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The king and the thin white duke

By Tom Chatfield  

Had he lived, Elvis Aaron Presley would have been celebrating his 73rd birthday today (as far as some people are concerned, of course, he’s out there right now munching on a slice of birthday cake). But the 8th January also belongs to one of music’s living legends—David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, who today celebrates his 61st birthday.

As the mathematically-minded among you may already have calculated, this means Bowie is only 12 years younger than Elvis; something most of us in the office were more than a little astonished to discover. It just goes to show how…

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