What a failure the BBC producer heard from David Bowie

What refusal was heard by BBC producer David Bowie Manish, hair, replied, showNa, Langford, Prime Minister, appear, cut, long, liked, asked, wanted to have a haircut, say, BBC "Total, went out, Say" debut

Before becoming a mega-popular English singer David Bowie, he participated in many small British bands. One of them was called Manish Boys.

Archival photographs dated March 1965 depict Bowie with members of the Manish Boys group during a conversation with television producer Barry Langford before a BBC performance in London.


What refusal was heard by BBC producer David Bowie Manish, hair, replied, showNa, Langford, Prime Minister, appear, cut, long, liked, asked, wanted to have a haircut, say, BBC "Total, went out, Say" debut

Langford claimed that he didn’t like Bowie’s long hair, and he asked if he wanted to get a haircut before appearing on his show.


What refusal was heard by BBC producer David Bowie Manish, hair, replied, showNa, Langford, Prime Minister, appear, cut, long, liked, asked, wanted to have a haircut, say, BBC "Total, went out, Say" debut

To which Bowie replied to Langford: "I would not cut my hair for the Prime Minister, let alone the BBC."


What refusal was heard by BBC producer David Bowie Manish, hair, replied, showNa, Langford, Prime Minister, appear, cut, long, liked, asked, wanted to have a haircut, say, BBC "Total, went out, Say" debut

Just a year after the Manish Boys performed on the BBC, Bowie released his first single, “Do Anything You Say”


What refusal was heard by BBC producer David Bowie Manish, hair, replied, showNa, Langford, Prime Minister, appear, cut, long, liked, asked, wanted to have a haircut, say, BBC "Total, went out, Say" debut

In 1967, his self-titled debut album was released.


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