The night of the party, everyone was there—Aretha [Franklin], Gladys [Knight].
At some point, my manager came over and said, "David Bowie's over there! " I was not a professional singer at that point, but of course I wasn't going to say no. Yes, he was a perfectionist, not just about the studio work but also about how he looked, how he wrote, all kinds of different things.
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.
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.
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.
Was that exhausting—trying to vie with all the admirers for his attention?
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.
It was not the sensational Mick and David having sex.
The singer Ava Cherry was sound asleep in her Lincoln Park home on the morning of January 11 when her phone began incessantly chiming and vibrating with alerts. "My heart just sank," recalls Cherry, who was raised in Woodlawn. I don't know why I felt that suddenly because, of course, he was married—but my remembering him from the past was just a flood of fantastic memories.
Who's Facebooking me and texting me this much this early? He began my career in many ways." Though Bowie's first marriage didn't legally end until 1980, his love affair with Cherry spanned one of the late artist's most intensely creative periods, from the tail end of 1972 until 1975, during which Bowie was either touring on, writing, or recording the albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Aladdin Sane (1973), Diamond Dogs (1974), and Young Americans (1975).
She awoke at almost 5 AM to find some 350 messages reacting to the death of her ex-boyfriend and collaborator David Bowie.