8. The Thin White Duke
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David Bowie: A Tale Told In Glam & Scandal
8. 8. The Thin White Duke
Following extensive legal wranglings and the firing and hiring of a succession of ineffective managers, Bowie emerged in 1976 with a new album 'Station to Station' and new persona, the Thin White Duke. 'Station to Station' produced hits Wild is the Wind and TVC15, and the Thin White Duke was an extension of Bowie's portrayal in film The Man Who Fell To Earth. But his cocaine addiction was ravaging his thoughts. He became obsessed with fascism, and was photographed giving an alleged Nazi salute.