September 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm #70114September 9, 2017 at 3:55 am #70215taukParticipant<iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/sWbB_vStX_8?feature=oembed&wmode=transparent” name=”fitvid5″ width=”300″ height=”150″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe><iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/V3eZuKF_xgE?feature=oembed&wmode=transparent” name=”fitvid6″ width=”300″ height=”150″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe><iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/J351-5YTkLU?feature=oembed&wmode=transparent” name=”fitvid7″ width=”300″ height=”150″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen” data-mce-fragment=”1″></iframe>
marianita-i see you mentioned one of my keywords NEW YORK DOLLS with “Pills”–yes, i’m very predicatable, aren’t i? no problem, i luv responding, like a pavlov’s dog, to anything johansen (or yes, still mick)
1st one is from when the Dolls performed at a drag club, David Doll in white dress and short dark wig doing “Pills”. David didn’t usually do FULL drag; this was an exception. Though, always, always, he wore the 4″ women’s pumps, would not have been caught dead without them…David borrowed the dress from his girlfriend, later wife, (who dropped him after 1 year for Steven Tyler. anywaaaaaaay).
2nd one is from a German TV show taping==”Pills” followed by “Trash”. Besides their talent & D’s singing voice, I JUST LUUUUV David’s choker necklace and semi-sheer cropped little black top, and the big ol’ bunch of natural blonde hair swinging around 🙂 Trivia,for those so inclined: the part where David speaks in German is when he usually, in English, says “Hey, how do you call your lover boy?” I don’t actually know what he says in German here–anyone here speak German?
David and Cyrinda–The white and red dress…who wore it best? 😉
"The Tauk Abides" (inspired from "The Big Lebowski" film-Jeff Bridges' last line)
'I need a..I need a bohemian atmosphere" ("Performance" Warner Brothers film)September 21, 2017 at 7:51 pm #70432
Nice post Tauk, i know a little bit German language but this is Americanish German, not easy to understand, guess he is trying to say what he says on the record though “fraulein” means young woman or young lady and that aint exactly “lover boy”. anyway David Jo is lovely and still knows how to rocknroll. The “killer” Kane story is sad and interesting. All the others in the Dolls had some kind of success after the Dolls broke up, but Kane was living the hard life waiting for the dolls to reunite and when they finally did he died shortly after the reunite gig, I love Killer Kane too, RIP
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?September 24, 2017 at 5:46 pm #70490September 25, 2017 at 10:33 am #70539September 26, 2017 at 8:55 am #70604September 26, 2017 at 8:59 am #70605September 26, 2017 at 9:04 am #70606September 26, 2017 at 9:10 am #70608September 26, 2017 at 9:11 am #70609September 26, 2017 at 9:14 am #70610December 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm #72927January 3, 2018 at 6:10 am #72962January 3, 2018 at 6:16 am #72963January 3, 2018 at 6:23 am #72964January 3, 2018 at 6:39 am #72965Groupie arrested with David Bowie during his infamous 1976 drug bust in his Rochester hotel room breaks her silence for the first time and claims she could be the inspiration for his hit China Girl
- David Bowie and Iggy Pop were arrested for possession of half a pound of marijuana in a drugs bust at a party in Rochester in 1976
- Moments before, Bowie was the victim of a cruel prank where someone called to tell him his son was sick and wife was nowhere to be found
- Bowie fan Chi Wah Soo, then 20, was among the four arrested on that night
- She had attended Bowie’s gig earlier that night and received an invitation to attend a party at his hotel suite
- She claims she later became the inspiration for Bowie’s hit China Girl
- Police, who were listening in the adjacent room, burst in after they heard the group discussing where to get more marijuana
- Let to the infamous mug shot of Bowie looking incredibly stylish and cal
It was March 21, 1976, and David Bowie was playing a Saturday night show at the Community War Memorial Arena in Rochester, New York. But it was the after party that goes down in rock ‘n’ roll history after Bowie and fellow rockstar Iggy Pop were busted for drugs in a vice sting.
Now a Bowie fan, who was arrested alongside the stars at the party in a private hotel suite, has spoken out after more than forty years.
Chi Wah Soo, who believes she may have even been the inspiration for the British singer’s hit China Girl, was just 20 when she caught the eye of the Heroes singer, according to USA Today.
Beautiful, with long black hair, Soo had been at the front of the Rochester gig when Bowie noticed her and passed her a bracelet that had been thrown on stage.
Before she left the concert, she was slipped a note which read: ‘Meet me at my party. David.’
Soo, now a 61-year-old Brighton salon owner, says that when she entered the party, Bowie appeared to have a ‘halo around his head.’
His first words to her: ‘Hello, love.’
Soo, who moved from Hong Kong to Rochester with her parents and sister when she was 11, retreated with Bowie to his corner suite at the Americana on State Street (now the Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown) with Iggy Pop and Bowie’s bodyguard for a more intimate gathering.
They were accompanied by two other women – who later turned out to be undercover cops.
They were part of a police sting, working off information that Bowie had cocaine. Vice had secured the adjacent hotel room to listen in to their conversations, ready to bust the star and his entourage as soon as they heard them discussing coke.
But before the cop could hear anything incriminating, Bowie was victim to a cruel prank.
He got a call telling him his young son was sick, while his wife Angela was nowhere to be found.
‘I slowly watched a gentle meltdown of David Bowie,’ Soo said.
While the singer called around to try and get hold of his wife, so looked through the phonebook to discover the call originated from Florida. As soon as he realized where the call came from, Bowie realized that it had been a prank.
Charges were eventually dropped against Bowie (pictured two years after his arrest in 1978) and the three others
Following the drama of the prank, someone in Bowie’s entourage asked one of the undercover cops, Deborah Kilborn, if she knew where they could score some more marijuana.
The question was what Vice had been waiting for. Police burst into the room, slamming the door into Bowie’s face and knocking him backwards.
In true rock ‘n’ roll style, Bowie and Iggy Pop were downing a shot of Courvoisier right before police escorted them to jail.
While Soo described the bust as a ‘nightmare’, the night has easily gone down as ‘one of the best parties in Rochester history,’ said filmmaker Matt Ehlers who is making a documentary about Bowie.Bowie died aged 69 on January 10, 2016 from liver cancer
They were arrested and police confiscated ‘about half a pound of marijuana’ from the group.
Bowie, who was wearing a suit jacket and shirt, then posed for what is possibly one of the most stylish mug shots in police history.
Then 28, he paid all four bonds; himself Soo, Pop and Bowie’s bodyguard, before hitting the road for gigs in Springfield, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut, before returning a few days later to plead innocent.
A local paper warned at the time he could face 15 years in jail for drugs offences. Instead, a grand jury decided to drop all charges against all four.
Soo says she gave Bowie her traditional Chinese wedding blanket at the arraignment – which she claims she saw just once more – in his music video for China Girl, a song she suspects may be about her.
She and Bowie never spoke again, and Bowie never returned to Rochester.
And while he went onto to become one of the biggest artists in the world, Soo was left facing accusations by some fans that she was the ‘narc’ that shopped him into the cops.
Her only comment at the time of the arrest had been: ‘Everyone has the wrong idea of what happened.
‘They can think what they wish, but I know I’m innocent.’
And that was all she had to say on the matter for more than 40 years until Bowie’s death on January 10, 2016 from liver cancer.
Ehlers, who went to Soo’s salon for the best part of a year before finally securing an interview, plans to release his documentary later this year.
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?January 3, 2018 at 6:46 am #72966
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