UK single release: Holy Holy

David Bowie’s single ‘Holy Holy’ was released in the United Kingdom on 15 January 1971.

‘Holy Holy’ featured musicians from the band Blue Mink: producer and bassist Herbie Flowers, guitarist Alan Parker, and drummer Barry Morgan.

The song had been recorded on 9, 13, and 16 November. All three sessions took place at Island Studios in London’s Notting Hill.

‘Holy Holy’ was released as a single by Mercury, with ‘Black Country Rock’ on the b-side. It was issued in Australia, Germany, Spain, and the UK, but did not chart anywhere.

Bowie promoted the single on the Granada Television show Six-O-One Newsday in the UK on 18 January 1971, in a solo performance featuring vocals and acoustic guitar. During the appearance he wore a dress designed by Mr Fish.

He re-recorded ‘Holy Holy’ during the Ziggy Stardust sessions in 1971.

Last updated: 3 April 2023
Recording: Holy Holy
Television: Six-O-One Newsday
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