Suzi Ronson opens up on being ‘tour madam’ for ‘naughty boy’ David Bowie | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | EUROtoday

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David Bowie’s former stylist Suzi Ronson, who created the long-lasting pink coiffure he wore throughout his Ziggy Stardust period, has opened up about life on the street with the legendary musician. Suzi penned a e-book about her time working and touring with the Life On Mars singer known as Me and Mr Jones during which she described herself because the “tour madam” after articulating how she would organise ladies to fulfill the band after reveals.

Speaking solely to upfront of the Belfast Book Festival, the place she shall be discussing all of it intimately, she was eager to make clear that this was a tongue-in-cheek comment. “I christened myself the Tour Madam, and in those days, it didn’t mean what it means now. Well I suppose it did but it was much more light-hearted,” she stated, talking by way of Zoom from Portugal.

“I christened myself that tongue-in-cheek because there came a point where the band couldn’t be like most bands and wait in the dressing room – the girls come back and they sign the photographs. It wasn’t like that. The band was so well received and ][they were] scared [of the fans]. We had to get them off the stage, get them in the car and get them back to the hotel.

“Well, you do a present like that it’s essential have a drink with any individual – have amusing, a little bit of reward. That’s what it is all about. And what I used to do was I bought on the bus with the remainder of the band, and there have been children hanging across the bus and I’d ask in the event that they needed to return again. I wasn’t bringing them again…. I wasn’t procuring ladies…I used to be merely bringing followers again to the resort.

“And the majority of the time the band – David was quite a naughty boy but the rest of the band really weren’t – they were straight lads from Yorkshire. I mean they might have worn the make up but they had girlfriends and wives. I don’t think… I mean I’m sure they dallied here and there – who wouldn’t under those circumstances… But they never did anything terrible.

“David by no means did something horrible both. But my God he was saying within the papers he is homosexual and he is this and he is that so he needed to sort of reside as much as it,” she laughed.

Suzi Fussey, as she was then, was only in her early 20s at the time. Having met Bowie in 1970, she was part of his inner sanctum until he retired the Ziggy Stardust character in 1973.

She went on to marry his legendary Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson and have a daughter, Lisa.

Reflecting now on how she would have felt if Lisa had been offered a similar invitation, she acknowledges she wouldn’t have been happy.

“People have requested me earlier than, ‘What if it was your daughter?’ And while you put it like that, when my daughter was 16, I would not have preferred that in any respect,” she admitted.

“And [there was one girl of 16] she was laughing and she or he was nice. She seemed tremendous and she or he seemed about 20 and she or he needed to return on the bus. Nobody was twisting anyone’s arm,” Suzi reiterated.

“Where was her mum? I suppose her mum will need to have been outdoors ready for her – poor mum. And then when she did not present up, she lastly determined that she needed to come search for her. Well accomplished mom. I take my hat off to her.”

Indeed, Suzi fully relates to the mother’s experience, as she recalled having a “little bit of a double normal” when Lisa had the opportunity to go backstage at a Guns n Roses concert in Madison Square Garden at a similar age.

“I stated, ‘Darling, I do know what goes on there. You’re not going,'” she laughed.

Suzi Ronson: My Life With David Bowie shall be hosted By Aine Cronin McCartney as a part of the Belfast Book Festival on June 9 at 7.30pm in Crescent Arts Centre.