I am delighted she has now returned to the business after such a long absence.” “Having lost Bowie it was awful to then lose the enormous talent that was George Michael.I could never quite believe the vulnerability that seemed to be so apparent in an artist with such fantastic talent and who was such a brilliant performer on stage.Yates left the studio declaring: “You are wrong and I will be back!
He was fixated on Hitler and watched Nazi movies while high on cocaine - a vice that nearly killed him.
Bowie snorted so much coke for years he had to have cartilage removed from his body and put in his nose.
So I got to see the wonderfully modest and generous man behind the public image.
Another truly original talent and a great musician.
This was the boy from postwar Brixton [a district of south London] with his sights set on the world,' writes author and British GQ editor Dylan Jones in his exhaustive and fascinating new biography, David Bowie: A Life, to be published by Crown Archetype on September 7.'His entire professional career was one of myth, legend and invention.'Bowie broke out of the monochrome world of his upbringing in southeast England in the 70s dressed like a pansexual spaceman in a Day-Glo jumpsuit, sashaying across the screen like a 1920s film star, with dyed flame-red hair.
Behind the curve in the 60s, the 70s clicked for the singer musically and 'he exploited what he had in a way that was all-consuming,' writes the author.A brand new biography has detailed the awkward friendship between David Bowie and Roger Moore in the late 70s which allegedly ended with the musician hiding under a table to avoid the James Bond star.According to Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Hanif Kureishi, the 007 actor - who passed away in May - befriended the musician after he moved to Switzerland where he proceeded to drop in on the “Starman” singer unannounced.And I was very privileged to be there at that time and have so many of those creative people stand in front of my lens.“I loved Debbie’s work and her originality, which seems to be a feature of all the people I started shooting then.“One day, about half-past five in the afternoon, there’s a knock on the door, and there he was: ‘Hello, David.’ Roger Moore comes in, and they had a cup of tea.