Single release: Memory Of A Free Festival

David Bowie’s 12th UK single, ‘Memory Of A Free Festival’, was released in Europe on 12 June 1970.

The song had appeared on Bowie’s second album, but was re-recorded and split over both sides of the 7″ disc.

The re-recording took place on 21, 22, and 23 March, and 2 and 3 April, with mixing sessions following on 4, 14, and 15 April 1970.

Bowie promoted the single with appearances on the UK television show Six-O-One, and on the Dutch programme Eddy, Ready, Go!. Despite these efforts, however, it was not a commercial success.

Last updated: 29 March 2023
Recording, mixing: The Man Who Sold The World
Live: David Bowie and Hype, Jesus College, Cambridge
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