Talk:China Girl (song)

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Minor adjustments to first paragraph[edit]

Originally this paragraph felt unordered as it mentioned the David Bowie version of the song first despite its being released later, so I have adjusted it a little bit to keep the content the same but have the ordering make more sense.


Changed the models name as she is Geeling Ng, not Jeel Ling

My version of China girl, on Let's dance, lasts 5:33, not 4.17[edit]

Marcus wilby73 17:36, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Bowie ChinaGirl.jpg[edit]

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Iggy Pop[edit]

When Iggy Pop talks "China Girl" he means heroin, just as in "Candy" years later

Bowie, maybe not — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.43.18.19 (talk) 05:28, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Kuelan Nguyen[edit]

The Wikipedia link for the alleged "China Girl" indicates there is no such page about her. As such, the link should be removed. Perhaps a citation to a web page of her can be added (there is a Facebook page, but I'm not sure if it's her; there are also a few photos of her throughout the web). Skaizun (talk) 02:28, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

What's verifiable ?[edit]

User:87Fan "as much as I love Pushing Ahead of the Dame, it's a blog and none of these sources are verifiable)"

I'd like to know what's a verifiable sources for wikipedia?

Paul Trynka wrote a biography on David Bowie. Just because it's reported in a blog makes it a rumour?

Is a story needs to be witnessed by an honorable wikipedian guru to become knowledgeable?

I don't know if the story is true or not but if it's mentioned by a journalist, that gives enough credibility to it as long as I'm concerned...

I've given 5 different sources in english and french (not my fault if some people can't speak foreign languages). The story of Iggy and Higelin's girlfriend is mentioned by journalist Gilles Verlant , famous french music journalist and writer of several biographies ( Gainsbourg, David Bowie, Françoise Hardy...) 20 century boy (talk) 11:02, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

I can't argue that there's some good pedigree out there, so I can only point you to WP:SOURCE. There's a list of what's verifiable, and why, as well as discussion boards where you could likely argue to get some or all of these sources on the 'good' list. 87Fan (talk) 15:34, 15 August 2013 (UTC)