Tag Archives: Trevor Bolder

The Jean Genie single cover 1972

29/5/16 – David Bowie – The Jean Genie – Top Of The Pops Live – 1973 / The Jean Genie – Video Starring Cyrinda Foxe – 1972

Don’t worry, I’m not finished yet and thanks to some helpful suggestions, the tragedy of classic No.2 songs being held off the No.1 spot by unworthy chart toppers continues. The Jean Genie was released by David Bowie in November 1972 as the first single from the forthcoming album Aladdin Sane released in April 1973. The song […]

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970:  Photo of David Bowie  Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

15/9/15 – David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1972 / Peter Noone – Oh! You Pretty Things – 1971

A 1972 session for the Old Grey Whistle Test by David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey. It wasn’t broadcast till 1982, probably due to a time issue, Queen Bitch and Five Years being two songs that were broadcast. Oh! You Pretty Things is a song from the pre Ziggy album Hunky Dory released in 1971. Although Bowie […]

The Spiders 1972

24/6/14 – The Spiders From Mars Starring David Bowie – Five Years – The Old Grey Whistle Test – 1972/Live In Santa Monica – 1972

David Bowie and The Spiders play Five Years on The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1972, in a clip that I have never seen before till today. This is an extension of the last post about Suede, as Bowie became such an obsession as an individual for so many people – and of course he was a […]

David Bowie, Mick Ronson TOTP 72

7/12/13 – David Bowie – Starman – Top Of The Pops – 1972

Starman was Bowie’s first UK hit single since Space Oddity made Number 5 in 1969. Reaching Number 10 in 1972, this Top Of The Pops performance included Robin Lumley, perhaps better known to Jazz Rock aficionados as the keyboard player from Brand X. Trevor Bolder’s sideburns almost stole the show but the real question is, […]