Filming: Life On Mars?

Last updated: 24 January 2019

On 13 June 1973, prior to a concert at the Gaumont State on London’s Kilburn High Road, Mick Rock directed David Bowie in a promotional film for ‘Life On Mars?’

The shoot took place in Blandford West a studio in Ladbroke Grove. Bowie wore an ice-blue suit designed by Freddie Burretti, with make-up by Pierre Laroche.

David Bowie on the set of the Life On Mars? video, 13 June 1973

I always knew when Pierre Laroche was having a bad day, as he would give me green eye shadow, which he knew I hated.
David Bowie, 2002
Moonage Daydream

We had two cameras and we also used stills, so it was relatively sophisticated for its era. It stands up. I didn’t make a single penny out of those films at the time. However, once David split from MainMan and made his final settlement he gave me the visual rights. He has always been a gentleman.
Mick Rock
Classic Rock, November 2007
US album release: Aladdin Sane
Live: Hammersmith Odeon, London
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