Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Richmond University
As a boy growing up just outside London, David Bowie became a big fan of football - real football, Bears vs. Packers football, not that British association football. He claimed to listen to the American game on shortwave radio from our military bases in Germany. Ever the canny marketer, Bowie was able to get his football fandom well-known enough that a local paper published a story titled "Limey Kid Loves Yank Football."
Bowie would later tell people that his one discolored eye was the result of an injury from playing American football. (It was actually from a fistfight with a friend over a girl.)