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The Case For and Against Bowie: Shrewd Publicity Stunt Or Necessity?

Roy Carr, Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, 14 July 1973

AFTER CALLING Jeff Beck on stage to climax last week s final night of his British tour, David Bowie reappeared alone before the curtain to tell his distraught Hammersmith Odeon audience that this was Goodbye for keeps. It was a touching moment which grabbedthe headlines (almost) everywhere, but one which was open to a variety of interpretations. NME writers Roy Carr and Ian MacDonald sat down to discuss the situation and found themselves on opposing sides of the Bowie fence...

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