“5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Lift Off...”
In the very same week that David Bowie achieved his first ever #1 US single with Fame (September 20th, 1975), RCA issued the Space Oddity EP which would go on to be his first UK #1.
The 3-track EP was released forty years ago today (September 26th, 1975), and that's the 1975 sheet music and press advert in our montage, along with the new 40th Anniversary Picture Disc.
Though the original 1969 Philips issue furnished Bowie with his first top five hit in the UK, it was the 1975 reissue that gave him his first #1 UK single.
As we mentioned previously, we’re