Singing “My Death” on the Russell Harty show—a performance that is sadly lost.
Arnold Corns (name derived from the song “Arnold Layne”) is an odd thing. It was Bowie’s initial experiment in creating a fake rockstar. It was a band made up of the soon-to-be Spiders and fronted by 18-year-old dress maker Freddie Burretti, who would go on to design many of Bowie’s glam suits. However, Freddie did not actually sing. The idea was for Bowie to do the vocals and have Freddie be the face of the band, without the public’s knowledge. But it never really made it off the ground. Several recordings were made, but Bowie was soon drawn away by the lure of Ziggy. It’s that short attention span again.