DAVID BOWIE’S Love Single ‘THE PRETTIEST STAR’ With MARC BOLAN On Guitar Came Out 50 Years AGo…

6 March 2020

Today 50 years ago, on 6 March 1970, DAVID BOWIE released
‘THE PRETTIEST STAR’ as a single, the follow-up to one of his
greatest hits ‘Space Oddity’.

A love song for his future wife Angela Barnett who he married the same year.
He played it several times down the telephone to propose to her. It’s in Greek
hasapiko dance style, as a tribute to Angie‘s Cypriot ethnic origin. Glam rock
icon MARC BOLAN played guitar on the track, after producer Tony Visconti
brought the two stars together. Despite receiving great reviews the single
sold, incredibly, fewer than 800 copies.

Here’s the sweet pearl…


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