There you go, Cover me, cover me...
Available in London today and across the rest of the UK from tomorrow, this week's NME celebrates it's fiftieth year with a look back through its archives...and it got David Bowie to join in. Over a period of thirty years, David has graced the cover of NME twenty one times, (more than any other artist) and they are all reprinted in this issue with specially written comments from David to accompany each of them.
Below is just one of those covers, dating from November 16th 1974. Features like this were an important source of information to fans outside of the US at this time, as (apart from four shows in Canada) this particular tour never left the USA. Plus it was the best way for us fans to keep up with how we were meant to have our hair! Underneath the cover is David's accompanying text. Hopefully we'll post the lot once the magazine is out of the shops.
"This must have been shot in America as this tour never made it to the UK. Having built a multi thousand dollar city-street set for Diamond Dogs, on a whim, I went all Philly soul and dumped the lot, leaving it in L.A. This made me broke. I didn't care. I was on drugs. Wow, we really rocked. These trousers came from an Army and Navy type store in Chicago. Ava Cherry, my girlfriend at the time, bought me the top from the same store the next day thinking I'd forgotten to buy the complete outfit."