‘I’m looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.’ David Bowie
‘About 15 or 16 years ago, I really got pretty tired of fending off questions about what I used to do with my penis in the early seventies. My suggestion for people with prurient interests is to go through the 30 or 40 bios on me and pick out the rumour of their choice’. – Bowie, 1995
“When you’ve had red hair and no eyebrows you’ve got to have a sense of humour!” – Bowie (1993)
‘I was David Jones and then the other one came along [Davey Jones of the Monkees] so I had to change it. Before then, I had one week when I was Tom Jones. Can you believe that? I still have the photographs to prove it!’
Nice to see one of the most influential people in the history of rock doesn’t take himself too seriously! He also has a very infectious laugh and laughs with his whole face. Have put a selection of clips below which show not only his intelligence and immense talent but also his fantastic sense of humour. My two favorites are probably the TFI clip and the whole Jonathan Ross interview – the last two clips on the list. With the full Jonathan Ross interview (last one on the list) you have to click through to YouTube to watch.