David Bowie's Vintage Radio Show Airs for The First Time

(Gibson) A 15-minute show, made in 1973 to promote David Bowie's Pin Ups album, aired yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 23) on BBC Radio 6 Music, as reported by BBC News.

Pin Ups, a covers album, paid tribute to the London-based bands that influenced Bowie during the mid and late '60s. The five songs featured in the show--The Pretty Things' "Rosalyn," Them's "Here Comes the Night," The Yardbirds' "I Wish You Would," The Merseys' "Sorrow" and The Who's "I Can't Explain"--are interspersed with comments from Bowie about the London music scene. Nigel Reeve, who oversees Bowie's back catalog, discovered the recording several years ago.

"It was in an old tape vault on 1/4" tape with simply the words 'Radio Show' written on it," he said. "This is such a rare find. No one knew of its existence, apart from David and [co-producer] Ken [Scott]. To play it for the first time was quite simply a jaw-dropping moment." more on this story

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