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Bowie bedroom 1976 | by Paul-M-Wright
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Bowie bedroom 1976

© photo by Paul Wright

 

A photograph of my bedroom wall in Beckenham taken in 1976 and featuring a number of Bowie album covers including the recently released Station to Station album.

 

I went to London’s Victoria Station on 2 May 1976 to see David Bowie arrive back in London. Bowie arrived in an open-top Mercedes convertible and a photo was taken of him apparently giving a Nazi salute to the crowd. Bowie said that the photographer simply caught him in mid-wave, which I am sure was the case, but it became known as the 'The Victoria Station incident'.

 

I was aged 15 when I went to see Bowie at Victoria Station. Amongst the other Bowie fans who were there that day were unknown kids Boy George (aged 14) and Gary Numan (aged18).

 

A few days later I went to see Bowie in concert for the first time, at the Empire Pool, Wembley. It was part of his Thin White Duke Tour and it was one of the most exhilarating concerts that I have ever been too.

 

See all my Bowie photos here: David Bowie set

 

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Taken sometime in 1976