Tag Archives: David Bowie

memories of the ’80s – Dancing in the Street (Bowie & Jagger)

A 1960s civil rights pop song became an ’80s dance song from an unlikely duo of David Bowie and Mick Jagger: Dancing in the Street. Written by Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter, the song was recorded by … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starman by David Bowie

For fans of David Bowie, 1972 was a memorable year for the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and its first single: Starman. Recorded in 1971, the album was almost finished when … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Labrynth

A combination of science fiction, fantasy, puppets and David Bowie led to the ’80s film Labrynth. The screenplay was written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones based on a story written by Canadian author/poet Dennis Lee and directed by Muppets creator Jim … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Man Who Fell to Earth

Based on the book by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth debuted on the big screen in 1976, the first starring role for performer David Bowie. Bowie plays Thomas Newton, an alien from a distant planet, who has … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Fame by David Bowie

Flasback to the 1975, and the number one song on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week – Fame by David Bowie. Recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios, the song was co-written with John Lennon and Bowie’s regular collaborator Carlos … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas

Bing Crosby’s last television Christmas special had a unique pop culture inclusion – a duet with David Bowie for Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas. The storyline of the holiday special was a visit to England by the Crosby family to see a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mott the Hoople

In the early 1970s, the radio playlists added a new must play song by Brit band Mott the Hoople. Created from two bands, The Soulents and The Buddies, who had members form a new band called The Doc Thomas Group. … Continue reading

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