I wanted to write in greater personal detail about David Bowie and the depth of impact his music and words had on me during my formative teenage years – this occurring when I was between the ages of 12 and 15. I’d uploaded a blog post once I’d heard about his death, but I’ve found myself needing to revisit what was a magical mystical part of my musical / life initiation, as much for myself as anyone else, both by listening through the records I loved, and still love, whilst getting it all into words somehow. Once I started writing this I couldn’t contain it – it was bursting out of all sides. So please excuse me for the tangents I go off on and the jumping about – there’s no easy coherent way for me to express this. For a period following his 6th July 1972 ‘Starman’ performance on Top Of The Pops, until 1975, when I began to disengage, Bowie ruled ok in my world.
Tag Archives | Hollywood
Judy Garland ‘The Trolley Song’
From ‘Meet Me In St Louis’ 1944
And also CBS TV Special 1962
Liza Minnelli (as Sally Bowles) ‘Mein Herr’
Choreography by Bob Fosse
From ‘Cabaret’ 1972
‘The Rich Man’s Frug’
(‘The Aloof’ / ‘The Heavyweight’ / ‘The Big Finish’)
Choreography by Bob Fosse / Lead Dancer – Suzanne Charny
From ‘Sweet Charity’ 1969
The acclaimed American photojournalist, Eve Arnold, died last week at the grand old age of 99. Best known for her photographs of Marilyn Monroe (taken over a 10 year period), especially those on the set of her final film, ‘The Misfits’ (1961), she had unrivalled access to the movie icon with her shots, often candid, capturing the human side of the Hollywood legend.
Having suffered ill health for some time, former screen goddess Dame Elizabeth Taylor died last week, aged 79.