can say definitely that picture is not of Tim - although there
is a passing resemblance - for several reasons, according to Judy:
1) Tim was not in the UK at that time.
2) Tim would never have worn that shirt, especially unbuttoned
3) Tim's hair was much shorter by that time
4) Most damning - Tim never, ever smoked cigarettes, There is
a picture on our website with him with a cigar, but that was a
That would not be there first time that someone had impersonated
Tim, if that was indeed what happened. Joni Mitchell relates a
When I started on this project, I was satisfied that it wasnt
Tim (thanks mainly to words from Lee Underwood), but so many Bowie
fans kept throwing his name back at me that I knew I had to categorically
prove that, irrespective of the photograph, that Tim was not at
the party on the 4th July 1973.
Your confirmation about the cigarettes & the shirt is really
interesting every person Ive contacted about Tim
has said exactly the same thing but the photo on the website,
with the fake cigar, had wrongfooted me thank
for letting me in on the joke.
Thanks for the Joni Mitchell clip. I wonder if the guy in the
Bowie photo is the fake Tim Buckley! Your website
says that, at the time the page was created, that information
on the source was missing this link
will fill in the gaps.
you do get others asking the same question about the Bowie photograph,
then please do send them to the website Ive create for the
Bowies Mystery Guest