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    New biography details David Bowie's versatile sex life and wild orgies with first wife Angie and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger





    Was David Bowie merely a sexual adventurer or an actual sex addict?


    “Bowie,” a new biography by Wendy Leigh, invites the question with its close examination of the singer’s astonishing erotic journey over the decades.


    Ironically, Bowie has named his soon-to-drop musical compilation from the past 50 years “Nothing Has Changed.” Leigh looks at the same time frame and concludes the exact opposite.


    For Bowie, everything has changed, she writes. It seems that only after fully satisfying his voracious sexual appetite was he ready for the life he has now.


    From the first, Bowie and his first wife, Angie, “were notorious about weaving a sexual web around those who took their fancy.” Angie, a notorious hedonist who later publicly crashed and burned, aggressively made Bowie her partner in sin from the outset.


    Not that he was a naive boy when she met him. Bowie emerged as a teenager from the working-class suburb of Bromley determined to break into London’s music scene where, Leigh writes, he became “adept at playing London’s gay elite.”


    As one acquaintance from the time puts it, “I said he would either be a gigantic star or make a lot of money in the Piccadilly men’s loo.”


    In fact, Bowie met Angie while they were both having an affair with the same man.


    She also worked for the record executive Lou Reizner, boss of Mercury Records, who helped make Bowie a star. Reizner actually loathed the singer, but ultimately signed him for fear that Angie would quit if he didn’t.


    The year was 1969, “Space Oddity” was making a splash, and Angie set them up in a decaying, Gothic mansion, Haddon Hall. Bowie lived there as “a pampered prince.” Angie, eager to play the role of an aspiring rock star’s girlfriend, cajoled him from bed daily with a drawn bath, making sure his every need was attended to.


    She had an “uncanny ability to bring home the most free-spirited girls” willing to make themselves available, not just to him or her, but to both as well as anyone else camping out at Haddon Hall.


    After Angie and Bowie married, she gave birth to their son, Zowie, on May 30, 1970. From the first, she felt that becoming a mother made her less appealing to Bowie — as he was developing the Ziggy Stardust persona and other sexual possibilities beckoned.


    “I’m gay and always have been,” Bowie flatly told an interviewer at the time.


    Was he, really? Or was Bowie cynically setting the stage for the glam/glitter, sexually ambitious Ziggy to emerge? A male lover from the era thinks that Bowie was less gay than lusting for adoration.


    “When we were in bed together, he was more sensual and narcissistic,” says Tony Zanetta, Bowie’s assistant. “To him, it was about being adored. . . . I don’t think sex mattered to him.”


    Cherry Vanilla, a former Warhol star who worked at Bowie’s Main Man records, says he made love to everyone employed there at least once, men and women.


    Certainly on the 17-day tour of the United States that made him an international star in 1972, Bowie sampled freely from groupies of either sex as Angie took up with his Jamaican bodyguard. She was always free for a threesome, though.


    Even after they moved into more stately quarters back in London, Angie was frantic to create a “sexual cocoon” that would keep Bowie close. At their home off King’s Road, she placed a 4-foot-deep bed covered in fur in the living room and named it “the pit.”


    “Angie and David used to have the most amazing orgies at Oakley St. Everybody f----- everybody in the pit. Mick Jagger used to come there and be involved with sexual things,” says a source.


    After Bowie became addicted to cocaine, it was sometimes hard to tell which addiction he was chasing at any given moment. Presumably, when he crowded into the closet of his suite at the Sherry-Netherland hotel on Fifth Ave. in 1974 with Bette Midler and Mick Jagger, he was only after drugs.


    But there’s no question that the coke amped up Bowie’s sexual drive. He became “dedicated to having sex with as many partners as possible.”


    The guitarist Slash was just 8 years old when he walked into a room at home and found Bowie there with his mother, both stark naked. Ola Hudson, a costume designer, was but one of his many lovers.


    Elizabeth Taylor was supposedly another, though Leigh skirts the issue a bit by calling theirs “an amorous friendship.” When he was in L.A., Taylor would call him at the Beverly Wilshire first thing to share gossip and makeup tips.


    And while it’s often been rumored that Bowie and Jagger had an affair — indeed Angie claims to have found them in bed together — Leigh additionally claims that Bowie hooked up with both Bianca Jagger and Marianne Faithfull.


    Angie could tolerate the dalliance with Faithfull since she was part of their Oakley St. “sexual web,” but she was humiliated when Bowie was photographed with Bianca at a party after she split up with Jagger. Angie saw Bianca as a serious threat.


