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14th April 1972, David Bowie released 'Starman' as a single in the UK, which became his first hit since 1969's 'Space Oddity' three years before. The song was a late addition to the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars included at the insistence of RCA’s Dennis Katz, who […]

9th April 1983, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album 'Let's Dance', his fourth UK No.1 and featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his former career in the 1970s and was a US […]

6th April 1973, David Bowie released 'Drive-In Saturday' which became a Top 3 UK hit. The lyrics name-checked Mick Jagger (When people stared in Jagger's eyes and scored, the model Twiggy (She'd sigh like Twig the wonder kid), and Carl Jung (Jung the foreman prayed at work). https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/stairway…/david-bowie-passes/ David Bowie On 10 January 2016, English […]

27th March 2012, David Bowie's landmark album Ziggy Stardust was celebrated with a blue plaque in central London. Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp, unveiled a plaque at the spot where the cover of the 1972 release was shot. The location in Heddon Street, just off Regent Street, is now a pedestrianised area brimming with bars […]

Today’s classic album. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Do you remember buying your copy? Do you have a favourite track from Ziggy? https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/david-bowie-the-rise-and-fall-of-ziggy-stardust-and-the-spiders-from-mars/ David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars David Bowie’s landmark 1972 album The Rise and Fall of […]

18th March 2013, David Bowie's first album in a decade become the fastest-selling of the year, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK in its first week of release. Bowie took great pains to keep the recording of the album secret, requiring people involved in the recording to sign NDAs. Bowie had to change recording […]

6th March 1970 David Bowie released the single 'The Prettiest Star' in the UK as a follow-up single to 'Space Oddity'. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single […]

23rd February 1974, 'Rebel Rebel' by David Bowie entered the UK chart, the single reached No.5 the following month. Originally written for an aborted Ziggy Stardust musical in late 1973, 'Rebel Rebel' was Bowie's last single in the glam rock style that had been his trademark. It was also his first hit since 1969 not […]

11th February 1977, David Bowie released 'Sound and Vision' as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. 'Sound and Vision' was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the […]

14th January 1977, David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the "Berlin Trilogy". The track 'Sound and Vision' was released as a single and used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing much needed exposure, as Bowie opted to do […]


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