The fifth day of filming David Bowie’s Love You Till Tuesday took place at London’s Clarence Studios on 5 February 1969.
The 28-minute promotional film was intended to showcase Bowie’s talents, and included his Feathers bandmates Hermione Farthingale and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.
On this day Bowie filmed his mime sequence ‘The Mask’.
The 5th was probably the most interesting day and perhaps the most satisfying for David personally for he spent the whole day working on the mime piece ‘The Mask’, in which he was superb. As in his play The Champion Flower Grower, David again alluded to his father’s Yorkshire roots in the scene where, having procured the mask from a junk shop, he goes home and puts it on for his parents. In the voice-over narration David then says in a Yorkshire accent and manner ‘Oh, son you do make us laff, that were very good.’ His parents were not present at this particular time, but they did visit the studio on one occasion and sat with me in the visitors’ gallery watching their son work.
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Also on this day...
- 1973: David Bowie sees Biff Rose and Bruce Springsteen live
- 1971: David Bowie meets Mercury Records’ Robin McBride
- 1970: Radio: The Sunday Show
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