David Bowie – Space Oddity

Written by on June 20, 2020

June 20, 1969: Having recently signed with Trident Records, David Bowie recorded "Space Oddity" at Trident Studios in London. It would be released as a single in July. Seen by many as either a tribute or a lampoon of the Apollo 11 moon-landing, the BBC would not play the song until the crew of Apollo 11 were safely back on Earth. Despite the slow start, the song gave Bowie his first hit and reached #5 on the UK singles chart, but stalled in the US at #124.

When Bowie achieved stardom as Ziggy Stardust a re-recorded version of the song was released as a single in 1973. It went to #15 on the Billboard Chart and became Bowie's first hit single in the United States. It was reissued in the UK in 1975, where it went to #1.

David Bowie – Space Oddity

Official video for Space Oddity by David Bowie. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/2lO9yQo On 2 February 1969, David Bowie went in to Willesden’s Morgan Studios to…

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