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Valentino, Rudi: Stage name for
Freddi Burretti when singing in Bowie's Arnold Corns project.
Vanilla, Cherry: Real name Kathy
Dorritie. Daughter of a New York advertising executive and former Andy Warhol underground
star who became Bowie's notorious press officer and publicist on the 2nd leg of the 1st US
Tour. She wrote to radio stations in every town that Bowie was to visit and her
outrageous visits ahead of Bowie (she would often bare her breasts at press-conferences
and describe Bowie as a "sexual antichrist") often stirred up much pre-tour
publicity. She later wrote a poetry book called "Compositions" about her
days with David Bowie.
"I was the tongue of Bowie when it really
mattered. The amazing thing is that it all worked. I established the MainMan
newspaper and the sensational "My World by David Bowie"
column in London. I ghost-wrote it for David, telling all his little fans about all
the places I had never seen." - Cherry Vanilla
"Velvet Goldmine" (Bowie): Bonus song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS
FROM MARS (1972).
Visconti, Tony: Bowie's friend and
record producer on THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970) album and numerous albums post the
Ziggy Stardust era.
Voorman, Klaus: German-born bass
player who was associated with The Beatles during their Hamburg days. He played on
Lou Reed's TRANSFORMER (1972). Bowie held a dinner party for Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman
in Los Angeles in April 1973.