“You’ve really made the grade”
On May 10th 1970 David Bowie performed Space Oddity live for an audience at The Talk Of The Town in London.
The event was the Ivor Novello Awards and Bowie received the Special Merit Award for Originality.
Perhaps he was just very happy to be there, but it did seem at times like our man was rather amused by the whole affair.
And we’re not suggesting for one second that it was the musical contribution of the Les Reed Orchestra that may have tickled Bowie...no, he was clearly just overwhelmed by the occasion, probably.
Watch the performance, complete with