BOWIE – A Vinyl Celebration: Music Played


Thanks to everyone who came along to our special David Bowie night and for sharing your stories and favourite tracks. Emotional and exhilarating in equal measure.

It was great to hear Peter’s recollection of the Bowie’s 1972 Preston gig just before he broke big with ‘Starman’, Melissa’s tale of how she discovered Bowie as a kid and Scotty’s encounter with Bowie at some traffic lights in Glossop in 1973 (en-route to Manchester after a gig in Sheffield). Not to mention songs from just about every part of Bowie’s lengthy career.

A full list of records played is below (along with a Spotify playlist), but for those who have been asking about the Young Americans outtake ‘It’s Gonna Be Me’ and where to find it, it’s available on the 1991 and 2007 reissues of the Young Americans album and the 40th anniversary edition of the ‘Young Americans’ single. Find out more about the song here.


Here are a few comments posted on Twitter after the session:

Wonderful Bowie night with & much thanks to Simon who put my fave soul era Bowie on early so I could get my bus. Cheers mate!

Great night tonight. Interesting first half from thanks for the hard work. ★ sounded fantastic.

great night celebrating the life and work of David Bowie.

Many thanks Simon for the Bowie night and even more thanks to the lady who brought in “It’s gonna be me”. Simply stunning.

Great night. Had it all including ‘heated debate’ about how you pronounce Bowie!

We’re back on Thursday 10th March for an evening of classic Progressive Rock. Full details soon.


“Heroes” (RCA, 1977)
SIDE TWO: V2 Schneider/Sense Of Doubt/Moss Garden/Neukoln



Waiting For The Man (outtake, 1967)
In The Heat Of  The Morning (BBC Session, 1968)
London Bye Ta-Ta (1970
Tired Of My Life (demo, 1971)
Bombers (Hunky Dory outtake, 1971)
Andy Warhol (BBC Session, 1972)
Velvet Goldmine (Ziggy Stardust outtake, 1971)
Candidate (demo, 1973)
Zion (demo, 1973)

PART 1 – The Early Years (1964-1969)


Davie Jones & The King Bees – Liza Jane (1964)
Davey Jones & The Lower Third – You’ve Got A Habit Of Leaving (1965)
David Bowie & The Lower Third – Can’t Help Thinking About Me (1966)
David Bowie – The London Boys (1966)
The Riot Squad – Little Toy Soldier (1967)
Bowie & Hutch – Space Oddity (demo version) (1969)

INTERVAL: Music from ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ (montage #1)
Holst – The Planets Suite: Mars
Stomu Yamashta – Poker Dice
John Phillips – Hello Mary Lou (instrumental)


David Bowie – Blackstar (ISO, 2016)


SIDE ONE: Blackstar/Tis A Pity She Was A Whore/Lazarus
SIDE TWO: Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)/Girl Loves Me/Dollar Days/I Can’t Give Everything Away

INTERVAL: Music from ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ (montage #2)
Erik Satie – Enfantillages Pittoresques (performed by Frank Glazer)
Stomu Yamashta – Memories Of Hiroshima
Artie Shaw – Stardust

PART 3 – The big Bowie free-for-all


Hang On To Yourself (John I’m Only Dancing single, 1972)
It’s Gonna Be Me (Young Americans 40th anniversary picture disc, 2015)
Win (Young Americans, 1975)
The Barron Knights – Space Oddity (Live In Trouble, 1977)
Moonage Daydream (Ziggy Stardust, 1972)
When I Live My Dream (The World Of David Bowie, 1970)
Fantastic Voyage (Lodger, 1979)
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (12″ single, 1982)
Queen Bitch (Hunky Dory, 1971)
Boys Keep Swinging (Lodger, 1979)
Amsterdam (Bowie Rare, 1982)
Panic In Detroit (Aladdin Sane, 1973)
Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (Diamond Dogs, 1974)
Adam & Joe – Bathtime For Bowie (Song Wars Volume 2, 2010)
Flight Of The Conchords – Bowie (Flight Of The Conchords, 2008)
I’m Afraid Of Americans (NIN mix, 1997)

Listen to a playlist of songs played here.

You can also listen to Simon’s 2-hour David Bowie special for The Album Zone here.


Additonal thanks to Simon B for photos and researching the music used in ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’.

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