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2nd Dec 1966, David Bowie released 'Rubber Band', his first single on the Deram label. It was part of a three-track audition tape Bowie's new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. Despite some good reviews in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into […]

21st Nov 1981, Queen and David Bowie were at No.1 in the UK with Under Pressure. They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie’s first released collaboration with another recording artist. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/under-pressure/ Under Pressure : David Bowie and Queen | This Day In Music […]

21st Nov 2017, American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Cassidy died of liver failure aged 67. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother Shirley Jones), in the 70s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to him becoming one of popular culture's teen idols. […]

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

6th Oct 1972 , During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded 'The Jean Genie', which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie's biggest hit to date. The line "He's so simple minded, he […]

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: […]


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