ZIGGY BOWIE STARDUST Released Otherwordly Classic ‘STARMAN’ 50 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

14 April 2022

DAVID BOWIE released the stellar and otherworldly STARMAN single on 14 April 1972, today 50 years ago. It’s the fourth track on his magnum opus The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars which revealed his best-known artistic persona ever.

It was his first hit since ‘Space Oddity’ three years
before, in 1969. Starman peaked at #10 in the UK.

He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Here’s the iconic Top Of The Pops performance featuring the great, late Mick Ronson

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook – Discography

SHARON VAN ETTEN Is A STARMAN For 70 Seconds

11 April 2022

Beaut songstress SHARON VAN ETTEN just announced her 6th full-length WE’VE BEEN GOING ABOUT THIS ALL WRONG, out on 6 May. In the weeks before she shared two
new songs that will, weirdly, not be on that album.

And this 70 seconds of covering David Bowie‘s STARMAN (which came out 50 years ago)
won’t be on it either. It’s actually the end-credits song for the new Netflix documentary Return To Space about Eton Musk and his obsession for space missions.

Only 70 seconds, but quite special ones…

Bowie‘s original…

SHARON VAN ETTEN: Facebook

DAVID BOWIE Released ‘STARMAN’ Today In 1972

14 April 2020

DAVID BOWIE released the stellar and otherworldly ‘STARMAN’ single on 14 April 1972, today 48 years ago. It’s the fourth track on his legendary LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars which launched his best-known artistic persona ever. It was actually his first hit since ‘Space Oddity’ three years before, in 1969. Starman peaked at #10 in the UK.

He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Here’s the Top Of The Pops performance back then featuring the great, late Mick Ronson

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook – Discography