Rare David Bowie Radio Program Airs Today

A rare David Bowie radio show recorded in 1973 airs today on BBC Radio 6.

The show was recorded to promote Bowie's 1973 cover album Pin Ups and features Bowie talking about the London music scene and performing five tracks from the album: the Pretty Things' "Rosalyn," Them's "Here Comes the Night," the Yardbirds' "I Wish You Would," the Merseys' "Sorrow" and the Who's "I Can't Explain."

The footage was discovered by Bowie's back catalogue archivist Nigel Reeve, who said: "I discovered it during some research several years ago. [. . .] This is such a rare find. No one knew of its existence, apart from David and Ken [Scott, the album and radio show's producer]. To play it for the first time was quite simply a jaw-dropping moment."

Bowie's upcoming album, The Next Day, drops on November 4. A remix of Bowie's "Love Is Lost" by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy was released last week and will be included in the deluxe 3-disc version of the album.

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