RIP You were my hero for more than one day. [Reblog from the Birthday Post I did for Bowie’s b-day in 2013]
I’m an instant star. just add water and stir.”
[Image courtesy Fashion Office Buzz) David Robert Jones was born on this day in Brixton, London, England in 1947. He is 66 years old.
He attended local schools in Brixton and Bromley. He took choir– his voice was given a grade of average. — and learned to play the recorder. At home his father bought a stack of American 45s and introduced young David to Rock and Roll. Inspired by Little Richard and Elvis Presley he amped up his music cred by adding ukulele and tea-chest bass to the mix.
At age thirteen, inspired by the jazz of the London West End, he picked up the saxophone and called up Ronnie Ross for lessons. Early bands he played with – The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, the Mannish Boys and the Lower Third –provided him with an introduction into…
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