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David Bowie

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The following seven lots are the property of Tony DeFries, David Bowie's manager from 1970 to 1975.
David Bowie

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David Bowie An autograph letter, signed, to Tony DeFries [n.d.but May 1970], the letter written in pencil on either side of a page from a notepad, telling DeFries ...I have to prepare for a recording sess- so I could not make it over... enclosing a letter [not present] and asking him to ensure ...monies are paid to me, you, or held by Decca Records... and to claim from Mercury ...a min £120 expenses for the L.P. I am currently making... [The Man Who Sold The World] and asking De Fries ..Can I enter, at this stage, into a publishing deal with Essex.. signed Bowie, 2pp.
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The Ziggy Stardust Companion at www.5years.com
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Tony DeFries succeeded Kenneth Pitt as Bowie's manager in 1970 and is generally regarded as being responsible for Bowie's rapid rise to superstardom. DeFries said of Bowie in the early Seventies ..He's a real star. Not in the sort of record business style, not a Rod Stewart style, if you like, or a Cat Stevens, but...a Marlon Brando or a James Dean-type star. I see him more in that category of a large scale-untouchable. It's like he doesn't quite belong here...

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