Switch on the TV we may pick him up on Channel Two...
No self-respecting music lover of a certain age will feel at least some small amount of sadness at the news that tonight's hour long
Indeed, and as I've mentioned on these pages many times previously, there must be a fair few of you reading this whose journey to this point started with the apparition above when Starman was broadcast by TOTPs on BBC1 on July 6th 1972.
Ziggy with his arm around Ronno 34 years ago. This was as culturally significant as Elvis's 50s thrusting!
My own curiosity had been pricked, (to put it mildly) a couple of weeks earlier with a similar broadcast on ITV's Lift Off With Ayshea. But, it seems to be the TOTPs performance that captured the nation's teenage hearts and minds.
Of course, David had appeared on the programme twice previously, with Space Oddity in 1969 and playing piano for Peter Noone during his performance of Oh! You Pretty Things in 1971.
David would end up making a dozen or so live appearances on the show, but would often be represented by a promotional video, or God forbid, the show's in-house dance troupes, Pan's People, Ruby Flipper, Legs And Co or Zoo!
Still, just remember...If we can sparkle, he may land tonight.