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TV APPEARANCES

CRACKED ACTOR

Filmed August - September 1974 in California

Broadcast 26 January 1975 [Omnibus BBC2 TV - UK]

Interviewed by Alan Yentob

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DICK CAVETT SHOW

Recorded 2 November 1974 in New York

Broadcast 4 December 1974 [ABC TV - US]

Interviewed and performs 1984, Young Americans and Footstompin'

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1975 GRAMMY AWARDS

Recorded 1 March 1975 at Uris Theatre, New York

Presents Aretha Franklin with award for The Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Female Artist

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SOUL TRAIN

Recorded 4 November 1975 in Los Angeles [ABC]

Mimes to Fame and Golden Years and answers questions from the presenter and the audience

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CHER SHOW

Recorded 23 November 1975 in Los Angeles [CBS]

Fame | Can You Hear Me | Young Americans medley with Cher

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RUSSELL HARTY

Recorded 27 November 1975 via satellite from Burbank [ITV]

Broadcast 28 November 1975

Interview | Golden Years (Soul Train) | The Man Who Fell to Earth clip

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Good Morning America

Broadcast live February 1976 [ABC]

Interviewed by Rona Barrett

DINAH!

Recorded February 1976 at CBS Television City, Los Angeles [CBS]

Performs Stay and Five Years live with the tour band. Interviewed with guests Henry Winkler, Nancy Walker, Natalie Cole and Candy Clark. Bowie's bodyguard Dwain Vaughns gives a karate demonstration with Bowie.

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DINAH!

Recorded 15 April 1977 at CBS Television City, Los Angeles [CBS]

Performs Funtime and Sister Midnight with Iggy Pop.

Interviewed with Iggy by Dinah Shore

 

TFI Actualities

Recorded 27 June 1977 in Paris

Interviewed by Yves Mourousi

 

Midi Premiere

Recorded 27 June 1977 in Paris

Interviewed by Danielle Gilbert

MARC

Recorded 7 September 1977 at Granada Studios, Manchester

Broadcast 28 September 1977 [Granada UK]

Live version of Heroes and a jam called Standing Next To You.

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Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas

Recorded 11 September 1977 in London

Broadcast 24 December 1977 [ITV UK]

Performs Heroes with mime, and Peace On Earth/The Little Drummer Boy, a duet with Bing, who said of Bowie: "He sings a lovely counterpoint".

L'altra Domenica ("A Different Sunday")

Recorded in Rome 1 October 1977

Interviewed by Fiorella Gentile

Odeon

Recorded 1 October 1977 in Rome

Interview, a performance of Heroes and Bowie playing piano on Sense of Doubt.

le rendez-vous du dimanche

Broadcast 16 October 1977 [TF1]

Interview with Michel Drucker

 

Pop Shop

Recorded October 1977 in Amsterdam

Broadcast 6 November 1977 [Dutch TV]

Interview with Vic Dennis aka Ernest Van Driessche

Top Pop

Recorded 14 October 1977 in Amsterdam

Performs Heroes and is presented with gold records for Low and Heroes by host Ad Visser. Later Bowie did a photo call for the press, posing on a stool. Two young boys presented him with a book on Egon Schiele "for your movie," one of the boys explained.

Top Of The Pops

Recorded 19 October 1977 in London

Performs Heroes with Tony Visconti on bass

90 Minutes Live, This Hour Has 5 Decades

Broadcast 25 November 1977 [CBC Canada]

Interviewed by Flo and Eddie. Bowie taks about the complexities of Ziggy, life in Berlin holidaying with Joe in Kenya and working with Iggy Pop, Brian Eno. (7 min)

David Bowie On Stage

Recorded live 10 April 1978 at Dallas Convention Centre

Broadcast US TV

Includes: What In The World / Blackout / Sense of Doubt / Speed Of Life / Hang On To Yourself / Ziggy Stardust (21 min)

 

Midnight Special

Recorded April 1978 in New York

Interviewed by Flo and Eddie. Bowie, dressed in a kimono, talks about Aladdin Sane and the re-creation of Ziggy Stardust for the 1978 tour.

