I saw over on To The Manner Born that today is rocker Bryan Ferry’s birthday. If you don’t know, Ferry was the frontman of the band Roxy Music, whose Love is a Drug, Avalon and More Than This rank among the anthems of my college years. After Robert Palmer, Bryan Ferry was one of the most well-dressed men on the 80’s rock scene, and as Nicky Haslam said, Ferry was more likely to redecorate a hotel room than trash it. His London apartment was featured in the WSJ. Magazine last year and it featured a long interview with Ferry, images of the flat and a video about his newest album, Olympia. Ferry lives in a block of flats in Chelsea whose former residents included some of the most well-known artists of their time, including Whistler, Sargent and Turner. I did a piece on this block of flats, here.
Happy Birthday, Bryan Ferry, and thanks for the memories!