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Watch 17-Year-Old David Bowie’s First TV Appearance In 1964


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David Bowie defends his right to have hair longer than nine inches in this BBC interview from 1964. In response to public derision toward men with longer locks, Bowie founded ‘The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men’ around the same time. This early activism would help pave the way for the development of his Ziggy Stardust alter-ego. Head to Dazed for the full story, and read why Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson selected David Bowie as his style icon here.