CARY'S COMICS CRAZE - 'Birthday Bowie' quietly turns 60

Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame singer David Bowie quietly turns 60 Monday. How does a British rock legend "quietly" celebrate a birthday, when the same man celebrated his 50th birthday at a Madison Square Garden concert featuring Lou Reed and the lead singers of the Pixies, Cure and Smashing Pumpkins? It's also easy when you consider the media usually focuses on the late King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley, who was born 12 years before David Robert Jones. In 1966, Jones changed his last name to Bowie (pronounced "bo-ee") because, as Bowie often has said, "There was not enough space in the world for two Davey Joneses," a reference to The Monkees' lead singer....
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Rock-n-roll Hall of Fame singer David Bowie quietly turns 60 Monday. How does a British rock legend "quietly" celebrate a birthday, when the same man celebrated his 50th birthday at a Madison Square Garden concert featuring Lou Reed and the lead singers of the Pixies, Cure and Smashing Pumpkins?

It's also easy when you consider the media usually focuses on the late King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley, who was born 12 years before David Robert Jones. In 1966, Jones changed his last name to Bowie (pronounced "bo-ee") because, as Bowie often has said, "There was not enough space in the world for two Davey Joneses," a reference to The Monkees' lead singer....