“Well, this little girl is so good to me”
They say it’s not polite to mention a lady’s age, but we’re sure you’ll forgive us in this particular instance. For it was on this day, Friday, June 5th 1964, that Vocalion Pop released a 45 with the catalogue number: V.9221.
That record was Bowie’s first ever release: Liza Jane/Louie, Louie Go Home, issued as Davie Jones with The King-Bees. But, despite a handful of positive reviews, the world was not yet ready to embrace the charms of either Davie Jones or Liza Jane.
The single ended up in the bargain bins in 1964, and Bowie’s first manager, Leslie Conn (controversially credited with writing Liza Jane), binned several hundred copies of the 45 to clear a bit of space in his garage!
These days the disc is one of the most sought after Bowie 45s by serious collectors.
Go here to read the piece we posted five years ago for the 50th anniversary.