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Old 26 July 2007, 05:51 AM
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Comment: I heard that the reason David Bowie has two different colored
eyes is because he was stabbed in the eye with a bowie knife. The same
rumor says that this is also why he goes by David Bowie. Is this true?
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:02 AM
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A couple of websites that repeat this tidbit:

http://www.teenagewildlife.com/info/faq/14.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie

http://www.askmen.com/men/entertainm...vid_bowie.html

It's a pretty widespread "factoid" apparently, but I guess you'd have to go straight to the source to truly verify it.
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:23 AM
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The way I heard it is that he was punched in the eye.
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:46 AM
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The way I heard it is that he was punched in the eye.
Yep, that's what the websites I linked to say as well. The knifing is a new twist on the story as far as I know.
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:49 AM
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A couple of websites that repeat this tidbit:
Actually, none of them make the claim that's in the OP. What they (and all other sources I know of) say is that Bowie was punched in the eye during a fight. The first two include the detail that the friend he was fighting with was wearing a ring, which is presumably what did the damage that screwed up his eye.
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:50 AM
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Actually, none of them make the claim that's in the OP. What they (and all other sources I know of) say is that Bowie was punched in the eye during a fight. The first two include the detail that the friend he was fighting with was wearing a ring, which is presumably what did the damage that screwed up his eye.
Yep, and I corrected my mistake (which I intended to post originally about the difference but then somehow forgot) directly above your post.
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Old 26 July 2007, 07:04 AM
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Yep, and I corrected my mistake (which I intended to post originally about the difference but then somehow forgot) directly above your post.
Which was posted while I was composing my post. *shrug* Oh, well, it turned out to be unnecessary, but that rarely stops anyone when they can see the post that made it so.
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Old 26 July 2007, 07:06 AM
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Which was posted while I was composing my post. *shrug* Oh, well, it turned out to be unnecessary, but that rarely stops anyone when they can see the post that made it so.
No biggie either way. Just don't want to be branded a heretic in the eyes of David Bowie fans, that's a scary lot.
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Old 26 July 2007, 08:13 AM
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I'm not sure why he's called Bowie in particular, but didn't he change it from Jones to avoid being mistaken for a Monkee?
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Old 26 July 2007, 09:19 AM
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I'm not sure why he's called Bowie in particular, but didn't he change it from Jones to avoid being mistaken for a Monkee?
Yep, sure did. Real name, David Robert Jones. Davey Jones of Monkees fame, was already well-known (having been a child actor) when Bowie was starting out so he picked a stage name to avoid confusion.

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Yep, sure did. Real name, David Robert Jones.
David Robert Heyward-Jones to be precise.
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Old 26 July 2007, 09:41 AM
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David Robert Heyward-Jones to be precise.
That's all nice and dandy, but did he get stabbed with a Heyward-Jones knife now, or didn't he?



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Old 26 July 2007, 12:35 PM
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Picking a tiny nit with the OP - I believe it's incorrect in another way. I'm fairly sure that Bowie does not actually have two different colored eyes; one of his pupils is permanently dilated making one eye appear darker than the other.

According to most to most of what I've seen, it was due to getting punched in the eye. Not stabbed.

I know there are some pictures of him that look very much as though he does have two different color eyes - but whether that's due to photo retouching, or a colored contact, I couldn't say.

There are certainly people who have two different color eyes. Kate Bosworth for one. My sister, for another.

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Old 26 July 2007, 12:45 PM
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There are certainly people who have two different color eyes. Kate Bosworth for one. My sister, for another.

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I woman I knew growing up had one blue eye and one green eye. She had colored contact lenses at least a decade before they became commonplace.
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Old 26 July 2007, 02:09 PM
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I saw an interview with Bowie himself where he addressed this. His eyes are actually blue but the one with the permanently dilated pupil looks darker and almost hazel simply because the iris is compacted so much. His did get punched in that eye which is what caused it to be damaged.

ETA: This image shows his eyes pretty well, and his awful veneers.

I liked his real snaggly teeth better.
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Old 26 July 2007, 03:10 PM
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The knifing is a new twist on the story...
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Good one.....
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Old 26 July 2007, 04:27 PM
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Everything was already answered but the one tidbit I can add is that he liked Mick Jagger's name and wanted something with equal punch to it.

Also, he was fighting with his best friend over a girl, whose name he can't remember now.
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Old 26 July 2007, 06:51 PM
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Everything was already answered but the one tidbit I can add is that he liked Mick Jagger's name and wanted something with equal punch to it.

Also, he was fighting with his best friend over a girl, whose name he can't remember now.
Was her name Lucille?


Sorry, B.B.

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Old 26 July 2007, 08:08 PM
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David Duchovny has a similar injury from a basketball game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duchovny
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There are certainly people who have two different color eyes. Kate Bosworth for one. My sister, for another.

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Kate Bosworth's eye's don't look like they are two different colours there, just that there is a discoloured spot on one eye. My DD has two different coloured eyes.
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