His apartment had a well-stocked library on astrology, UFOs, oriental music and psychic phenomena. Nearby, there were bullet holes in the walls and David took us to a place where they ran the Nazi propaganda films 24/7. We rehearsed at the old UFA studios, where those films were made, and one could see guards pacing the wall atHansa studios. The atmosphere was laden with the resonance of the war. We stayed at the old Schlosshotel Gerhus, and one night we happened on this Nazi commemorative event. We must have seemed as odd to them as they did to us, in their Nazi regalia, dancing in formation like dummies.

David’s new single, Where Are We Now?, is just beautiful, and retrospectively captures the sentiments we felt then, which were not easy to express at the time. He was very spontaneous. Always Crashing In The Same Car is about him crashing his Mercedes in the hotel garage.

Mike Garson, keyboards, Bowie’s longest-serving musician

I was hired in 1972 for eight weeks, and for the next two years he had five different bands, all of whom were fired or left except me. Then, around 1975, after we’d finished the Young Americans tour, I was visiting him in New York and he said, “Mike, you’re going to be with me for the next 20 years.” And I don’t hear from him for 17 years. He gets on the phone in 1992 and asks me back for Black Tie, White Noise, and I stay for more albums and tours than I can remember.

I’ve seen him joyous over something he’s created and other times, just before going on stage, [full of] nerves and fear and vulnerability. When he played Glastonbury to 100,000 people, he sent me out first, to test the waters. He once told me, “You wouldn’t want to be in my shoes,” about fame and what it does to you. I don’t think he cares about the spotlight as much as people think.

After [his heart attack in 2004], I did the first performance with him and Alicia Keys. He said, “Thank you. If I hadn’t done this and got over the fear, I might not have been able to sing again.”

David has an extraordinary gift, but he’s basically a normal guy. We’re friends, but he’s an isolated person. With most big stars, the vanity and the power and the money take over. Maybe he’s experienced that and didn’t like that feeling.

Sometimes, others get left in the dust, but one always has the opportunity to fix that. We’ve never discussed this, but I could feel an undercurrent of regret. He did fix it with Mick Ronson before Mick’s death. In his own way, he does repair it. Underneath all the crap you read in books, David is a good guy.

Zachary Alford, drummer on recent tours and albums, including the forthcoming The Next Day

When I met David, I was starstruck. Our eyes met and I had to look down. But he puts you at ease. This wasn’t the version of him you hear about, high on cocaine. I felt safe. If you’re not partying, you have interesting conversations, usually around art or history. I was reading Roman Life In The Days Of Cicero, which he found interesting, but we could as soon be talking about Peter Cook or Spike Milligan. Until recently I hadn’t seen him in a decade. He called and asked, “Are you available? I can’t say what it’s about.” When we got together, I was amazed how good he looked, because I’d seen pictures of him. He’s stopped smoking. He works out. He looks better than he has in 15 years. When I heard Where Are We Now? I cried. It was a mixture of happiness that it was being released, that it sounded gorgeous, and hearing this vulnerability in a person that I know and think of as almost superhuman.

David Bowie’s ex-wife has blasted the legend comeback revealing his schocking sexual life

— David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie slams his comeback

— Says David loved sex with men and women

David Bowie

Revelations … ex-wife Angie opens up about David Bowie’s sexual exploits

In an astonishing interview, Angie Bowie told how the star almost missed his own WEDDING after getting caught up in a three-in-a-bed romp.

Angie said: “David was big on threesomes with both men and women — the whole nine yards. And I was right in there.”

She also revealed what happened on the morning she claims she caught David and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in BED together.

 

David Angie and Zowie Bowie

Rock icons … David and Angie, with their son Zowie
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Speaking from her home in a quiet suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, Angie told of the paranoid depths of his drug abuse, his battle with depression and his bisexuality and love of threesomes.

The couple met in the late Sixties and London was swinging.

Angie, 63 — an American citizen born in Cyprus — had moved to the UK to study at Kingston Polytechnic and Bowie was trying to get a record deal to kick off his pop career.

