Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages

The Great Escape of the Thin White Duke: David Bowie in Berlin

Steve Turner, Independent, The, 4 May 1991

IN 1976 THE WORD was out that David Bowie was slumming it in Berlin. Rejecting the life of a rock and roll star, which was costing him his sanity and his health, he had moved from Los Angeles to a low-rent area of West Berlin, taken up painting and was living the life of a Bohemian exile.

Total word count of piece: 1671

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.

Login


Login via your library

If your local library has signed up with Rock's Backpages, please enter your card number below: