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Bowie's first US fan letter is revealed

PUBLISHED: 15:39 13 January 2010 | UPDATED: 09:54 12 August 2010

AN AMERICAN David Bowie fan has released a letter she received from the star before he found international fame. The Space Oddity singer

AN AMERICAN David Bowie fan has released a letter she received from the star before he found international fame.

The Space Oddity singer wrote to Sandra Adams in 1967 when he was 20-years-old before he became a worldwide star.

Bowie, who turned 63 last Friday on what would have been Elvis's 75th birthday, told the 14-year-old Sandra that her letter was the first international fan mail he had received.

In his reply letter, he said: "Dear Sandra, when I called in to my manager's office, a few moments ago I was handed my very first American fan letter - and it was from you.

"I was so pleased that I had to sit down and type an immediate reply, even though Ken's (manager Ken Pitt) shouting at me to get on with a script he badly needs. That can wiat (wi-at? That's a new English word which means wait)."

The singer then went on to answer Sandra's questions about his height and real name.

He added: "Thank you for being so kind as to write to me and do please write again and let me know some more about yourself."

But after asking her questions about his real name and height, the young Bowie was unconvinced of reaching worldwide fame.

He wrote: "There is a fan club in England but if things go well in the States then we will have one there I suppose. It is a little early to even think about it."

The singer, who now lives in New York with his wife Iman and daughter Lexi, wrote: "I hope one day to get to America, my manager tells me lots about it as he has been there many times with other acts he managers."

Sandra told reporters: "I had told him I liked his writing and the songs were good.

"I think I'd told him they were as good as the Beatles, maybe, or some such. I wish I had kept a copy of what I wrote.

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