David Bowie remembered: David Stopps, founder of Friars Aylesbury

Murray Stassen

“What’s a clean cut kid like you still doing in a small town like this?”

I was walking from the Friars Aylesbury Phase Three Civic Centre venue up in to the Market Square on Tuesday, March 1, 1977. A couple of guys were coming towards me. One was a slim figure in a white silk scarf who greeted me with the above line. It was the Thin White Duke. It was David Bowie.

Bowie was in town that day to ...

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