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Grounding the Starman: why it’s time to bring David Bowie down to earth

The hero worship of David Bowie has obscured the graft behind his song-writing

By John Harris   December 2017

“He was a shit to his mother, he was a shit to his manager who supported him through thick and thin, and he was a shit to numerous partners, including his first wife, whose contribution he meanly refused to acknowledge even unto death.”

This is the writer Paul Gorman trying to explode the myths around David Bowie, on page 469 of Dylan Jones’s exhaustive new oral history of the musician. Not only that, says Gorman, Bowie…

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