Three, Two, One, Lift Off...
It is with much pleasure that we can exclusively reveal Pete McKee's latest portrayal of David Bowie, which is entitled: Three Minutes to Lift Off Mr Stardust.
The painting is one of many illustrating pivotal events in the history of recorded music that Pete has made for his upcoming
Great Moments in Popular Music exhibition.
I'm sure you've all realised that the 'great moment' depicted above is of David Bowie and Trevor Bolder (remaining Spiders just out of view) about to create the first tremors of a national youthquake in the UK, with the televisual debut of Starman on Lift Off With Ayshea on June 21st, 1972.
You can read Marc Riley's account of this life-changing moment and view another of Pete's Bowie paintings in this BowieNet story from last year: 09.12.2010 NEWS: MARC RILEY PAINTS BOWIE FOR COVER VERSION EXHIBITION
Of course, the full effect of this eruption would be complete a couple of weeks later on July 6th with another broadcast of Starman reaching a wider audience on Top Of The Pops.
For those that haven't already gleaned the information from the advert above, the exhibition opens at Snap Galleries in London next month.
Get more information at the Snap Galleries site. While you're there, check out a great feature on artist Morgan Howell, with an introduction to his wonderful paintings of iconic 45s, which we have featured on these pages more than once or twice.