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David Bowie, video for “Life on Mars?” from 1971’s Hunky Dory, by Mick Rock, 1973

Take a look at the lawman, beating up the wrong guy.

(David Bowie, “Life on Mars?”, from 1971’s Hunky Dory. Video by Mick Rock, 1973)


David Bowie on Soul Train, 1975



David Bowie, Ringo Starr and their hair, relaxing back stage.

Omg I’ve never seen this before

This is from a remarkable 1974 BBC documentary called Cracked Actor. They re-run it every so often, but it’s also available online if you poke around a bit. By far the best documentation (and really, darn near the ONLY documentation) we have of one of the artistically ambitious tours undertaken by anyone to date, very quickly stripped down soon after this as David turned the corner from glam to soul. He was clearly having a bit of trouble personally, and the interviews are difficult to watch, but my god, the performances are stunning. 

There’s also a bit from Ziggy’s final show (D.A. Pennebaker’s famous footage), as well as a few other shows on this tour, and for my money, 1974 really is where all pieces started coming together, as David leaves the intentional fakery of Ziggy, and Ziggy’s musically conservative, retro vibe behind to become something truly new.

Here’s part 1 of Cracked Actor, noting again that if you can’t see this in your territory or if it gets taken down, just keep poking around (including beyond YouTube). It’s out there, I promise, in every sense of that phrase, and worth every bit of effort to track it down.

David Bowie, video for 1971’s “Life On Mars?” from Hunky Dory, directed by Mick Rock (1973)


Fame on the Cher Show (1975)

His US primetime debut, aired November 8. 

David Bowie, “Queen Bitch” (from 1971′s Hunky Dory) broadcast February 8, 1972 on Old Grey Whistle Test



David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging (Lodger, 1979)

I think David Bowie and all those crazy bands in the 70s tried too hard to stick out. Why couldn't they just be chill and play? I guess I just don't like all the commotion.

It does not matter that you posted as Anon. David Bowie knows who you are.


You cannot hide from his love for you, or his plan for your life.