Bryan Ferry turned 73 a little bit over a month in the past. This appears not possible. Within the thoughts’s eye, he appears frozen in time, peacocking in a white swimsuit within the traditional Let’s Stick Collectively video (with the show-stopping flip by former girlfriend Jerry Corridor), or stylised to the max in faux-military fatigues and eye patch in Love is the Drug, the delicate crooner in a white tux in Avalon. Ferry is just endlessly, timelessly cool.
He chuckles softly after I say how admired he’s been for his trend sense and magnificence down the years. However as he’s not on the pop music, chart-climbing treadmill of music movies and shiny journal covers, I wonder if trend and visible model continues to be related to him?
“No, not likely,” Ferry says. “However I’ve at all times thought that it’s a must to gown as much as go on stage, as should you’re going to church or one thing. My nice heroes from the jazz world had been at all times carrying nice fits, folks like Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, Depend Basie’s band and the Fashionable Jazz Quartet, they seemed nice and it at all times impressed me how good they had been. I assume that rubbed off a bit and I nonetheless make some kind of effort.”
Down the road from his London studio, Ferry is taken into account, reserved and impeccably well mannered and nice, but not notably talkative or charismatic.
A revered and chameleonic determine in music and trend, he possesses an unbelievable again catalogue stretching again 45 years. In whole, he’s issued 15 solo albums, eight with Roxy Music, and a slew of timeless hits: Virginia Plain, Slave to Love, Angel Eyes, Identical Previous Scene, Jealous Man, That is Tomorrow, A Arduous Rain’s a-Gonna Fall, simply to call just a few.