Thursday, December 3, 2009

David Bowie's response to his first American fanmail letter

"In September of 1967, aged 20 and yet to make much of an impression on the music scene, David Bowie was so enthused to receive his first American fan letter that he immediately typed out a reply from the office of his manager, Kenneth Pitt. The fan in question was 14-year-old Sandra Dodd, a young girl from New Mexico who had come to own a promotional copy of Bowie's first album as a result of her uncle running a radio station. She was impressed and decided to write to Bowie, telling him his music was as good as that of The Beatles and then offering to start a fan club on his behalf.

Below is the lovely reply she received."

From Letters of Note

This neat little gem makes me love Bowie even more.

WTF Bonus:

David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy