David Bowie 10 of Artist’s Most Unforgettable Onscreen Moments

Cracked Actor’ (1975): Alan Yentob’s BBC documentary of Bowie on tour in America.

John, I’m Only Dancing” (1972: A low-budget goof directed by Mick Rock before there was any such thing as rock videos.

Young Americans” on ‘Cher’ (1975): Two of the Seventies’ grooviest divas meet for a TV duet on Cher’s variety show – possibly the most bizarre moment of either artist’s career. 

I Got You Babe” on ‘The 1980 Floor Show’ (1973: Bowie outdid himself spectacle-wise for his American TV special The 1980 Floor Show.

Golden Years” on ‘Soul Train’ (1975: It must have looked like a historic occasion – the whitest man ever invited onto Soul Train.

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. 

Oh! You Pretty Things” on ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ (1972): A live clip from 1972, for the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test. 

The Jean Genie” (1973): A little bump-and-grind with Cyrinda Foxe, the ultimate New York Bowie girl of the early Seventies — as Bowie put it.

Footstompin'” on ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ (1974: An absurdly wasted-looking Bowie visits the talk show to introduce his new soul band.

The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (1976): His most famous film role – inspired when director Nicolas Roeg saw the Cracked Actor documentary on TV .

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