‘Wherever one proceeded with him, there was a seismic shift’: the readers who satisfied David Bowie
Rejected pies, hallucinations, and dinner in Bowies flat in New York. Our readers share their favourite encounters with the Thin White DukeSee all the contributions or include your own here
David Bowie touched numerous lives. His death at persons below the age of 69 led to an outburst of regret across the world, as friends, musical collaborators and devotees alike shared their storages, storeys and Bowie-related recollections.
For a skinny crooked-toothed youth in the early seventies, Bowie was a boom, said Jonathan Mark Hauser.
This was a exceedingly repressed era, and he made me realise the world was a bigger and more interesting place.
There is likewise most intimate encounters. It is about to change quite a few of our readers congregated Bowie himself, and have shared a superb array of priceless personal stories that say a lot about the man and the master. Here are some of our favourites out of the stories we received.
My mum cooked him a Fray Bentos pie in 1969
It was Guy Fawkes night and the whole circle was there. He didnt eat the pie.
My mum, Valerie Jubb, and her flatmates went to Bonnyrigg Regal, just outside Edinburgh, on a Friday night to see him play. The party didnt show up as they got lost en route from Perth. My mum and her friends waited in the bar to hitch a ride back to Edinburgh. The circle proved up sometime and they went talking.
Mum and her flatmates belief what the hell and invited them to let off fireworks and for dinner. The strap was staying in nearby Broughton and they consented( her flat was on nearby Northumberland St ). Mum pulled out all the stops with a Fray Bentos pie. She says he ate very few and none of the tart it may have been her fix apparently! Then they let off fireworks in the garden-variety.[ Note for non-UK readers: a quick Google search are likely explain why he didnt touch the pie .]
Space Oddity has only just been been a made that summertime, I conceive. She ever said he was incredibly respectful but distant. Went the intuition he was coming to terms with impending stardom.
Its one of my favourite narratives and Ive very possibly told to all those who had expended more than five minutes in my fellowship. It never occurred to me he would do something as mundane as expiring. Sad day.
In 1969, when I was only a couple of months old-fashioned, my Mum saw an age-old pal Mary Finnigan who was living in Beckenham. I envision Mary and my Mum had been at Ealing art academy together in the mid 60 s and were looking to catch up after a few years at either expirations of London. When they met up at the house she was staying at, Mary interposed my Mum to a certain David Bowie whom she was having a fling with. And, when theyd gone off for a walk together, they left me in Bowies care and, ever the renaissance humanity, he did the accolade when I disgraced myself in the underwear department…
I was his body painter. And then he changed my life
I fulfilled David Bowie in 1991, in Dublin, on a shoot for[ the Tin Machine] video[ recognize prime representation ]. I was his mas painter.
Three days later he moved me into my first NA( Narcotics Anonymous) meeting in Dublin.
Wherever one get with him, there was always a seismic alter. Space and period changed. Mine, beyond all acknowledgment 😛 TAGEND
Every moment of my world altered in at instant, on that day. I am now nearly 25 times clean and sober. I know I would not be here without that involvement, and all the years working with him, subsequently, reinforced the ability of recovery, restraint and faith in the self.
It was the summer of 1965 and I was on holiday in Bournemouth with my friend Valerie. We were 15. The Nashville Teens were playing in a concerted effort with several others and we turned up very early to a completely empty passageway. An fantastically handsome young man was performing on stagecoach, talking and moving round. He came over to us and chitchatted for a while, taught us that he was introducing the different acts and too singing his own song. He was towering, scrawny, blonde, entirely alluring and perfectly charismatic. As beings started to arrive he bent to us, caressed our hands and told us to watch him. Needless to say, we forgot all about the Nashville Teens and were mesmerised by a young Davy Jones … And thrilled not long afterwards to examine him grow the famed David Bowie.
Eight years later I was a newly qualified teach in a challenging secondary school and told this story to one of my categories. The next day, the most difficult pupil in the entire academy came racing up to me in the assembly hall. He hurled himself to his knees in front of me, grabbed my hands and expected Miss, is this the side that was caressed by David Bowie? He then kissed it in front of the entire institution, submitted to me…..and my reputation was assured!
My middle refer is Jean, so guess which is my favourite ballad?
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