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David Bowie: The Ken Pitt Interview

Chris Welch, unpublished, 2004

ONE AFTERNOON in 1967 I was interviewing The Nice at a flat in Earls Court when their guitarist David O'List produced a new album he insisted we should hear. He put it on the bulky radiogram and the group sat on the floor surrounded by LP sleeves and Rizlas. The music was far removed from the Hammond blasting thunder of The Nice. Yet everyone was intrigued by the quirkiness of Bowie's songs and we spent the afternoon listening to 'Uncle Arthur', 'Sell Me A Coat', 'Rubber Band' and 'Love You Till Tuesday'.

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