Goodbye, David Bowie....
You were the very first that made me crazy about one rock star and not just one song...
You were the first one that I took drugs with and got high listening to...
You were the one that made me hate my dark and wavy hair: I wanted to have straight blonde hair so I could make it orange...
Because of you, I stayed indoors and never got a suntan in my entire life; that is why at nearly 60 today, I have no wrinkles.
You were also the one who showed me that it was OK not to be the most popular boy in school and to be different and to be myself.
David Bowie, I love you.
You changed my life.
I will never forget.
........For many years, David Bowie made me laugh and scream and sing and dream... Yesterday, for the first time in a long time, he made me remember how to cry again.
Here he is with the Spiders in January 1973, playing live (which almost nobody did) on the Thursday evening BBC show, Top of the Pops.
Only Woody Woodmansey still alive now.
The BBC has a long and criminal history of throwing away tapes of programmes of all sorts. They threw this one out too. Luckily one of the cameramen took a copy home and found it again years later, hence its appearance on youtube.
Hope you're well. Cold, innit?
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