Fight between David Bowie and Lou Reed revealed

'Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide' gives details of the 1979 punch-up

Details of fight between David Bowie and Lou Reed in 1979 have been revealed.

Uncut’s Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide magazine reveals how Bowie and Reed came to blows after Reed’s show at London Hammersmith Odeon at the Chelsea Rendezvous restaurant.

Reed apparently began hitting and attacking Bowie while the pair were sharing a congenial dinner. It took nine people to wrestle Reed off Bowie, while Reed continued to scream insults at his friend.


The pair then kissed and made up, but seconds later Reed was seen dragging Bowie across the table by his shirt and hitting him in the face. Reed was then escorted off the premises by his minders.

The 180 page collectors’ special also includes a new look at every single Bowie album, as well as rare photos, classic interviews and an in-depth history of the star.

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