Video Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’
A new official video for David Bowie‘s iconic “Space Oddity” premiered on Saturday at a NASA event at The Kennedy Center in Washington in celebration of the 50th anniversary of both the 1969 single and the Apollo 11 moon landing.
The video, which was directed by Tim Pope, features footage of Bowie performing “Space Oddity” at his 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997 and also footage directed by Eduaord Lock for the on-screen back drop of Bowie’s 1990 Sound & Vision tour.
The 1990 footage was projected onto large screens throughout the Sound & Vision tour, featuring Bowie effectively performing “Space Oddity” with himself, a performance replicated at his 50th Birthday Concert.
The audio that accompanies the video is a new 2019 mix of “Space Oddity” by longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
The video, which debuted at National Symphony Orchestra Pops Apollo 11: A Fiftieth Anniversary—One Small Step, One Giant Leap, is also available on YouTube.
Bowie died on January 10, 2016 at age 69, two days after the release of his 25th studio album, Blackstar.
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