Category: david bowie

David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Nile Rodg…

David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Nile Rodgers during the making of Let’s Dance, by Chuck Pulin

“It was a dream! We all live inside a dr…

“It was a dream! We all live inside a dream!” David Bowie as Phillip Jeffries in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) with Miguel Ferrer, Kyle MacLachlan, and David Lynch.

This is much, much weirder than you remember.

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David Bowie


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David Bowie performing “Rebel Rebel” on TopPop 1974



David Bowie and Robert Plant 1980

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Photo by Allen Tannenbaum, Madison Square Garden, NYC, 1983.

Bowie played guitar

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David Bowie on The Dick Cavett Show, aired December 5, 1974, with David Sanborn (sax), Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar (guitars), and Pablo Rosario (percussion)

I need to find this somewhere on the interwebs.

Here ya go! It’s quite ragged, coming at the end of 74 Diamond Dog/Soul Dog shows. David’s voice is shredded, but this stompin’ cover of “Footstompin’” by The Flairs features a Carlos Alomar riff that evolved into the foundation of Bowie’s track “Fame”, which the band recorded the following month.

Also featured: Geoff MacCormack (aka Warren Peace) and Luther Vandross on vocals, and a cutaway to a dancing Ava Cherry.

Poke around and you can find this entire episode of Cavett online, with a highly animated (coked up?) Bowie chattering away, as well as edited performances of “1984″ and the recently recorded but still unreleased title track of “Young Americans”.

Keep in mind that in the US, we were still nearly a full year before Bowie’s prime time TV debut (on Cher, November 23, 1975, but this was still the first time that much of mainstream America got a look at our boy in action– as well, indeed, as the first look most of got of Luther Vandross and the wailin’ David Sanborn.  

So a bit of a mess, yes, but history usually is!



“This is because David Bowie is gone, isn’t it?”

— Me when literally anything bad happens

I can’t believe I missed this the first time I…

I can’t believe I missed this the first time I watched Justice League! Headline on the Metropolis Post after Superman’s funeral wondering if our heroes have gone back to their home planets: Superman, plus David Bowie and Prince!!!! All credit to my wife Nora, who pointed it out after I missed it again!

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Ziggy by Mick Rock


Edinburgh’s Empire Theatre, May 19, 1973. A few of these I’ve never seen before! Those first two are insane! (Appropriately enough for an Aladdin Sane show….)