David Bowie used to 'hide under the table' to avoid Roger Moore

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 16:25 IST

London [UK], Sept. 26 (ANI): It seems like David Bowie and Roger Moore shared a really awkward friendship in the late 70s.

A brand new biography has revealed that David Bowie used to hide under a table to avoid the James Bond star, reports The Independent.

Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Hanif Kureishi shared that '007' star, who passed away in May, befriended the musician after he moved to Switzerland where he proceeded to drop in on the 'Space Oddity' singer unannounced.

Author Dylan Jones at the press launch of his new biography 'David Bowie: A Life' shared that "one of the weirdest people to be in Bowie's orbit was Roger Moore."

Jones added, "Kureishi told me this story, that when David Bowie moved to Switzerland at the end of the Seventies to escape tax and drug dealers, he didn't know anybody there. He was in this huge house on the outskirts of Geneva - he knew nobody."

"One day, about half-past five in the afternoon, there's a knock on the door, and there he was: 'Hello, David.' Roger Moore comes in, and they had a cup of tea. He stays for drinks, and then dinner, and tells lots of stories about the James Bond films. They had a fantastic time - a brilliant night. But then, the next day, at 5.30. Knock, knock, it's Roger Moore. He invites himself in again, and sits down: 'Yeah, I'll have a gin and tonic, David.' He tells the same stories - but they're slightly less entertaining the second time around,." continued Kureishi.

It was apparently here where the burgeoning friendship came to an end.

He noted, "After two weeks [of Moore turning up] at 5.25pm - literally every day - David Bowie could be found underneath the kitchen table pretending not to be in."

Jones' new biography saw the author interview over 150 people with some sharing such personal stories that they refused to be quoted on the record. (ANI)

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