Tag Archives: David Bowie

Mood Music: David Bowie, ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ (Live ’72)

“Put on some clothes, get out of bed.” I could use a shot of David Bowie right about now. Here’s the man performing “Oh! You Pretty Things” on the UK’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972. “Oh! You Pretty Things” … Continue reading

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70s Christmas Sing-A-Long: Crosby & Bowie, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ (1977)

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful and safe holiday. Here’s a wee tune for the spirit of the season. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth.” This unexpected and wonderful duet was … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Iggy Pop, ‘Lust For Life’ (1977)

Here’s a mind-bender and a toe-tapper. The fantastic Iggy Pop making punk rock happen in the Netherlands by refusing to mime along to “Lust for Life” on Dutch TV’s TopPop in 1977. “Lust for Life” was co-written with Pop’s pal, … Continue reading

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Mood Music: David Bowie, ‘Life On Mars?’ (1973)

Recorded in April of 1971 and first released on David Bowie’s Hunky Dory L.P., “Life On Mars?” was re-released as a single in June of 1973 where it went to #3 on the UK charts. The song features piano work … Continue reading

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70s stories in the news: ABBA museum, ‘Rocky’ musical, recent passings

Numerous 1970s-related stories have been piling up in the ‘Disco files. Here now is a collection of news items you may find interesting reading including bits on the new Abba museum and recent passings of known persons. Investigate. Abba fans … Continue reading

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70s Shots: The Reapers, Bowies & Bee Gees

Welcome to the weekend. Here’s a trio of super 70s shots for you to soak up; a LIFE spread on early-70s NYC street gang The Reapers, David and Angie Bowie stepping out and the Bee Gees on the verge of … Continue reading

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