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andysays

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David Bowie: Rare Ziggy Stardust footage hailed as the 'holy grail'
David Bowie's performance of Starman on Top of the Pops in 1972 is considered a watershed moment in musical history. Dressed in a snakeskin jumpsuit, he draped his arm around guitarist Mick Ronson, shocking viewers and ushering in an era of glamour and androgyny.
But few people remember that Bowie actually debuted his Ziggy Stardust persona on ITV a month earlier. Long thought to have been erased, the performance has just been unearthed and could feature in a new BBC documentary.
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
Tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm; David Bowie: Finding Fame. The third part in the Five Years trilogy of films.
Although it was initially called The First Five Years, dunno why they changed the name.
 

Saul Goodman

It's all good, man
Banned
Is that a suitable reaction to talk of Bowie being revealed to have abused children?
Don't go there. You're fighting a losing battle. Apparently it's OK to abuse children if people like your songs. Gary Glitter was obviously not a good enough singer that people would turn a blind eye to his transgressions.
 

Orang Utan

knows how to use the three shells
Anyway, what's it to ya, you sanctimonious old tit
What's it to me? Strange question.
I'm disturbed that people don't want to know about child abuse just cos it was perpetrated by someone they admire. Something like thst is everyone's business and not to be yawned at and dismissed
 

andysays

Defiantly non-premium member
Is that a suitable reaction to talk of Bowie being revealed to have abused children?
Gosh, has David Bowie just been revealed to have abused children? That's certainly going to come as a shock to the world of music.

And no one had even an inkling until the Daily Mail broke the story today, forty something years later. Who says investigative journalism is dead?
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
What's it to me? Strange question.
I'm disturbed that people don't want to know about child abuse just cos it was perpetrated by someone they admire. Something like thst is everyone's business and not to be yawned at and dismissed
The yawn was cos it's been mentioned time and time again on this thread. It's been covered, mate
 

andysays

Defiantly non-premium member
What's it to me? Strange question.
I'm disturbed that people don't want to know about child abuse just cos it was perpetrated by someone they admire. Something like thst is everyone's business and not to be yawned at and dismissed
People already know about it, I would be amazed if there is anyone posting regularly on Urban with the slightest interest in Bowie who didn't already know about it while he was still alive.
 

D'wards

I'm an excellent driver
It's worth popping in once in a while to remind you that your idol was a nonce :D
Do you also monitor the site for mentions of Emmeline Pankhurst, and leap in to remind people she shamed and bullied men, including the mentally and physically disabled, to go and die in the trenches?
Or that Malcolm X was a pimp? Or that Mohammed Ali and Martin Luther King were serial adulterers?
Or the same thing you mention about Bowie on the Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix and Stones mentions?

Cos if you are gonna police the boards so diligently you don't wanna be a hypocrite do you?
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
Do you also monitor the site for mentions of Emmeline Pankhurst, and leap in to remind people she shamed and bullied men, including the mentally and physically disabled, to go and die in the trenches?
Or that Malcolm X was a pimp? Or that Mohammed Ali and Martin Luther King were serial adulterers?
Or the same thing you mention about Bowie on the Led Zep, Jimi Hendrix and Stones mentions?

Cos if you are gonna police the boards so diligently you don't wanna be a hypocrite do you?
He touched a nerve I see
 
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