Saturday, November 16, 2019

Blind Item #6 - Reader Blind

Divorce papers from the split a few years back of this iconic in sound and look/attire foreign born singer and his much younger wife who dated another family member first show the level of control he exerted.  Weekly, she was given memorandums on hair length and clothing and food intake.  Her clothes were assigned to her by date.  She was also given a schedule for what to do in her free time and even had to attend weigh ins to make sure she did not exceed a certain weight. 

This singer has long had a reputation for being a control freak. Another musician who is known for his collaborative songwriting in a critically acclaimed reunited group that should be more famous worked with the singer for awhile and in his autobiography wrote that ,among other examples of the singer’s personality, in his office that handles his business concerns, all the pencils had to be sharpened to the exact same length.

 This singer was originally part of a band a number of decades ago that had a few hits but their biggest claim to fame was being years ahead of their time in their sound and look, a huge influence on the next decade’s music. This band was recently honored in a public event.  On his own, the singer also had a couple hits but has sometimes taken a long time between releases due to his perfectionist tendencies in the studio.  In his romantic life, he has been linked with royalty in his home country and was in a very publicized relationship with another famous person who left him for an even more famous singer.

39 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music/Jerry Hall/Mick Jagger

Tricia13 said...

Inducted into RnR Hallmof fame . WAY overdue.
He is my dream
Man. That is all ❤️

Tricia13 said...

Phil Manzanera for reunited musician? I never heard Bryan was a control freak- but he is a massive talent and most are

KnitWit said...

The dream may be better than the reality

MDAnderson said...

Definitely Bryan ferry. He married a girl who was dating one of his sons. Still looks good too.

Tricia13 said...

Omg. Literally have seen since I was 15 -first time Radio City Music Hall. Everyone was in the 30s lol. I bet my mom
He’s come out in a black suit ,White shirt ,red tie. (he did). Last time was at the Hard Rock Seminole and he looked older, but even better somehow. Just an absolutely beautiful,classy guy

Gator said...

Jerry Hall was never married to Bryan Ferry

Tricia13 said...

No- that’s why the blind says “was in a very publicized relationship with...”

MDAnderson said...

It’s the hair for me Tricia! Just one of those men that is mesmerizing at any age.

Guesser said...

@Tricia13, you wouldn't take that sh!t from him and you know it! I remember thinking Jerry Hall lost her mind when she left him for Mick. She started up with him at 17,I believe. He also dated Ava Cherry when she was like 16,pre her Bowie days. I also would like to know the book that was referred to.

Tricia13 said...

Quite right,I wouldn’t or couldn’t. But the idea of him still ... (his standards album was amazing as well). That said-Brian Eno releases an auto biography called “on a Faraway Beach”.. May be him
(Or Phil M).
Lucy Birley was the divorce I think..she died a year or so ago

La Morena said...

Damn not Bryan . The ultimate in good taste and class . Le sigh always the handsome ones that mess it up for themselves and moi.😕

Guesser said...

I think the controlled wife was the recent one,Amanda,because she dated one of the sons.I think Lucy was mother to all his children?

gauloise said...
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gauloise said...

Squeeze, Chris Difford for the other musician, worked as his lyricist

"I sharpened pencils until they were all the same height in the jar. "

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-4800220/Squeeze-frontman-Chris-Difford-working-Bryan-Ferry.html

Sd Auntie said...

wondered why his ex wife committed suicide. WTF!!

Tricia13 said...

Yes girl,yes. The hair,eyes, flair... voice. Any Englishmen singing Bossa nova is 👌 in my book. Listen to “windswept “(off Boys and Girls I think).

Tricia13 said...

https://open.spotify.com/track/4KU3A3VlCDwPJVxLz3WM3z?si=xy2fkugeTl-5_XdpHutPmA

Tricia13 said...
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Tricia13 said...




The “New Romantic” movement still my fave by the way(Roxy, Velvet Underground)... paves the way for our Duran Durans❤️And so many...

Tricia13 said...

As for Kim Gordon- again,hope this helps ya matey
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Gordon

Tricia13 said...

https://youtu.be/hEana02qqTU

Education for free:) You Are Welcome , dear child.

Tricia13 said...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_rock

Tricia13 said...

Cool story ,brau

Gerbil S Sac said...

So this is another Daily Mail "blind"?

zerooptions said...

bryan ferry / jerry hall / mick jagger

CJ said...

This is Bryan Ferry. I've heard he is highly attentive to detail (i.e. control freak) which is why I expect his much younger wife left him. She dated one of his sons first and then dated Bryan for a few years. She was with him for a quite a while before they married. Once married, she left him within a couple years.

He also dated Jerry Hall in the 70s who left him for Mick Jagger.

Studio54 said...

Bryan Ferry's wife of 20 years, Lucy, killed herself a couple of years ago.

In Jerry Hall's book, she said that in Texas, a cockroach crawled up a wall in her house. She said Ferry would have freaked, but Mick just laughed...

Studio54 said...

I don't think there is anything cool or classy about Bryan Ferry.
It's all an act. He came up in the Glam pre-punk era in London with Bowie, and in the mid 70's came up with a new image, as a cool crooner. He's a working class kid who used Lucy and her upper class upbringing to learn how an upper class gentleman is supposed to ACT. It's an act. His attitude towards women is Neanderthal.

Tricia13 said...

So you’ve seen him in concert ,and met him and all?

Tricia13 said...

Well aware of his coal mining dad.
Makes it more remarkable that he distinguished himself,the way he did. His voice is silk and his taste impeccable.
Was there a question there?

MichiganMama59 said...

I saw him in concert. they were great.

Studio54 said...

I remember reading Ferry was bi-polar. It might account for his control freak attitude.

His wife Lucy was in and out of rehab for alcohol abuse during their marriage.

IMO< He thinks of women as a trophy, they are objects that reflect on him.

SlimKeith said...

Unknown-- is hysterical, his comments are so full of vitriol and way out of proportion to any possible offense. Talk about a lack of perspective. I imagine he stomps his little fat foot when he doesn't get his way.
He left abruptly, his Mum probably called him up from the basement for dinner.

rednoir said...

I saw Bryan and Roxy twice in the seventies. One of the few virtues of being old.

Goodau said...

Me too rednoir. The Hammersmith Odeon in the late 70s. 1979 I think.
I'm glad that I was unaware of his foibles. I would not have lasted 12hrs under that kind attempt to control.

Velvet Voice said...

My ADORED Bryan Ferry ..

I went to his concert as a teen in Argentina ... he was PURE PERFECTION and a then friend of mine told me he didnt like to be touched by fans at the backstage

shakey said...

Now I have a mix of Avalon and If I Didn't Love You (I'd Hate You) in my head.

. said...

Studio 54, how can you say Bryan Ferry isn't classy, if you haven't seen him IN CONCERT! IN CONCERT! Where every movement is calculated, every bit of phrasing is rehearsed for hours...

Bryan Ferry is clearly a working-class boy who made good. That's it. But that is the height, isn't it? Why try to make him out to be what he is not? It just detracts from his achievements.

He married his son's girlfriend, which is not "classy," but a character flaw.

"Classy" is a tacky term, usually used by people who don't understand what class is, and who usually associate class with nice clothing.

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