A tenuous link I know, but here's the 1973 French sleeve for Sorrow /Amsterdam.
There's a sailor who sings...
A Bowie musical is something that has been hinted about as far back as 1966, when David apparently planned to work on one with his then musical director, Tony Hatch! Rumours have abounded since, with both the Ziggy and Diamond Dogs (1984) projects originally conceived as musicals.
Since my return from Italy at the weekend, I have heard from a few fans who have seen reports (UK press and SKY TV news) that DB is again planning to write a musical. Well, you know me, always one to grab an exclusive quote from the man himself when I can...so here ya go:
"This 'news-story' was taken completely out of context from some interview or other that I did earlier this year. The interviewer asked me if I would like to do a musical, to which I answered that if I ever did, it would be more along the lines of either Glass's 'Einstein On The Beach' or ' Jacques Brel's 'Alive And Well' rather than 'Mama Mia' or suchlike.
This became 'Bowie to Write Musical'. Needless to say I am not about to embark on a musical at present."
So now you know kidz...It'll be nice if it happens one day, but it's not going to just yet. Thanx for clearing that one up David.
NB - For those of you wondering why I used a line from 'Amsterdam' in today's lyric quote, both 'Amsterdam' and 'My Death' are songs from the original performance of 'Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'. But you all knew that anyway. };-)