“Don't let me hear you say life’s taking you nowhere, angel”
Thirty nine years ago today, on November 21 1975, David Bowie’s Golden Years 45 was released in the UK on the very day that the re-issued Space Oddity was ending a two week stay at #1 on the UK chart.
1975 was a good year for Bowie chart action. The previous month, Fame had given Bowie his first #1 Stateside and aforementioned Space Oddity rerelease was his first UK #1...even though the original 1969 release had peaked at #5.
The UK press advert for Golden Years reflected this success with the bold prediction: