Letter to Hermione

Album: Space Oddity (1969)

Songfacts®:

  • This is Bowie's love letter to an old girlfriend, Hermione Farthingale, who he met through his dance teacher, Lindsey Kemp. The couple lived together in London in 1968, though Farthingale would later dump Bowie for the dancer, Stephen Reinhardt.
  • The comedian, Ricky Gervais, told BBC Radio that this was his favorite Bowie song, and perhaps his favorite song of all time.

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