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Changes Single Released 41 Years Ago Today

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on January 07, 2013

"Time may change me, But I can't trace time..."

On January 7th 1972, the day before David Bowie's 25th birthday, RCA issued their first ever David Bowie single in the shape of Changes/Andy Warhol.

The track was the first to be lifted from Hunky Dory, an album these days considered by most to be one of the very best of all time.

However, despite being a Tony Blackburn Record Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 (a big deal back then), neither album nor single worried the UK charts upon release.

It's hard to imagine how this situation arose viewing it from today's perspective, but it seemed not to bother Bowie unduly, who was already well on the way to unleashing the world-conquering Ziggy Stardust upon the planet. See the Facebook version of this story (CHANGES SINGLE RELEASED 41 YEARS AGO TODAY) to view the US and UK press ads published in January 1972.

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    7 January 2013
    Changes Single Released 41 Years Ago Today

    "Time may change me, But I can't trace time..."

    On January 7th 1972, the day before David Bowie's 25th birthday, RCA issued their first ever David Bowie single in the shape of Changes/Andy Warhol.

    The track was the first to be lifted from Hunky Dory, an album these days considered by most to be one of the very best of all time.

    However, despite being a Tony Blackburn Record Of The Week on BBC Radio 1 (a big deal back then), neither album nor single worried the UK charts upon release.

    It's hard to imagine how this situation arose viewing it from today's perspective, but it seemed not to bother Bowie unduly, who was already well on the way to unleashing the world-conquering Ziggy Stardust upon the planet. See the Facebook version of this story (CHANGES SINGLE RELEASED 41 YEARS AGO TODAY) to view the US and UK press ads published in January 1972.