"Starman" on 'Top of the Pops' (1972)
The legendary Top of the Pops performance of July 6th, 1972 – the moment when Bowie truly became Bowie. He strums a blue acoustic guitar, with crimson hair, a rainbow spacesuit and astronaut boots, casually draping an arm around Mick Ronson. In less than four minutes, he went from a plodding folkie to England's most scandalous rock sensation. Virtually every kid who watched this clip went on to start a band.