Are You a David Bowie Fan? Check Out This Doc on About the Early 70s.

David Bowie had an unremarkable career throughout the 1960s, ending only when “Space Oddity” because a hit during the Apollo moon landings in 1969. The next few years were lean but better. Then Ziggy mania hit. After that, all music underwent a seismic shift.

No matter what kind of music you’re into, a strand of its history will lead inevitably back through Bowie at some point; he was that influential.

To learn more about this critical era in Bowie (and rock) history, check out this two-parter on the years 1969-73 from In the Studio. Part one can be found here. Once you’re done, move to part two here. (Via Anti-Music)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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