Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie Unveils His Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie Unveils His Shrunken Head at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
|Founder and lead singer of Zowie Bowie, Chris Phillips, unveiled his own likeness as a shrunken head last night at The Golden Tiki, surrounded by fans, friends and fellow entertainers including celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck, Vinnie Paul, and members of Las Vegas’ iconic Crazy Girls. (Photo credit: IraKuzmaPhotos

Tony Felicetta, Zowie Bowie and Branden Powers at The Golden Tiki
Tony Felicetta, Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie and Branden Powers at The Golden Tiki

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The Golden Tiki’s managing partner Branden Powers was on hand to present the latest addition to the bar’s growing collection of famous heads.

Zowie Bowie singer Nieve Malandra at The Golden Tiki
Zowie Bowie singer Nieve Malandra at The Golden Tiki

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“I truly love the Golden Tiki,” said Phillips. “And it’s an honor to be immortalized here.”

The Zowie Bowie Band at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
The Zowie Bowie Band at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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“Zowie Bowie is part of the fabric of this city, and just the kind of Las Vegas icon that belongs in the Golden Tiki collection,” said Powers. “Rod Stewart, we’re ready for you next!”

Murray SawChuck at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Murray SawChuck with Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Zowie Bowie’s shrunken likeness was created exclusively for The Golden Tiki’s cabinet of curiosities by Smithsonian artist Terry Barr. The head was sculpted over the course of four weeks, referencing photos of Phillips to ensure physical accuracies.

Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with magician Doug Leferovich at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with magician Doug Leferovich at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Sam Riddle at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Sam Riddle at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Jeweler Michael Minden at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Jeweler Michael Minden at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Vinnie Paul at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Vinnie Paul at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Andy Walmsley and guest at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie with Andy Walmsley and guest at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

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Previously unveiled shrunken heads include Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Marky Ramone of The Ramones, local Las Vegas legends Carrot Top, Frank Marino, Claire Sinclair, Robin Leach, Norm Clarke, and Monti Rock III. For more information, visit thegoldentiki.com or call 702.222.3196.