“Put on your red shoes and dance the blues”
The Brisbane Times has posted a great interview with Joelene King (the female star of David Bowie’s Let's Dance promo), regarding the relevance of the video she starred in thirty years ago.
In the interview she told Ed Gibbs: “We didn't know how significant the song was because David Bowie had made so many videos that were ’out there’. So I didn't foresee it would be so influential to Aboriginal people, so inspiring for them to see one of their own up there on TV. ”
Bowie told Rolling Stone magazine at the time: “As much as I love this country it's probably one of the most racially intolerant in the world, well in line with South Africa.” You can read the full thing here.