“Oh yeah, I love her, little Liza Jane”
David Bowie celebrates forty nine years as a professional recording artist today. For it was on this day, June 5th 1964, that Vocalion Pop released a 45 with the catalogue number: V.9221.
That record was Bowie’s first ever release: Liza Jane/Louie, Louie Go Home, issued as Davie Jones with The King-Bees.
The single ended up in the bargain bins in 1964, but now it’s one of the most sought after Bowie 45s by serious collectors.
A stock copy sold on eBay in the last couple of days for £1,800 (approx. $2,773 USD).
And at nearly fifty years old, Liza Jane is still sounding pretty exciting.