Biography claims Jagger had affair with Bowie 'to stay hot'
When Bowie's wife found him in bed with Jagger, she 'asked if they wanted coffee'
A NEW book by celebrity biographer Christopher Andersen claims Mick Jagger and David Bowie had an affair. Andersen, the author of a series of revealing, often scandalous, bestselling biographies of celebrities such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana, makes the claims in Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger.
The book, which is being serialised in The New York Daily News, lays bare the details of the alleged affair, which has been the subject of much speculation and which Jagger has always denied.
"Mick Jagger and David Bowie fascinated each other, both as stars and as men," writes Andersen. He alleges the infatuation began around 1973, when Bowie was being hailed as a hot new star. He quotes Bowie's one time manager, Lee Black Childers, who says: "Mick was very conscious of doing whatever it takes to stay hot; David was the hottest thing around at the time."
Bowie's wife Angie apparently discovered the couple after returning home from a few days out of town. Andersen writes that Angie pushed open her bedroom door and found Jagger and Bowie, naked in bed together, sleeping. Both men woke up with a start, Angie told Andersen.
"Oh, hello," said Bowie, clearly taken by surprise. "How are you?"
"I'm fine," Angie replied. "Do you want some coffee?"
Angie says she returned a few minutes later with drinks, then popped out to run some errands, to allow Mick to leave.
But despite her calm response, Andersen suggests that Angie was upset about the alleged tryst. She was afraid it might be serious, and wondered how she would compete with Jagger. But she also felt Bowie had nothing to gain from cosying up to Jagger, and the affair might even jeopardise his hipper, younger fan base.
Andersen alleges that Jagger later tried to seduce Angie, but she "could not stop giggling". Meanwhile, Jagger's former lover, Marianne Faithfull, is alleged to have carried on an affair with Bowie in 1973 - at the height of his supposed relationship with Jagger.
Angie was convinced that Jagger and Bowie were having sex, but she once joked: "Maybe, they were writing 'Angie' when I caught them in bed together."