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who invented glam rock?
With his outer space painted up face Bowie was the closest the era got to it’s own genius. He preened and strutted across stages in a knitwear outfit that would have looked ridiculous on a mere earthling, luckily he was from another planet and his esoteric alien appearance saw the Starman acknowledged as the leader of the post Beatles generation. With a series of singles that signposted the seventies Bowie was the pied piper that led a generation ona merry glam trail…
he had been an ace face mod and then was the ultimate hippie busker- a neo Syd Barrett who was a fixture on the free festival circuit and best friends with John Peel. He then became the teenybop king of glam. He was the first to wear the glam make up and his singles, like Bowie’s sound tracked the seventies. When he went to TRex Bolan shifted the axis of pop. His tragic death made sure he never got the chance to properly state his claim for pop influence. Ironically his last ever appearance was on his seminal Marc TV show where he fell of the stage whilst duetting with Bowie. Sensitive souls say this was a sign of Bowie pushing past him but we say he just fell and he still looked cool as fuck doing it…