I kept a scrapbook from about 73 to 74 as totally obsessed with the whole ziggy thing. Religiously cut out articles and pics from Record mirror and melody maker which are a little small and yellow now…..is it really that long ago??? I do have a ticket stub from the June 73 gig n Bristol which will post up
This is my much treasured and quite faded signed photo given to me by David in London in 1973. My friend and I somehow found out that he was living in a flat in Maida Vale at the time, so we sat outside on a wall across the street for what seemed like hours, looking up at this big Victorian block of flats, hoping to catch a glimpse of our hero. Eventually, right up on the top floor, a balcony door opened and David appeared, and he called down to us to wait there…..he sent someone down with a signed photo for each of us. I don’t think I have ever been so excited in my life. What a genuinely lovely and beautiful man he was.
This is my beloved “School’s Out” album, complete with its original paper knickers. I bought it from a tiny branch of Virgin Records which was in Queen Victoria Street in Leeds. 1972 was the year I left school so this album and the single which came from it were especially significant. I can never hear School’s Out without thinking of that feeling of adventure I had that July when I went from being a schoolgirl to being a grown-up (of sorts) who worked in a bank.
I bought this album, probably in 1969 or 1970 from my mother’s mail order catalogue and paid for it with my pocket money over 20 weeks. I was 13 and had heard Space Oddity on the radio so I thought this album would be similar stuff …it wasn’t. However, I played it and played it, spending ages looking at the cover which has some fantastic artwork on the back by George Underwood which illustrates the songs on the album. I carried it round proudly whenever I took it to friends houses, it was something you did back then, it’s so hard to proudly carry round a cd, and as for downloads, well ………………
This album is on the Philips label but was later re released as “Space Oddity” when he moved to RCA, the songs were the same but the cover was changed for a much less interesting one.
These days it is stashed away in the loft with dozens of other albums, it may never be played again but I cannot bring myself to get rid of it as it was my first. Along with my copy of Alice Cooper’s School’s Out (with original paper knickers) it will remain with me always, crackly and a bit scuffed on the cover but still precious to me