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F**king Pop Classics: Alan McGee's Favourite Albums
Alex Niven , July 7th, 2014 10:06

The former Creation Records, now 359 Music man charts his musical history from child of glam to record label boss with Alex Niven

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David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
This was probably the record that got me into albums. I heard it in '72, and that's when I got into Bowie. And I suppose for four years after that I questioned my sexuality, because I liked Bowie that much. It wasn't until I was 16 that I realised I was probably heterosexual. But I loved Bowie, I was obsessed with Bowie. You know like little girls have pictures of One Direction? My whole bedroom was covered in David Bowie, and I think my dad thought I was gay, and I was going "maybe I am too". But it turned out I liked girls. I think Bowie changed a lot of attitudes to bisexuality and homosexuality, and he never gets enough respect for that.


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