Monday, January 11, 2016

David Bowie and TPSS

David Bowie appears to have a connection to the local area.  Michael Oberman, a Silver Spring native who went on to write for the old Washington Star and is now a nature photographer, has for some time posted photos from the time of Bowie's arrival in the DC area for his first US appearance in 1971.  Oberman's brother was apparently a publicist for Bowie's record company, and the three headed from Dulles to the Oberman family home in Silver Spring.  Later that night, they headed to party central - Takoma Park:
For those of you who haven't seen me post this photo before...this was later that evening at my parent's house in Silver Spring, Maryland. Me waving, my brother Ron and David. After spending some time at the house, we all went to dinner at Emerson's in Silver Spring. The hostess was shocked and seated us in a booth with a curtain and closed the curtain. After dinner, David and my brother came back to my house in Takoma Park. It was there that David saw his first bong.
And the rest, as they say, was history.

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