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Rare Photos Of 20-Year-Old David Bowie Before Stardom

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Rare Photos Of 20-Year-Old David Bowie Before Stardom

These early photos of David Bowie were shot when the star was just 20-years-old.

This was pre-fame and pre-glam Bowie, yet, as you can gather from the make-up and hat, the young artist was interested in exploring new looks. The series was shot by photographer Gerald Fearnley during a session for Bowie's 1967 debut self-titled album.

Fearnley and Bowie became friends thanks to music and a shared location. Bowie was often crashing on Fearnley's brother's house in London to write and rehearse. The collaboration blossomed from there naturally.

David was often sacked out on the couch. But he was always very polite.

"My brother always loved music" Fearnley recalls. "He'd always have people back to the house to practice or write songs. I remember waking-up in the mornings, never knowing who'd be sleeping in the front room. David was often sacked out on the couch. But he was always very polite."

But what spurred this photo shoot?

"I don't remember why I took those photos," Fearnley writes in his book, "probably because I was the only one he knew with a studio and camera. It's great that after all this time, these would be dusted off."

Find Fearnley's Bowie Unseen book here with ACC Publishing.

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