David Bowie Photography Exhibition Hits Essex

An interesting adjunct to this month’s Music of David Bowie A to Z challenge, in which Geoff MacCormack’s name has already come up!

Every record tells a story

Geoff MacCormack was just seven years old and was wearing the brown uniform of Burnt Ash Primary school when he first met David Jones. They went to cub scouts together and were in the choir together. It transpired neither the cubs, choir nor school would end up providing the boys with the strangest outfits they would ever wear.

They bonded over a love of music, singing Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers’ “I’m Not A Juvenile Delinquent” on the corner of Cambridge Road when they were still in primary school. Their friendship even survived a moment when Geoff left a couple of David’s records on a sunny window sill, warping them.

Geoff and David stayed in touch as they grew up. Geoff once took a job at a men’s boutique called Mr Fish, introducing David – now having shed his Jones surname in favour of Bowie – to Mr Fish’s unique…

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