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.
‘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.
Also on this day...
- 1974: Recording: The Astronettes
- 1970: Recording: The Prettiest Star, London Bye Ta-Ta
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Lower Third, Marquee Club, London
- 1965: Recording: I Pity The Fool, Take My Tip
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