Excerpts from a new tell-all book by Christopher Andersen have been published, and he has a pretty big bomb to drop — apparently David Bowie and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger used to fuck. Sorry to be so vulgar, but my brain is pretty blown right now. Pun intended. I guess I wasn’t aware of this, but according to the author, David Bowie was openly bisexual, and he and his wife Angie would often share partners. Hey, you gotta do what works for you. Although they’re obviously not together anymore, so maybe it was exactly as unsuccessful as it sounds. The Daily News reveals some sneak peek excerpts:
“By October 1973, the Bowies were living on Oakley Street, just a stroll from Cheyne Walk. Angie had been out of town for a few days when she returned home one morning and went straight to the kitchen to make some tea. The Bowies’ maid, who had arrived about an hour earlier, approached the lady of the house with a peculiar look on her face. “Someone,” she told Angie, “is in your bed.”
Angie went upstairs to her bedroom, slowly pushed the door open, and there they were: Mick Jagger and David Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping. Both men woke up with a start. “Oh, hello,” said Bowie, clearly taken by surprise. “How are you?”
“I’m fine,” Angie replied. “Do you want some coffee?”
Mick, blinking awake, remained silent. Angie returned a few minutes later with coffee and orange juice on a tray. While it was not a case of coitus interrupts, Angie “felt absolutely dead certain that they’d been screwing. It was so obvious, in fact, that I never even considered the possibility that they hadn’t been screwing.”
Good morning, honey! Just sleeping nude in bed with another famous guy! Nothing to see here! As weird and sensationalist as these details are, I can actually oddly see it. I don’t mean I’m, like, currently imagining it (well, now I am), just that these two guys were pretty similar-seeming and definitely friends, so I’m not immediately writing this off as a lie. They’re both talented British singers who were extraordinarily famous at the same time and both happened to be considered sex symbols. Is it that crazy that they would fall into bed with each other?
“Where Jagger was still coy about his own sexual preferences, Bowie made no effort to conceal the fact that both he and his wife were bisexual and often shared partners. “Mick looked at David and wondered if maybe this was the wave of the future,” said Leee Black Childers, former executive vice president of MainMan, the management firm that handled Bowie. “Mick was very conscious of doing whatever it takes to stay hot; David was the hottest thing around at the time.”
It’s kind of like these rumors about Tom Cruise and David Beckham hooking up. We’ve been conditioned to think of them as straight men, but they actually have quite a bit in common, so it makes more and more sense the more you think about it. Not that we’ll ever probably know the truth, but it makes me feel better about gossiping if there’s at least a possibility that the rumors are true.
Now let’s all go back to imagining these guys in their sixties crawling all over each other. Yummies.