Arena Rock

Recorded 16 May 1978 in Berlin [BBC 2 UK]

Interviewed by Alan Yentob

Excerpt on Sound and Vision DVD (2003)

Musikladen Extra

Recorded 21 May 1978 live in Bremen TV studio

Broadcast 4 August 1978 without encore (45 mins)

Sense of Doubt / Beauty and the Beast / Heroes / Stay / The Jean Genie / TVC15 / Alabama Song / Rebel Rebel / What In The World (encore)

Northern Lights

Recorded 16 June 1978 in Newcastle [Tyne Tees UK]

Interview and footage of Bowie being mobbed leaving his car

 

Reporting Scotland

Recorded 21 May 1978 in Glasgow

Interview and footage of Hang Onto Yourself from Glasgow concert

London Weekend Show

Recorded 30 June, 1 July 1978 at Earls Court, London

Broadcast 8 July 1978 [ITV UK] (40 mins)

Clips from July 1 show (Star, Heroes, Hang Onto Yourself), Janet Street-Porter interviews Bowie, Michael Watts, David Hemmings and fans

Countdown

Recorded November 1978 in Sydney [ABC Australia]

Interviewed between rehearsals for the Australian leg of the tour by Ian Meldrum (6 mins)

WILLESEE AT SEVEN

Recorded 28 November 1978 in Sydney, Australia [7 Australia]

Interviewed by Mike Willesee (9 mins)

Star Sen Ichi Ya

Recorded 6 December 1978 in Tokyo

Interview on Japanese TV (10 mins)

Young Music Show

Recorded 12 December 1978 at NHK Hall, Tokyo

Includes: Warszawa, Heroes, Fame, Beauty and the Beast, Five Years, Soul Love, Star, Hang Onto Yourself, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Station To Station, TVC15

AFTERNOON PLUS

Recorded 12 February 1979 in London [ITV UK]

Interview with Mavis Nicholson (9 mins)

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THAMES AT SIX

Recorded 12 February 1979 in London [Thames UK]

Interview with Rita Carter

TONIGHT

Recorded 12 February 1979 in London [BBC 1 UK]

Interview with Valerie Singleton (10 mins)

The Kenny Everett Video Show

Recorded 23 April 1979 in London [ITV UK]

Bowie performs Boys Keep Swinging. At the end of the song Kenny Everett, in character as Angry of Mayfair, accosts Bowie on the rooftop set saying, "I fought for men like you - and I never got one!"

Dick Clark's Salute to the Seventies

Recorded 18 September 1979 in London

Broadcast 31 December 1979

Mimes to 1969 version of Space Oddity

Kenny Everett's New Year's Eve show

Recorded 18 September 1979 in London

Broadcast 31 December 1979 [ITV UK]

Mimes to new version of Space Oddity

Countdown

Recorded 1 December 1979 in Kew Gardens, London

Broadcast 31 December 1979 [ABC Australia]

Interviewed for End Of The Decade special » YouTube

Saturday Night Live

Recorded 15 December 1979 in New York

Broadcast 5 January 1980 [NBC US]

Performs The Man Who Sold the World, TVC 15 and Boys Keep Swinging with a specially prepared group, including Blondie's Jimmy Destri (keyboards) and Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias (backing vocals)

Crystal Jun Rock

Filmed March 1980 in Kyoto, Japan • Broadcast in Japan only

Two television commercials for Crystal Jun Rock, a Saki drink. Filming for two weeks in a temple in Kyoto. Bowie speaks one line: "Crystal Jun Rock, Japan".

 

Good Morning America

Broadcast live 3 September 1980 [ABC US]

Interview with Bowie, discussing the play and the new LP, Scary Monsters.

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The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

Recorded and broadcast 5 September 1980 in Los Angeles [NBC US]

Bowie performs Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes

» Interviewed pre-show by Robert Hilburn.

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Friday Night - Saturday Morning

Broadcast 10 October 1980 [BBC2]

Interviewed in New York's Plaza Hotel by Tim Rice.

Includes clips from The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre

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The 20-20 Show

Recorded October 1980 • Broadcast 1981 [ABC US] 15m

Arts correspondent Tom Hoving hosts a profile featuring an interview and footage of Elephant Man opening, Bowie painting and rehearsals for the Tonight Show

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Countdown

Recorded 23 October 1980 in New York [ABC Australia]

Interviewed in a New York Japanese restaurant by Ian Meldrum for Australian TV.

Includes clips from The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre

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Musikzene

Broadcast 7 December 1980 [RB Germany]

Includes a feature on Bowie in The Elephant Man

 
 

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