Bowie By Sea

I haven’t seen many pictures or reports of Bowie’s trans-Atlantic and Pacific crossings. It is easy to imagine him dressing for dinner and drinking and smoking into the night in the closest approximation the ship offered of a cabaret, occasionally venturing onto the deck to smoke and look at the sky. His Thin White Duke […]

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Bowie by Land, Bowie by Sea

For five years, from fall 1972 to spring 1977,  David Bowie didn’t fly, which made his touring unusual. He took ocean liners and trains, buses and cars. By mid-1972, Bowie was a star in the UK, but a virtual unknown in much of the US. While Carnegie Hall sold out, only 180 people showed up […]

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