David Bowie is an artist that needs no introduction due to a career which spans 5 decades, 24 albums, 9 record labels, and 28 film appearances.
Our involvement with David dates back to the late 60’s when David Platz, the founder of Bucks Music signed a young writer from Bromley, South East London to Essex Music where he was MD. During this period Bowie wrote songs including ‘Love You Till Tuesday’, ‘In The Heat Of The Morning’, ‘Did You Ever Have Dream’ some of which appeared on his eponymous 1967 debut and were later collated and released as ‘The Deram Anthology.
It was also during this period that David wrote the song that would start his rise to stardom – ‘Space Oddity’. Originally released in 1969 and the winner of an Ivor Novello Award that year for ‘Special Orginality’ the song was re-released as single in 1973 in the USA and gave David his first hit single in America reaching #15 in The Billboard chart. It was re-released in the UK in 1975 and gave Bowie his first #1 single spending two weeks at the top of the charts.
Bowie’s illustrious career is an inspiration to all musicians & artists and we are very proud & honoured to have been at the start of his incredible journey.