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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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'Space Oddity' (1969)

This is the song that forever changed David Bowie's life. Recorded in 1969, his label rush-released it to capitalize on the Apollo 11 moon landing. The BBC played the song during their coverage of the historic event, and Bowie finally had a hit on his hands. He would revisit the Major Tom character on this 1980 hit "Ashes to Ashes."

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