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David Bowie: The Darling of the Avant Garde

Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, January 1972

IS THIS FRAIL-LOOKING young Englishman with the delicate, birdlike features, arresting Capricorn eyes and page boy waves of sandy blonde hair indeed destined to become the Darling of the Avant-Garde? Will his eye makeup and wardrobe of full-to-semi drag and the kinky campiness of his bearing and his associations with the likes of Andy Warhol, Michael Garrett, Ultra Violet, Lou Reed and Iggy Stooge vault him to that coveted throne?

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