“Oh, look out you rock ’n rollers“
David Bowie’s Hunky Dory LP (his first for RCA), was released on this day in the UK in 1971. The album had already been released in the USA at this point, as had the attendant single, Changes.
However, despite a decent press campaign and very appreciative reviews, the record didn't enter the UK Top 50 for another ten months and it took several more weeks before it entered the Top 20 at the height of Ziggymania.
It eventually peaked at #3, incredible when one considers how precious a recording the majority of Bowie fans (and indeed, rock fans in general),