Radio: Top Gear

David Bowie’s first BBC radio session took place on 18 December 1967, for the Top Gear show.

The session took place at the BBC’s Piccadilly 1 Studios at 201 Piccadilly, London. The producer was Bernie Andrews and the engineer was Dave Tate.

Backed by the Arthur Greenslade Orchestra, Bowie performed five songs: ‘Love You Till Tuesday’, ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’, ‘Silly Boy Blue’, ‘When I Live My Dream’, and ‘Little Bombardier’.

Bowie had hoped to perform another new song, ‘Something I Would Like To Be’, but it was replaced by ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’.

The edition of Top Gear was broadcast on 24 December, and repeated in January 1968. The complete session was released in 2010 on the deluxe edition of the David Bowie (1967) album.

Last updated: 29 March 2023
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