"Went to bed. Could not get to sleep owing to presence of David Bowie and his acolytes in the hotel. Bowie is currently the hottest touring property in Britain, having recently played to 18,000 in Earl's Court. Tonight Bowie was in Edinburgh - and staying about a couple of doors down on the same floor as myself. They weren't exactly noisy, there was just so many of them. From 2.00 to 3.00 and beyond it was like trying to sleep through the invasion of Poland."
Michael Palin (19 May 1973), Michael Palin: Diaries 1969-1979 - The Python Years (2006), p.117