    Ronnie Spector recalls their “dalliance” during his Thin White Duke phase when, after a show at Madison Square Garden in 1976, she was brought to him at The Plaza.

    The suite was crowded with people, and the coffee table was covered in cocaine, but Spector was taken directly to Bowie in the bedroom, where he waited for her naked.


    Around this time, Bowie began denying that he was or ever had been bisexual, claiming it was an image foisted on him by his managers.


    It did seem that Bowie was slowing down if not entirely changing his ways. Some disputed that Bowie was actually sleeping with Oona Chaplin, the widow of Charlie Chaplin who was almost 20 years older than Bowie, when he was preparing to play “The Elephant Man” on stage in 1980.


    Others close to the couple claimed it was true love. Either way, Bowie was also getting busy with Monique van Vooren, the blond, busty star of Warhol’s “Frankenstein,” around the same time. Not long afterward, he took up with Susan Sarandon. Though she was involved with the Italian director Franco Amurri, the affair with Bowie lasted three years.


    In “Bowie,” more than one observer characterizes Bowie as a sex addict. It’s true that he has admitted to having an addictive personality and eventually cleaned himself up from drugs. Perhaps, he took care of the sexual issue, too?


    It’s also possible that Bowie, who is now 67, just had a voracious appetite for any and many sexual experiences — one that was easily satisfied as an international rock star.


    At any rate, he seemed a sated man by the time he met his current wife, fashion model Iman.


    In fact, Bowie had already tried for a stable arrangement when he became engaged in 1990 to Melissa Hurley, a ballet dancer 20 years young than him. Later, he characterized their relationship as one of those “older men, younger girl situations” destined not to last.


    Then he and Iman were introduced at a party in Los Angeles in the fall of 1990. Bowie later revealed, “I was naming the children the night we met.


    “It was so lucky that we were to meet at that time in our lives, when we both were yearning for each other.”


    They named their daughter Alexandria Zahra Jones when she was born in 2000. And it would seem that Bowie is a stay-at-home dad. He’s so rarely in the public eye now that some call him a recluse.


    Or it could just be that he’s living out his happy-ever-after behind closed doors.


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    Do we know what happened to Angie? What became of her? Now I know what Electric Goldmine was about... I knew it was Bowie, but Angie's story is obviously bigger than I assumed.
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    Angie's around. She writes pieces for magazines on occasion.



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    I'm starting to think that that movie "The Hunger", with David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve, was more of an autobiography than a vampire movie.

    David and Angie Bowie:


    Ola Hudson (Slash's mom):


    Cherry Vanilla:
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    The Mick Jagger rumors are nothing new, but I didn't know Bowie had been linked to Oona Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor.

    Ziggy Stardust fucked Charlie Chaplin's widow??!! Bizarre.

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    I'm a huge Bowie fan. I've read a lot of bio's on him. This just sounds like more of the same thing. There's some really cool pics of him with Elizabeth Taylor out there. They looked very friendly in it.





    As for the Angie stuff, I'm never quite sure what to think of her.

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    Useless fact for today- Gordon Sumner (later known as Sting) played bass for the Cherry Vanilla Band in the late 70's when the Police were trying to break through.



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    And be careful Googling for Cherry Vanilla. Apparently, she had her hands in a lot of different kinds of media.

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    Love Bowie as a musician, but what was the sex appeal about? Can someone explain it? What am I missing?
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    I never got it either. Spiffy dresser, though!
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    I'm with you Bitter, especially before he had his teeth fixed. Aging made him slightly more attractive, but still........
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I never got it either. Spiffy dresser, though!
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    I'm with you Bitter, especially before he had his teeth fixed. Aging made him slightly more attractive, but still........
    He seems to have the spiffy older Englishman vibe going on now, but he's just merely distinguished. Never thought that he was handsome and his Ziggy Stardust look was kind of revolting. Maybe because as a boy I'd see the Ziggy Stardust clones on South Street, and they were gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Love Bowie as a musician, but what was the sex appeal about? Can someone explain it? What am I missing?

    Thank you. He was always to effiminate for me to consider "sexy" or hot. I like my rock stars to be ALL man! Ala: Robert Plant Meow!!!
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    I have weird taste. i've always thought he was hot in a weird way. I also liked Nick Rhodes in Duran Duran, so there ya go
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    Angie looks like the female version of David. Not high hopes for what their kid looks like.
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