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Seldom-seen David Bowie interview, 1976
08.08.2011
02:48 pm

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David Bowie admirably keeps his cool in the face of TV host Russell Harty’s idiotic questions (asked via satellite) in a nearly futile effort to promote his then-upcoming 1976 “Isolar” world tour. In marked contrast to other TV appearances around this time, the thin white duke doesn’t seem to have snorted a pound of cocaine before the interview started…

Each time Bowie appeared on Russell Harty Plus in the 1970s, he was subjected to goading and borderline insults from the supercilious, patronizing Harty, who comes off here like a right prat. You have to wonder why he bothered. Bowie had then just finished his role in Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, briefly touched on here.
 

 
Thank you, Adrian Legg!

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David Bowie sings ‘Drive-in Saturday’ live on TV, 1973

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David Bowie sings “Drive-in Saturday” and is interviewed by British TV host, Russell Harty, from 1973.
 

 

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Happy Birthday Marc Bolan
09.30.2010
02:28 pm

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Today is Marc Bolan’s birthday. The father of glam rock would have been 63 today if he was still among us.

Below, the complete footage of Bolan’s interview on the Russell Harty Plus television program. Might be the best interview I’ve ever seen with him. At the end he says “I don’t think I will live that long.”
 

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