According to The Deadline, next year BBC channel will present the new David Bowie documentary “David Bowie: The First Five Years”. It will be dedicated to the very beginning of the career of British musician David Bowie.
Coming 50 years after the release of Space Oddity, the 90-minute film explores the Bowie before Ziggy Stardust, following the period from 1966 when he changed his name from David Jones to Bowie. Viewers will be able to see rare recordings from the BBC archives and hear Bowie’s early speeches. Family members of the musician, his friends and former lovers also take part in the film. This David Bowie documentary also includes footage from the BBC Archives including footage of a BBC audition in 1965 of David Bowie and the Lower Third, which included a performance of Chim-Chim-Cheree and Baby That’s A Promise.
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This will be the final David Bowie documentary of the BBC trilogy. Earlier, the channel released films titled “David Bowie: The Last Five Years” and “David Bowie: Five Years”. The producer and director of the entire series is Francis Whately who worked for the BBC for more than twenty years.
“Making this trilogy has been an incredible experience for me, unearthing rare recording, footage and archive, and the privilege of speaking to so many of his friends and collaborators who were so open in talking about the Bowie they knew, loved and admired so much. He is possibly now even more famous in death than in life and I hope this film will bring some new understanding to this great artist from the early years of his incredible life.”
On September 20th, Ziggy bar opened in London, named after Ziggy Stardust – one of the most famous stage characters of David Bowie. The menu includes cocktails names of which echo the names of the songs from the album “The Rise and Falls of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars”, and the photographs of Bowie, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney are used in the interior design.
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Text: Irina Gorskaia
Images: Rolling Stone, Deadline