It was Cherry, after all, who introduced Bowie to the network of musicians at New York's Apollo Theater, where he began piecing together a band to record with.
In '73 and '74 Bowie produced the Astronettes, a nonstarter that features Cherry's vocals on a curious collection of Bowie-penned tracks; the session was released in somewhat official forms in 19.
I wasn't trying to vie for his attention because I knew I had him. When he walked away [during a party], I was talking to someone else—Andy Warhol or Mick or whomever.
I was never the jealous type who would follow someone around a room.
" "That was always one that made me really feel something," she says. At four o'clock in the morning he'd go out to work and wouldn't come home until about nine o'clock at night.
"And it talks about the lawman beating up the wrong guy—and that's exactly what's happening right now here in Chicago so I can relate." Cherry spoke over the phone on Tuesday about falling in love with the English gentleman behind the out-there Ziggy Stardust persona, Bowie's attitude toward interracial dating, the rumors surrounding his and Mick Jagger's relationship—and she even attempts to set the record straight about Bowie's much-debated Labyrinth bulge. My mom worked for Playboy in the administration department and was a homemaker.
Even though I was in bed with them many times, I ended up just watching them have sex." Is that true? I told them I didn't say that, but it didn't stop them from writing it.
You're quoted in a 2012 Mick Jagger biography by Christopher Andersen as saying, "Mick and David were really sexually obsessed with each other. She awoke at almost 5 AM to find some 350 messages reacting to the death of her ex-boyfriend and collaborator David Bowie.As a black woman, Cherry says she was able to give Bowie some confidence he needed to explore Philly R&B sounds on Young Americans, his so-called "plastic soul" album on which her voice can be heard in harmony with Luther Vandross's.What she tried to do was come in and say all these things that were not true just to hurt him about whatever he was.If he did sleep with Mick, it was in total secret and I never did see it.