New book revisits the affair of David Bowie and Mick Jagger - The Strut

New book revisits the affair of David Bowie and Mick Jagger

We aren’t much for celebrity gossip, but revisiting a famous old story about the relationship of David Bowie and Mick Jagger is too much to resist. Christopher Anderson is the auther of a new book Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger. He published some of the following excerpts in a Daily News article:

Neither superstar complained when one enterprising photographer snapped the two men in a moment of repose, Bowie tenderly cradling Mick’s head in his lap. Bowie also took Mick to gay films. “David,” said British TV producer Kevin Kahn, “is a born proselytizer.”
By October 1973, the Bowies were living on Oakley Street, just a stroll from Cheyne Walk. Angie had been out of town for a few days when she returned home one morning and went straight to the kitchen to make some tea. The Bowies’ maid, who had arrived about an hour earlier, approached the lady of the house with a peculiar look on her face. “Someone,” she told Angie, “is in your bed.”
Angie went upstairs to her bedroom, slowly pushed the door open, and there they were: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping. Both men woke up with a start. “Oh, hello,” said Bowie, clearly taken by surprise. “How are you?”


Ava Cherry, a backup singer who lived with the Bowies for a time, reportedly told a friend that “Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other. Even though I was in bed with them many times, I ended up just watching them have sex.” According to Cherry, the relationship was more than just sexual. The two men became “very close” emotionally and “practically lived together for several months.” Shrugged Leee Childers: “Everyone knew what was going on between them. It wasn’t something either one of them was trying to hide.”

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