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Joe Meek was the brilliant but troubled enfant terrible of British record production, responsible for some of the most innovative records of the 50s and early 60s. Yet his career went in to steep decline after he was caught importuning in a public toilet in Madras Place in 1963, between his Holloway Road studio and the appositely named Paradise Passage; his embarrassment over the resulting newspaper story ensured that he was never seen in public again without dark glasses. In 1967 Joe made the newspapers once more when he shot first his landlady and then himself, killing them both. One of the last records he worked on was ‘Do You Come Here Often’, by a new line up of his big act the Tornados, who had hit Number One on both sides of the Atlantic with ‘Telstar’. ‘Do You Come Here Often is notable for the use of polari, or gay slang, the first time that an omi polone had been so bold on a pop single.

Bowie settled in New York to record the paranoiac Scary Monsters (Number 12, 1980), updating "Space Oddity" in "Ashes to Ashes." One of the first stars to understand the potential of video, he produced some innovative clips for songs from Lodger and Scary Monsters . After that album, Bowie turned his attention away from his recording career. In 1980 he played the title role in The Elephant Man , appearing in Denver, in Chicago and on Broadway. He collaborated with Queen on 1981's "Under Pressure" and provided lyrics and vocals for "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (Number 67, 1982), Giorgio Moroder's title tune for the soundtrack of Paul Schrader's remake of Cat People . His music was used on the soundtrack of Christiane F (1982), and he also appeared in the film. That year, Bowie also starred in the BBC-TV production of Brecht's Baal , and as a 150-year-old vampire in the movie The Hunger .

This guitar was used on a famous promo shot for the ‘Space Oddity’ single, but strangely enough, there’s not a whole lot info about it. It might have been used just as a prop for the photograph. It looks very similar to the Hagstrom 12-string, and it could indeed be the one he’s using in other pics and footage, but it’s hard to be sure!

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Fortunately, Bowie’s schooling didn’t interfere with his education. Almost everyone remarks on Bowie’s everlasting curiosity, “self-improvement” and wide-ranging intelligence. After reading Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi epic Starman Jones (1953), and collecting from movies, poetry and the numerous artists he admired, he constructed himself and his many aliases from a range of sources, many of which are explored in Jones’s book. As his obvious precursor Oscar Wilde writes in The Picture of Dorian Gray: “Man was a being with myriad lives and myriad sensations, a complex multiform creature ...”

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