After his first band as sax player The KONRADS in 1962, he formed his first own groups recording as
DAVIE JONES & The KING BEES; D.Jones & The Lower Third or The MANISH BOYS between 1964 to 65.
From 1966 on he records as DAVID BOWIE for the PYE and later DERAM label from soul tinged Pop to
Popsike. In late 1969 his success story starts with SPACE ODDITY for Philips and Mercury.
The albums released on Philips and Mercury (US) are very very rare and soughtafter with special covers too.
In 1971 he signed with RCA first release HUNKY DORY album, the LP The Man Who Sold.. got re-released
with a new cover.
Rare single releases on Mercury and B&C as HYPE & ARNOLD CORNS
Some of his early songs are recorded by PETER NOONE (Herman Hermits) , LULU or The BEATSTALKERS.
BOWIE worked as producer also with LOU REED; IGGY POP ; MICK RONSON etc.
Style : Glam-Rock ; Pop ;
Rats ; Mick Ronson ; Mott The Hoople ; Arnold Corns ; Iggy Pop ; Feathers ; Earl Slick ;
Aynsley Dunbar ; Third World War ; Sounds Incorporated ; Woody Woodmansey U-Boot ;
Robert Fripp ; Hunter-Ronson ; Bob Dylan ; Brian Eno ;
David Bowie - lead vocals, sax, guitar;
HYPE; ARNOLD CORNS ; SPIDERS.. (1969-75):
Mick Ronson - guitars, arranger; Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar - guitar, voc.;
Tony Visconti (70-71),Trevor Bolder (71-74), Herbie Flowers (74), Willie Weeks (75) - bass;
John Cambridge (70), Woody Woodmansey, Aynsley Dunbar (73-74) - drums,perc.;
Tony Newman (74), Andy Newmark (75) - drums, perc.; Mike Garson (73-74) - keyboards;
Rick Wakeman - piano; Eno - synthy; R.Fripp - guitar;
Dana Gillespie, John Lennon, Luther Vandross - voc.;
David Bowie - lead vocals, keyboards, sax, guitar, koto;
Robert Fripp - lead guitar; Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar; George Murray - e-bass;
Eno - synthesizers, keyboards, guitar treatment; Dennis Davis - percussion;
Back-Vocals : David Bowie , Tony Visconti, Antonia Maass,
Recording Studio : Hansa at the Wall, Berlin
Producers: David Bowie & Tony Visconti ;
Engineers: Tony Visconti & Colin Thurston ;
Side A all songs written by Bowie ..if not shown...
Beauty and the Beast
Joe the Lion
Heroes (Lyrics. Bowie - Music: Bowie-Eno)
Sons of silent Age
Sense of Doubt
Moss Garden (Bowie-Eno)
The Secret Life Of Arabia (Music: Bowie-Eno-Alomar - Lyrics: Bowie)
Zustandsbeschreibung / grading:
with printed innerbag (m-)