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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.

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