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watch: david bowie's first tv appearance at age 17 was a delightful prank

in november 1964, 17-year-old david bowie (then jones) appeared on 's "tonight" to talk about his new society for the prevention of cruelty to long-haired men, a pr stunt cooked up by his dad. bowie was already a veteran rocker, having played with the rads,tthe king bees, and the manish boys. from wendy leigh's bowie: the biog hy:

he might have been part of the manish boys, but inside, david had always seen himself as a star who stood on his own. so he was heartened when his father e up with a masterstroke.... john jones swung into action and, applying his well-honed pr skills, along with david's input, concocted a cause designed to thrust david into the limelight....

consequently, in november 1964, at john jones's behest, the ever-obliging leslie thomas [a columnist and former barnardo's boy who'd previously written about the king bees, also at john jones's behest] published an article in the evening news titled "for those beyond the fringe," announcing the formation of a new society, the international league for the preservation of animal filament, whose founder and president was none other than david jones.