“Telling lies [Ooh, ah, visionary]”
On September 11th, 1996, David Bowie released Telling Lies, the first downloadable single by a major artist, after a CU-SeeMe event where Bowie and two imposters were asked questions by the audience.
“I often plunge myself into the deep end of a situation just to see what happens,” he said to fans on the night, right here on his official web site.
In the first four days of its Internet release, there were more than 46,000 downloads of the track, over 10,000 per day.
For the September 11 launch, Bowie was joined at a secret New York City location