Dear David Bowie
Allow me, first of all, to express the great honour and pleasure I have in meeting you today on the occasion of your visit to France. I should like to congratulate you on the release of your 23rd album, on Virgin Records, not only for what it gives us to listen but also to contemplate.
You symbolise better than anyone else creation in pop music today. Your visionary genius heralded changing musical developments in our changing society. You are tireless in the pursuit of your work, closely linking writing, music, theatre, visual arts and dance.