Thursday, July 2, 2009


David Bowie's peculiar mismatched eyes are the result of his hitting his head on the ground during a schoolyard fight over a girl.

David Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 (22:59hrs 0.5W (Sun in Capricorn) if you wish to be exact), he changed it to David Bowie in 1966.

David Bowie's famous 'Major Tom' silver suit which he wore in the 'Love You Till Tuesday' film was purchased from Dandie Fashions in the Kings Road, Chelsea, London

David appears, albeit uncredited, on The Rolling Stones album 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll'

David appears in the lyrics to the BBC series 'Only Fools and Horses', the lyrics are :

"We've got some half price cracked ice and miles and miles of carpet tiles
T.V.s, deep freeze and David Bowie LP's
Ball games, gold chains, whatsnames, pictures frames and leather goods
And Trevor Francis tracksuits from a mush in Shepherds Bush
Bush, bush, bush, bush, bush, bush, bush...
No income tax, no V.A.T.
No money back, no guarantee
Black or white, rich or poor
We'll cut prices at a stroke...
God bless Hooky Street
Viva Hooky Street
Long live Hooky Street
C'est magnifique, Hooky Street
Magnifique, Hooky Street
Hooky Street (fade)"

The middle section of 'Move On' on the Lodger album is 'All The Young Dudes' played backwards.

There were two versions of 'The Buddha Of Suburbia' promo video shot in St. Matthews Drive, Bromley, one featuring David 'smoking' and the other 'not smoking'

The credits on the Low album include 'backing vocals by Peter and Paul' who are in fact Brian Eno and Mary Hopkin.

The photograph taken for the cover of the album Pin Ups featuring Twiggy (real name Leslie Hornby) and David was originally intended to be for the front cover of fashion magazine Vogue. When they sent photographer Justin De Villeneuve (real name Nigel Davies) to photograph Ziggy and Twiggy she was tanned and David was his then usual pallid self, so the make-up artist gave them both masks. David liked the photograph and asked to use it for his next album instead. Told that Vogue would sell 80,000 copies and the album about a million, De Villeneuve sensibly agreed.

The photograph that appears on the front cover of Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot' album was taken by David himself. The pose was inspired from the Erich Heckel painting entitled 'Roquairol'.

Scratched messages on vinyl albums and singles by Tony Visconti :


Scary Monsters And Super Creeps: I can't think.... of anything.... Lodger: No sense is better.... than none at all. "Heroes": Dave's RCA. Stage: (Side 1) Zig. (Side 2) Stame. (Side 3) Loroes. (Side 4) Helows.


Boys Keep Swinging: Your Bicameral Mind.... Mind Your Bicameral. Fashion: So There! Alabama Song: Ta Kurt. Space Oddity (acoustic version): Sorry Gus. John, I'm Only Dancing (Again): At last. John, I'm Only Danciing.

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