DAVID BOWIE Topped UK Singles Chart With ‘ASHES TO ASHES’ 39 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

24 August 2019

Artist: David Bowie
Song: Ashes To Ashes
Album: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – 1980
History: Despite the fact that Major Tom became a junky since ‘Space Oddity‘ (his first
No 1 hit) masterstroke ‘Ashes To Ashes‘ topped the UK Singles Chart 39 years ago today.
The remarkable, accompanying video was the most expensive clip ever made at the time. Bowie revealed, jokingly, later in an interview: “It really is an ode to childhood, if you like,
a popular nursery rhyme. It’s about space men becoming junkies.

Here’s Major Tom…


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