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David Bowie was grateful to have been punched in the face as a teenager because it resulted in his trademark eyes, according to the man who walloped him.
George Underwood, an old friend of the future music legend, revealed that childhood jostling over a girl they both liked led to him smacking Bowie and unintentionally rupturing his iris sphincter muscle.
Life - Mars - Hitmaker - Thump - Blue
But he claims the Life On Mars hitmaker later thanked him for the 1962 thump because his iconic blue and brown eyes played into his flamboyant Ziggy Stardust alter-ego.
'So I was very p***** off with him, and in the morning I got on the bus to school and overheard him talking about this girl he was going out with,' he told the Telegraph.
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'At break time I hit him. Later David said I did him a favour - everyone talks about his eyes, don't they.'
This mystique helped fuel some of Bowie's greatest creations and enhance iconic images, such as the album cover for Heroes in 1977.
Artist - Mr - Underwood
Artist Mr Underwood explained that the...
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