"He signed it left hand..." DB signs up for BADD.
We can do all the B.A.D.D. things...
David Bowie has again contributed to Bikers Against Drunk Drivers (B.A.D.D.) for the 16th year in a row by donating two signed Takamine 12-String guitars.
The guitars are up for auction on eBay right now, and they both have separate inscriptions. David has signed one of the guitars: "Ground Control To Major Tom David Bowie 2002", and the other is inscribed "Let's Dance, Under the Moonlight, This Serious Moonlight, Bo 2002", as in the picture below.
"Let's Dance, Under the Moonlight, This Serious Moonlight, Bo 2002"
I asked Danny Perkins, Executive Director @ B.A.D.D., a little about David's involvement, and this is what he told me:
I had been a huge Bowie Fan since 1973, when I started B.A.D.D. in 1986 after the death of my brother. I was already involved with the Hard Rock Cafe chain and had access to hundreds of artists. Bowie was my first choice to sign up as an endorser.
We met in Montreal, he was on a stadium tour. It was a huge place and took forever to get backstage. Once there, myself and a few volunteers set up a table to spread out a huge poster that was to be signed by hundreds of endorsers. I also set up a portable studio to record a PSA. David was great, he gave us the time we needed, recorded the PSA, signed the poster and autographed a few photos.
Every year since then he has supported our fund raising efforts with a wide array of items. One year he donated the Dan Armstrong Electric guitar he used to record Station to Station (it can be seen in a collector calendar). Another year he donated the Red suit he wore on the Glass Spider tour Yet another year he donated a green flight suit he wore on tour. He is without a doubt our most treasured supporter.
Danny Perkins and DB backstage at the Boston Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday.
With still more than a week left to go on the auction, the bidding stands at a very decent $2,025.00, with 100% of the proceeds going to B.A.D.D. The winner of the eBay auction will have first pick of the two guitars.
If you fancy owning a piece of genuine Bowie history, check out the eBay auction by clicking on any of the images above. You can also learn more about B.A.D.D. and the work they do by clicking