Ian McCulloch : The Times: 04/28/01 Ian McCulloch is lead singer for Echo and the Bunnymen. He was interviewed for a regular feature in which famous people describe their cultural life. "David Bowie?s Hunky Dory has to be one of the Top 10 albums of all time. I always find myself singing The Bewlay Brothers, Quicksand and Changes in the kitchen. I first heard it after school at a friend?s house: it was summer and I can still remember the smell of his house and the way that the light came in. I eventually saved up and bought the album on cassette for Ã‚Â£2.50 from Rushworths in Liverpool in 1973. Hunky Dory has some great lines, probably the best he has written. "
Charles Kennedy : The Mirror : 04/30/01 The Liberal Democrat party leader opened his home to an interviewer for the 'Tonight' UK TV Programme. He was surprised to find the coffee table strewn with David Bowie CD's. "What's your favourite Bowie album then?" he asked. "Station To Station" Charlie replied, quick as a flash.
Anggun : Reuters : 04/27/01 Anggun is an Indonesian-born, currently Paris-based singer who sold 4 million albums in Indonesia and had a hit single "Snow In The Sahara" which was distributed in 33 countries and sold a million copies. Given the chance to sing a duet with anyone, pop icon David Bowie is Anggun's man. "He's one of my idols. He's everyone else's idol in music. He's amazing," she said.
Rosario Dawson : Calgary Sun Rosario, star of the comedy film Josie and the Pussycats, in which she plays a small town girl who becomes a rock star and amateur sleuth, admits the film helped her live out one of her greatest fantasies. "I've always secretly wanted to be David Bowie. I think I was air-guitaring even in the womb -- that's how much I've wanted to be a rock star."
Stephan Olsdal : Ottowa Sun Stephan, bassist for Placebo, was interviewed while on tour in Canada. "Him being a fan, that kind of gets back at that little voice inside your head that says you're crap. So that was a special chapter in our lives," says Olsdal, who proudly cites Placebo's appearances at Bowie's 50th birthday party in '97 and a live duet of Twentieth Century Boy at the 1999 Brit Awards as career highlights thus far.
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