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David Bowie's DNA: Spaceboy Keeps Swinging

Steve Pafford, DNA, June 2015

David Bowie was the bisexual alien rock star who sold genderfuck to the world. He's also claimed to be the first pop star to declare that he was gay — even though he wasn't. But in embracing his "otherness" Bowie changed music, art, media and the very nature of fame completely. Ahead of a retrospective exhibition on his career, Steve Pafford, author of the BowieStyle book, explains why "Dame David" remains the most relevant, reinvented and revolutionary pop artist alive today.

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