Mary Angela Barnett, better known as Angela Bowie, met an ever-eccentric David Bowie in 1969 when she was 19 years old. They married after a year of dating, had a child, and Bowie wrote “The Prettiest Star” and “Golden Years” about their young love. Angela was also noted as being the inspiration for The Rolling Stones’ “Angie,” but, as usual, Mick Jagger crushed that rumor. The Bowies split in 1980, and Angela went on to star in a few films, write a few bestselling books, and release a few songs. An album entitled Fancy Footwork is allegedly in the works. Let’s dance?
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