Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Rock N Roll Bedtime Stories
Episode 131 - David Bowie vs Tony Defries

The guys get into a listener letter asking about why Bowie went broke in the ’70’s – and they find out a whole lot about bad deals, questionable aspirations, and the business school of hard knocks.


Songs used in this episode: Edison Lighthouse “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”; David Bowie “Fame.”

The MainMan narrative:  

The MainMan podcast:

A very helpful Reddit thread:

More helpful Reddit discussion:

Arthur King’s piece from Record Collector, 1987:

The Pete Doggett book:

Ziggy Stardust doll:

Rolling Stone, 1972, Timothy Ferris piece:

When Bowie goes to see Elvis:

Edison Lighthouse: