The listings for this weekend's radio in the UK are bulging with previews for tomorrow's airing of the BBC's Radio 2 three-part series 'GOLDEN YEARS: THE DAVID BOWIE STORY' (March 11th between 7:00 - 8:00pm), for which David gave extensive new interviews. Here is a brief synopsis for Part One of the series, 'CHANGES' :
'This first programme follows Bowie's early career, from 'Space Oddity' to 'Ziggy Stardust' and 'Spiders from Mars'. He talks about the impact he made on the pop scene in the early 70s, his relationship with Tony Visconti, the early recordings at the legendary Haddon Hall, his introduction to Andy Warhol and the New York Underground scene, and how his relationship with his mentally ill brother affected the writing on 'Space Oddity'.'
The series is not the first David has done for the BBC, and if this particular one is anywhere near as good as previous Bowie career retrospectives, then it promises to be splendid stuff indeed. Contributions this week come from (among others), producers Gus Dudgeon and Tony Visconti, musician and all-round funny bloke Rick Wakeman and SuperFan extraordinaire, Boy George. Click on the Radio 2 logo above for more information.
(A friendly word of warning to Steve K; taping from radio broadcasts without a home taping licence in the UK is illegal and remains, along with treason, one of the few crimes punishable by death, allegedly.)
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)