David Bowie Said John Lennon Made Him Feel Better After a Slight by Aretha Franklin


David Bowie was awestruck by John Lennon and couldn’t help but feel terrified of the former Beatle when they first met. One of their first meetings was characterized by two hours of silence on Bowie’s part of him. After a moment at the Grammy Awards when Bowie felt slighted by Aretha Franklin, though, Lennon stepped in to comfort him. Bowie said that this is what helped solidify their friendship.

David Bowie, Yoko Ono and John Lennon | Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Elizabeth Taylor introduces David Bowie and John Lennon

Bowie and Lennon met at a party in 1974 when actor Elizabeth Taylor introduced them.


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