David Bowie’s self-titled debut album was released in the USA on 11 August 1967.
The album had previously been issued in the UK on 1 June 1967.
The US version omitted two songs – ‘We Are Hungry Men’ and ‘Maid Of Bond Street’ – due to copyright reasons. It also featured a different image of Bowie on the rear cover.
As in the UK, David Bowie was a commercial failure.
Also on this day...
- 1983: Live: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma
- 1974: Recording: Young Americans
- 1972: Rehearsal: Rainbow Theatre, London
- 1972: UK single release: Hang On To Yourself by The Arnold Corns
- 1971: Live: Country Club, London
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