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walktall2010
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« on: May 04, 2011, 10:15:29 am »

A vintage write-up on John and his first concert from a November 1976 edition of Rolling Stone:

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David Bowie hasn't spoken to his ex-manager Tony Defries since January but MainMan, Defries' production company, is big spending again — this time on butch-rocker Johnny Cougar. A baby-faced James Dean who sounds something like Bruce Springsteen, Cougar bowed at a heavily produced concert in the 1,500-seat armory of his hometown, Seymour. Ind. The one-night tab, including TV commercials and press parties, came to $50,000—most of it paid out of Bowie royalties. After marching home in glory, Cougar commented on Defries' ability to make him a star: "Anyone who can get headlines for an orange-haired, no-talent limey like David Bowie can do anything."

-CHARLES M. YOUNG
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 12:49:59 pm »

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"Anyone who can get headlines for an orange-haired, no-talent limey like David Bowie can do anything."


Ouch ! LOL!
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 01:49:10 pm »

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"Anyone who can get headlines for an orange-haired, no-talent limey like David Bowie can do anything."


Ouch ! LOL!

By the way, John has since said that DeFries manufactured that quote on his behalf and that he never said it himself. That makes sense. John was a big Bowie fan, so why would he rip one of his idols?
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 02:36:59 pm »

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"Anyone who can get headlines for an orange-haired, no-talent limey like David Bowie can do anything."


Ouch ! LOL!

By the way, John has since said that Defries manufactured that quote on his behalf and that he never said it himself. That makes sense. John was a big Bowie fan, so why would he rip one of his idols?

I agree. The quote sounds like made up bull.  Undecided Bowie is amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 08:40:05 am »

The choice of words in that quote sound English, not American, so I would think it more likely that the quote is from DeFries, not JM.
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