“I am what I play”
You’ve no doubt already seen this one as we’ve received a couple of excited communications regarding the unearthing of David Bowie’s first ever press release.
We’re talking about the late BBC DJ John Peel’s mammoth record collection, which is currently being archived and digitised for wider enjoyment.
John amassed a huge collection of vinyl over the years, right up to his death at the age of 65 in October 2004.
Now johnpeelarchive.com has begun to share the first lot of archived 45s, which just so happens to be John’s impressive collection of Bowie singles.
While the Bowie box does include many early gems, sadly a Liza Jane promo 45 complete with the “first ever Bowie press release” isn't quite what it seems. It’s actually a 1978 reissue with a facsimile press release which was distributed with some copies.
Nevertheless, it's a good collection worth a look, particularly for things like the RCA Starman release sheet pictured here, which erroneously refers to the upcoming single as Superman in the copy.