Angie claims that she encouraged him to play with gender and sexuality and create the bizarre stage personas such as Ziggy Stardust, which turned him into one of the world’s most fascinating stars.

But the couple almost missed their own wedding, in March 1970, after waking up in bed with another woman after a night of sex and partying.

Recalling the threesome, Angie said: “The night before our wedding it was a mutual friend of ours. We went out for dinner, back to her place and had plenty of lively sex.

“We had a very late night and didn’t go to bed until 3am or 4am.

“Then we woke up late in north London and had to be in Bromley by 10am to get married. We just about got there in time and staggered in.

“We saw David’s mother Peggy and I thought, ‘Oh boy, this is not good.’

“It was a bullsh*t romance. When he asked me to marry him, he said: ‘And I don’t love you, by the way.’

 

David Bowie Angie Bowie kiss

‘A bullsh*t romance’ … Angie says Bowie told her he didn’t love her

 

“I watched David f*** everything that moved.

“In the first six weeks I knew him I met 14 people he’d slept with. He had told me before we married he didn’t love me, so of course he was not going to be faithful.

“As it was the Sixties I suppose they called it free love.”

Angie also spoke about the morning she allegedly caught her husband and Rolling Stones frontman Mick together in the marital bed of their home in Chelsea in 1973.

She said: “They were not only in bed together, they were naked.

“My assistant was laughing in the kitchen when I got home. She said, ‘You won’t believe this. David and Mick Jagger.’

“I said, ‘Right then, put the kettle on.’

“I went upstairs and banged on the door and said, ‘Morning! Ready for breakfast boys?’

“I walked into the bedroom and David was there with all these pillows and duvets on top of him and on the other side of the bed was Mick’s leg sticking out.

“I said: ‘Did you guys have a good night?’. They were so hung over they could hardly speak. I took pity on them.”

Angie claimed Bowie’s fascination with Mick came from his desire to “seduce” all his major rock rivals.

She explained: “In our living room as we watched Top Of The Pops, David was constantly wanting The Rolling Stones to move over to the States.

He decided he would seduce him like he seduced any competition.

“But I don’t think it was a big love affair (with Mick). It was probably more drunken pawing.”

 

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Striking … Angie during her modelling days
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Despite their turbulent relationship, Angie hoped having a baby with Bowie would help lift his depression.

His family has a history of mental health problems — his half-brother Terry killed himself in 1985.

And, not helped by many years taking drugs including cocaine and heroin, Bowie also battled depression.

In May 1971, their son Duncan Haywood Zowie Jones was born.

His parents called him Zowie but he is now a successful, fiercely private film director known simply as Duncan Jones.

Bowie’s dad Haywood had died in August 1969 from pneumonia — just before his track Space Oddity went Top Ten and launched his pop career.

Angie revealed: “He was so unhappy about losing his dad and I thought having a child would cheer him up.

“But I haven’t seen Zowie since he was 14. He went to boarding school and decided he didn’t want to see me any more.

“He’s grown up now and if he wants to find me he can.”

Angie — who herself became a pop culture pin-up and is now a singer and writer — said she was constantly saving her husband from his paranoid haze as he became gripped by drugs.

She recalled: “I was in London and I got a call from David in Los Angeles and he told me he had been kidnapped by a warlock and two witches.

“He said that on All Saints’ night he had to inseminate these two witches so they could have the spawn of Satan.

“I got on a flight the next day to clean up another mess.

“He did escape, but not before the warlock — who was, of course, a drug dealer — had given him a load more Peruvian flake (cocaine) so he could get higher.”

Angie was speaking four decades after a shoot with top snapper Terry O’Neill for The Sun helped turn her into an iconic Seventies rock ’n’ roll muse.

She said: “It’s 40 years since The Sun introduced me to the world.

“We did lots of great stuff with The Sun to promote David, including a series of iconic photos with Terry.”

After the couple divorced in 1980, Angie says she received £500,000 from Bowie — paid over ten years.

