January like the end of December was the end of a era-firstly Lemmy followed by Dave days after- very much part of my background- like how the Beatles must of been throughout the sixties -but I wasn't around then ) I only heard about John around the time of his 40th Birthday (within weeks he was shot dead) and I'd heard of Paul because Mull of Kintyre was #1 forever(we even had to sing it at school assembly) but The Beatles only came into my existence in 1980 - but DB was always around -Ashes to Ashes came out that year with a mad video my sister had a copy of Hunky Dory and it sort of linked up Ashes with its strange phrasing and peculiar lyrics so it's a big blow part of the fabric of my and (& many others I'm sure) reality is torn - hence Bowie playlist overdrive on my other blog -but this blog gets far more visitors (although lost a few followers this morning? what's that all about?) so this monthes playlist could only really be Bowie themed - a few tunes from the man himself-as well as a couple of duets and cover versions as well as interviews and movie clips.
Angie Davids first wife-the more I think about Ziggy the more I think she was instrumental to getting that concept off the ground -she really encouraged him -made him wear mad clothes and don make-up -must of been so strange back then in hindsight-but it worked -glad his eyebrows grew back though lol
Playlist kicks off with a duet with Annie Lennox of Queens Under Pressure..
Thought the girl in the Sorrow video was especially gorgeous as she was Amanda Lear so I added that video to this playlist too
Gail Anne Dorsey who payed bass and sang with Dave throughout 1990's and 2000's
playing on a storming version of Diamond Dogs on this playlist.
Playlist also features Bowies scenes as hapless hitman Colin Morris (couldn't get a more normal sounding name lol) in John Landis's Into the Night -also starring Michelle Pfeiffer
plus Bowies duet with Tina Turner as surprise gueston her Private Dancer tour-lots of covers from artists as varied as Bowies music.