David Bowie’s Ex, Angela, Speaks

There was a rather lengthy first-person article by Angie Bowie in The Daily Mail today, detailing some of her marriage to David Bowie. She was…blunt.

David and I were divorced in 1980 and there has been silence between us ever since. Despite our decade of marriage and a child together I was airbrushed out of his life.

He never demonstrated any affection or gratitude after we parted. He fired anyone who mentioned my name.

Pictures of us together were destroyed. He would never let it be acknowledged what I had done for him. I was given a kiss off, whacked financially. The vitriol was extraordinary.

Once when I was having an argument with his PA Corinne Schwab, he hurtled across the room and grabbed me by the throat with both hands and started squeezing.

He was high. It was awful. Corinne dragged him off. Some time after that when David and I met in Berlin to talk about divorce, I found all her stuff in his apartment so I re-arranged it – straight through the bedroom window. I heard it landed on a car below.

When we divorced I only wanted two things: a relationship with our son Zowie and enough money to live on until I had established my own career. I got neither.


Read the entire article here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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