Words Kirk Truman
Portraits Geoff MacCormack
“As I remember, David and myself were fairly wired, yet this shot belies this…”
Just suppose that your Brilliant Pal, David Bowie that is, said to you: “Will you join my band (The Spiders from Mars) and come on a tour? And would you mind awfully if we travelled (first class) by sea to New York, and then sailed from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Canada, Hawaii and on to Japan? And then, from Japan to Siberia, through Russia (on the Trans-Siberian Express) to Moscow (for the May Day Parade), Poland, East and West Germany, and arrive in Paris just in time for tea at the George V Hotel? Followed by a relaxing holiday in Rome, just to chill out?”
Geoff MacCormack (aka Warren Peace) was asked just that. And then, just suppose, when you thought all the fun had finished, your Brilliant Pal said: “Would you mind being a dog (Diamond), and coming back to New York on an even better ship, eating caviar every day and joining another band, then another band, helping out on a few albums (six), and generally hanging out and having the time of your life for a couple more years? Suppose all that happened… Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have kept a photo or two?