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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

David Bowie

Today the BBC has published a list of "66 Facts about David Bowie."  This of course coincides with his first new release since 2003.

Bowie has sold 140 million records and is one of the all-time most successful music acts.  I have always thought that his best work was that with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Darryl Jones and Omar Hakkim - Let's Dance, China Girl etc.

For the benefit of the BBC and any David Bowie fans out there who like arcane information about their hero, I can offer a 67th fact:

I witnessed the man losing a cheeseburger-eating competition with an old friend of mine; the score was 7-4 and the contest took place in Beckenham...

The date?  Ah! That's my secret.

Until the next time

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