#8 & #9 Mourn the death of a rock star and have the wheels stolen off your car

It was very sad to hear the news of the death of David Bowie yesterday. I remember listening to Hunky Dory over and over as a student and was fortunate to see him live at the Milton Keynes bowl in, I think, 1989 in what was billed as his last greatest hits tour but turned out to be only the first of a series of last greatest hits tours.

Bowie set up a telephone line through which fans could vote for their favourite songs the most popular of which would form the set list so NME started a campaign for readers to vote for the laughing gnome. Needless to say he didn’t play it.

I think I must have been one of the last people to find out about Bowie’s death because, instead of waking up to the news like most people I woke up to find someone had stolen the back wheels off our car and had to spend the next couple of hours buying replacements.

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Not even bricks

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About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife and daughter. He has written two novels, Living with Saci and The Story of James and David Part 1- The Anniversaries, and is currently working on his third.
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2 Responses to #8 & #9 Mourn the death of a rock star and have the wheels stolen off your car

  1. Jana image by Lizzy Marie says:

    ’87 was the glass spider tour. appreciate your post.

    Like

  2. Pingback: #8 & #9 Mourn the death of a rock star and have the wheels stolen off your car | Our Man in Sao Paulo

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