Excerpted from a random All Experts post on David Bowie:
“Bowie was never gay or bisexual. This was a lie told to Melody Maker Magazine to get some press coverage. At the time Bowie’s career was almost finished as Hunky Dory had been released and flopped and there was a fourteen city British tour where ticket sales were dismal. The idea was hatched by his manager Tony Defries and wife Angela. The article that appeared was called ‘Oh You Pretty Thing’ and featured Bowie on the front cover. It caused so much controversy that the tour sold out in three days and there was an instant renewed interest in Bowie which saved his career.”
Cool read. 50 random bits you probably didn’t know.