BBC rejected David Bowie because he had ‘no personality’

David Bowie

This letter may well be the single most important and profound piece of self-help ever written regarding dealing with criticism and rejection, whether that be artistically or just in life in general.

Words such as spaceman, alien, androgynous, hero, legend, demigod, herculean lord of art and culture, are all synonymous — bar the last few where I got carried away — with David Bowie, and the singular thread that links them is a notion that the Starman was cut from a different cloth. The fact of the matter is that he was indeed a freak. A freak in the most laudatory way, a creative freak, an aesthetic freak, a talent freak and in general just an otherworldly life-giving freakazoid. More about this article in the link below…

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