|Written by Erin Maxwell|
On January 10, David Bowie left the world as he came in: on a comet filled with glittery spiders playing flashing guitars followed by rock n’ roll goblins. He was a visionary that transcended any genre, who scoffed at any label, and who defied any tradition.
He never peaked, but always rose to the occasion.
In honor of the Thin White Duke, here is a small look back at the digital footprint he left behind on the small screen, a smattering of early television appearances throughout the years that left a last impression and helped build on the legend.
1969: Bowie, then David Jones, is looking sharp in his suit singing “Space Oddity” for German television debut:
1970: A long-haired Mr. Bowie performs “Space Oddity” for the first time on UK television:
1972: A “Top of the Pops” performance of “Starman” that will take your breath away:
1973: Russell Harty interview puts the rock superstar on the spot about who he is and his stance on religion:
1974: Bowie gets his groove on with Dick Cavett, who tackles rumors of black magic and sorcery:
1977: Backstage footage of unaired interview from Avro TV
1977: Bowie duets with Bing Crosby for the ultimate Christmas classic of “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth”: