David Bowie recorded a BBC radio session for Sounds Of The 70s on 23 May 1972. It was his twelfth session for BBC radio, and his last until the 1990s.
This edition was presented by Bob Harris, and was broadcast on 19 June 1972.
The recording took place at Studio 5 in the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London. It was produced by Jeff Griffin and engineered by Chris Lycett and John Etchells.
Bowie sang and played guitar. He was joined by Mick Ronson on guitar and vocals, Trevor Bolder on bass, and Mick Woodmansey on drums.
Four songs were recorded: ‘Andy Warhol’, ‘Lady Stardust’, ‘White Light/White Heat’, and ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’.
All but ‘White Light/White Heat’ were released on Bowie At The Beeb in 2000.
Also on this day...
- 1973: Live: Brighton Dome, Brighton
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, California Ballroom, Dunstable
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