One of my memories that's come to the surface recently is that of David Bowie, a bizarre cult leader god of rock and roll from the 1970's. It took a little nudging to dislodge the memory however after I learned of David Bowie's 65th birthday and a recent cover story of him on Rolling Stone Magazine.
I have memories of purchasing two Bowie albums in the 70's, David Live and Changes, neither of which I enjoyed. In fact, there was only one song I ever really liked of Bowie's, his staple earliest #1 hit Space Oddity. I even went to a David Bowie concert at the L.A. forum in 1977 I paid fifty dollars to see that was a lot of money back then. Why would I buy Bowie's music and even go to a concert if I didn't enjoy it one might ask? My memories indicate it was all due to peer influence and daily exposure to one of Bowie's cult followers Sheila Rogers, a stunning, highly intelligent green eyed girl with goddess-like qualities who later went on to become a writer for Rolling Stone Magazine from 1986-1991. We were both in orchestra class for four years.
Turns out years later I've learned the truth about David Bowie. Though he was a very likable fellow with a nice personality, Bowie was all about Satanism, making it trendy and hip for the masses to consume after he had developed a massive cult-like following. This was not a good thing for young impressionable teenage minds such as my own to be exposed to. One thing was for sure, my Andy Williams fan mother didn't deal well with David Bowie's influence very well. One night back in 1976, I recall my mother ripping Bowie's drug induced stare poster off my bedroom wall, then throwing me to the ground and kicking me. Ouch!
It's not that he wasn't enormously talented, gifted and a hard working, but David Bowie's act and music were pure illuminati based Satanism designed for mass consumption. In a recent article in Rolling Stone, Bowie states he idolized a fascist Hitler in the 1970's during his rise to fame saying Hitler was a rock star in his own right. I thought Bowie was about love, not fascism.
"He became intrigued by Third Reich history and Nazi mythology. He had said years earlier in an interview, 'I believe very strongly in fascism.' In 1974 he told Playboy, 'Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars. Look at some of the films and see how he moved. I think he was quite as good as Jagger." - Cover Story Excerpt: David Bowie - Rolling Stone Magazine
Aladdin Sane Cover - 1973 (A Lad Insane)