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10th Nov 1975, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Space Oddity' the track was first released in 1969 to tie in with the Apollo 11 moon landing. Rick Wakeman (former keyboard player with Yes) provided synthesizer backing. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs 'Ashes to […]

3rd Nov 1973, David Bowie scored his second UK No.1 album when 'Pinups' started a five-week run at the top of the charts. The set contained Bowie covering his favourite 60s songs; his version of The Mersey's 'Sorrow' made No.3 on the UK singles chart, (first recorded by The McCoys in 1965). https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/stairway…/david-bowie-passes/ David Bowie […]

See how many you can score in our very hard David Bowie quiz. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-david-bowie-quiz/ The Very Hard David Bowie Quiz How well do you know David Bowie? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all!a Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162299486600167

19th Oct 1973, David Bowie released his seventh album Pin Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favourite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds and The Kinks. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162229797415167

27th Sept 1980, David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his fourteenth studio album Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps). The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes and ‘Fashion’. https://youtu.be/F-z6u5hFgPk David Bowie – Fashion (Official Video) Official video for Fashion by David Bowie. Stream the David Bowie greatest hits here ▶ https://RhinoUK.lnk.to/ThisIsDavidBowieAY Subscribe here […]

20th Sept 1975 ‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon’s voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: “Fame, Fame, Fame” from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics. Article source: […]

9th Sept 1977, David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which was prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed […]

23 August 1980, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes' was one of the most iconic of […]

20th August 1965, Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single 'You've Got a Habit of Leaving' the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after […]

3rd July 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was about to retire from live performing, although it eventually transpires that Ziggy Stardust the stage persona is being retired and not Bowie himself. Only his guitarist Mick Ronson knew about the announcement, which came as a complete shock not only to […]


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