Skip to comments.David Bowie's Response To His First-Ever American Fan Letter
Posted on 01/31/2013 6:38:23 PM PST by Third Person
When I called in this, my manager's office, a few moments ago I was handed my very first American fan letter - and it was from you. I was so pleased that I had to sit down and type an immediate reply, even though Ken is shouting at me to get on with a script he badly needs. That can wiat (wi-at? That's a new English word which means wait).
I've been waiting for some reaction to the album from American listeners. There were reviews in Billboard and Cash Box, but they were by professional critics and they rarely reflect the opinions of the public. The critics were very flattering however. They even liked the single "Love You Till Tuesday". I've got a copy of the American album and they've printed the picture a little yellow. I'm really not that blond. I think the picture on the back is more 'me'. Hope you like those enclosed.
In answer to your questions, my real name is David Jones and I don't have to tell you why I changed it. "Nobody's going to make a monkey out of you" said my manager. My birthday is January 8th and I guess I'm 5'10". There is a Fan Club here in England, but if things go well in the States then we'll have one there I suppose. It's a little early to even think about it.
I hope one day to get to America. My manager tells me lots about it as he has been there many times with other acts he manages. I was watching an old film on TV the other night called "No Down Payment" a great film, but rather depressing if it is a true reflection of The American Way Of Life. However, shortly after that they showed a documentary about Robert Frost the American poet, filmed mainly at his home in Vermont, and that evened the score. I am sure that that is nearer the real America. I made my first movie last week. Just a fifteen minutes short, but it gave me some good experience for a full length deal I have starting in January.
Thank you for being so kind as to write to me and do please write again and let me know some more about yourself.
Yours sincerely, (Signed, 'David Bowie')
I wonder if he continued to correspond with Sandra...maybe even met on some US tour? But then, he may have had no idea what the next 5-10 years would bring, who does?
He's deported himself pretty well over the course of 40 plus years of public life.
Speaks to his character.
It features actual letters written by famous people from all walks of life, throughout the years. It's fascinating and a homage to a more gracious time when people actually wrote letters and mailed them.
Anybody know anything about this film?
Set in a California subdivision, the story follows four couples who have bought homes and are neighbors. Among the problems facing the couples are alcoholism, racism, and promiscuity.
The story truly revolves around the idea of, “NO DOWN PAYMENT” and the over extended nature of some of the families economic situation. Tony Randall is in a role that you would never expect, a car salesman looking for a good time. Other issues include discrimination against a former war hero for lack of education. The morality lesson is clearly the reason for the film.
Ellendra - you might enjoy this.
A very sweet letter. Must have made her year.
Times have changed, indeed. Today’s acts can’t even write a sentence, let alone take the time to personally reply to a fan. It shows his intelligence, and as another freeper said, lack of ego. It is not surprising from someone on his level would do something like that. There is something special, “extra”, about the biggest and best stars.
Bowie’s a weird bird.
Obviously well read. Played way too much with drugs, and evidence of occult involvement, and best evidence showed him to be (at least for a time) pan-sexual.
Over the top crudeness with the Aladdin Sane album.
On the other hand, the lyrics to 1970’s “Cygnet Committee” could have easily been written by a fevered Freeper. (”We had a friend, a talking man, who spoke of many powers he had. Not of the best of men, but ours ... We used him, we let him use his powers.”)
<It’s fascinating and a homage to a more gracious time when people actually wrote letters and mailed them.
I recently sent a birthday card to someone. I got a call back wherein she mentioned that no one had sent her a card in years. I’ve sent my share of e-cards, but c’mon folks, every now and then you need to get a stamp and sent something tangible.
Having gay sex with Mick Jagger is deporting himself well?
Dressing as a gay drag queen for his album covers?
Looking totally homosexual for years is deporting himself well??
That’s on right after the Rosanne Barr/Whoopie Goldberg special, right?
We can double-date!
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