, fans and media have dissected much of his musical and cultural legacy.Bowie stands as a towering figure over the last 45 years of music, and as a celebrity famous for an ever-changing, enigmatic approach to his life and art, there is much to be analyzed in the wake of his passing. One uncomfortable facet of the iconic rocker’s past has suddenly been thrust into the center of the dialogue, and it’s raised questions about both Bowie and the world that has enabled him and so many others.The high-profile controversies surrounding contemporary stars like R.
And since his death, more fans and commentators have had to question Bowie’s own past with teen girls as well.
In a Thrillist piece entitled, I Lost My Virginity To David Bowie: Confessions of a ‘70s Groupie, Lori Mattix recalls a sexual encounter with Bowie when she was only 14 years old.“He focused his famously two-colored eyes on me and said, ‘Lori, darling, can you come with me? “He walked me through his bedroom and into the bathroom, where he dropped his kimono.
He got into the tub, already filled with water, and asked me to wash him. Then he escorted me into the bedroom, gently took off my clothes, and de-virginized me.”Rock star escapades from that period have been glamorized for decades with no regard for how disturbing or illegal the behavior was.
It became a part of the mythos—a disgusting testament to how little the writers documenting the happenings of the day cared about taking their heroes to task.
And it was right there in the music itself: The Rolling Stones sang about underage girls in “Stray Cat Blues” and Chuck Berry glorified the teenage “groupie” in “Sweet Little Sixteen” a decade earlier.