SPACE ODDITY

Today, 51 years ago, "Space Oddity" by David Bowie was released. Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut.
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On this date in 1969 “Space Oddity” by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was published as a 7-inch single before appearing as the opening track of his second studio album, David Bowie (November 1969). It became one of Bowie”s signature songs and included in The Rock and Roll of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), the song is about the launch into space of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut, and was released during a period of great interest in space flight.

Bowie revisited his Major Tom character in the songs “Ashes to Ashes”, “Hallo Spaceboy” and possibly the music video for “Blackstar”.

Now take your protein pills and put your helmet on. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ….

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Text: Wikipedia.
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Read also DEPECHE MODE TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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