Sound and Vision: Five Decades of David Bowie Videos

Clips from his swinging London days in 1967 through his unannounced retirement in the 2000s

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'Let Me Sleep Beside You' (1967)

It took David Bowie a very long time to become famous. He knocked around London in various bands through much of the 1960s, and in 1967 released his self-titled debut and a bunch of singles. None of them connected with a wide audience. Here's his 1967 single "Let Me Sleep Beside You," which some saw as an attempt to ape the success of the Rolling Stone's similarly titled "Let's Spend The Night Together." It's a good pop song, but there's barely a hint in there of the brilliance that was coming in the near future. 

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