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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Picture Post

This is one of my favourite pictures in all of rock 'n' roll- David Bowie and Iggy Pop at Copenhagen Central Railway Station, 'travelling incognito' across Europe in 1976. Bowie about to record his white hot Berlin trilogy of lps, Iggy with his best two solo albums in the pipeline and freshly sprung by Bowie from being sectioned. Neither mans' get-up would look out of place in a major city today but must have raised eyebrows at the time despite them attempting to travel in mufti. David Bowie, inconceivably, was 65 last Sunday.

Lust For Life


bossman said...

same age as my old man, sadly that's where the comparison ends....!

Swiss Adam said...

Ha. Same here bossman

John Medd said...

Bowie and Germany? He had previous.

dickvandyke said...

65 eh. Blimey, who'da thought it?

All The Eldely Dudes.

Serial Drug abuse and cross-dressing clearly encourage longevity.

dickvandyke said...

* That's 'Elderly' by the way - as in 'Everly'

I'm 49, never sniffed more than a Vick's Sinus Spray, and yet am clearly addled.