She believes it was far from enough, claiming she helped mould him into one of the world’s biggest stars.

Angie claimed: “I ended up getting $750,000 paid over the next ten years — not very much.

“And he refused to give me severance pay for managing him for the past decade.

 

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Generation gap … David Bowie and Iman meeting Rihanna

 

“It was in tiny instalments — like a child with an allowance — I couldn’t even buy a house.

“When I broke up with David I didn’t recover for six years for him not paying me for managing him. Maybe I never got over it.

“I do not like people drunk or high. I did drugs but it was once we divorced.

“I thought, ‘If he thinks heroin and cocaine are so amazing maybe I can understand him if I try it.’ But I couldn’t understand a thing.”

Music critics are running out of superlatives to praise Bowie’s big chart comeback. His first album in a decade, The Next Day, is released on Monday.

After ten years in which he stepped away from the music business, living a quieter life in New York, it has been one of the most eagerly awaited releases in history.

But Angie blasted: “I listened to the first single (Where Are We Now?) and it was just awful, just diabolical. The second one was worse than that.

“This is supposed to be the greatest comeback of the century? It’s boring. I think every release since the first eight albums has been rubbish.”

The Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton plays the singer’s lover in the music video for second single The Stars (Are Out Tonight).

Many Bowie fans — and Angie — believe the character is based on her and the plot about the bizarre world of fame inspired by their wild relationship in the spotlight.

Angie added: “I watched 30 seconds and couldn’t cope with any more. The subject matter is too retrospective.

“I am pleased he got out of his house in New York and recorded an album. But why has he been sitting in his house for ten years anyway?”

 

Iman and David Bowie

Married … but Angie says Iman and David Bowie have separate living areas in their flat
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Bowie has been married to stunning model wife Iman, 57, for 20 years.

But Angie suspects behind closed doors, the star could still have dark sexual habits.

She claimed: “When David and Iman bought the property in New York he worked on it for three years so it looks like one big apartment but is in fact two completely separate condos inside.

“That’s so David has his privacy.

“What was he doing in there for ten years? I know — because a leopard never changes his spots.”

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Is David Bowie The Next ‘X Factor’ Judge?

 

Forget Bieber-mania. It’s time for David Bowie mania. With the release of his new album ‘The Next Day‘ due next month, it seems as though everybody — including ‘X Factor‘ boss Simon Cowell — wants a piece of rock’s legendary chameleon.Cowell recently told the U.K.’s Daily Mail that he has extended an invite to Bowie to become an ‘X Factor’ judge but has yet to hear a response back. Asked why he would like Bowie to be a part of the program, Cowell sums up his thoughts rather succinctly:

“Why Bowie? He’s a legend. He’s a great songwriter, he has massive influence on music today and he’s 100 per cent credible. I’m a fan. Not just of his music but of him, the man. He’s cool. Most of us aren’t. Bowie is.” (For the record we’re against this, we’re very happy to have two of our nights every week free now that Steven Tyler is off ‘American Idol.’)

As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this week,  all signs look to David Bowie releasing the second single from his forthcoming record ‘The Next Day’ on February 26.

by Ken Kelley


DAVID BOWIE : New song and video “Stars Are Out Tonight”



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Bowie and Tilda Swinton play a nicely settled middle-aged couple whose comfortable existence is upended when a celebrity pair – Saskia De Brauw and Andrej Pejic, who’s made to look startlingly like a young Bowie – follow them home from the grocery store and take over their space, both physical and emotional. The couples’ roles slowly reverse, calling into question exactly what Swinton and Bowie’s characters mean at the market when they agree, “We have a nice life.”

The song starts with a slow, heavy backbeat and guttural guitar that dissolve into a propulsive bassline topped with shards of guitar and atmospheric synthesizers, for an effect reminiscent of vintage Bowie. It’s the second song the singer has released from his upcoming album The Next Day, which is due next month. The first tune, “Where Are We Now?” was moodier and more reflective, with a video that revisited some of the places the singer used to frequent in Berlin in the Seventies.

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