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David Bowie On Working In Adland - 'I Loathed It'

  • The Drum, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:01 AM

In July 1963 a young David Jones (aka Bowie) enlisted in the only nine-to-five job of his illustrious career – working as a junior visualiser/paste up artist with Nevin D Hirst Advertising at its office in New Bond Street, London. In ‘Starman: David Bowie -The Definitive Biography’, the late star is quoted as saying of his time in advertising: “I loathed [it]. During a 1975 interview, he would go even further, saying: “It was diabolical, I never realised being an artist meant buckling under so much."

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