|David Bowie 1972 California|
|Elvis Presley and Mary Kathleen Selph at the
corner of South Parkway and Elvis Presley Blvd
Ziggy & Elvis
“[Elvis] was a major hero of mine. And I was probably stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something. I came over for a long weekend. I remember coming straight from the airport and walking into Madison Square Garden very late. I was wearing all my clobber from the Ziggy period and had great seats near the front. The whole place just turned to look at me and I felt like a right idiot. I had brilliant red hair, some huge padded space suit and those red boots with big black soles. I wished I’d gone for something quiet, because I must have registered with him. He was well into his set.” – Bowie (1996)
6) Bowie’s manager – Tony DeFries – was a big fan of Elvis’s manager Colonel Tom Parker and would quote from Parker’s book to anyone who would listen.