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WATCH: Clip of David Bowie in ‘Stardust’ falls to earth on YouTube

/ 01:07 AM April 17, 2020
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David Bowie at the Olympia, during a unique concert in Paris on July 1, 2002. Image: AFP/Betrand Guay

Some four years after his death, a previously unreleased clip by Bowie, “Repetition ’97”, recently fell to earth on YouTube.

At a time when the Tribeca Film Festival has just announced the debut of select 2020 Festival programming online, David Bowie fans were delighted to discover a short extract from “Stardust”.

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Written and directed by British filmmaker Gabriel Range, the film takes us on a road trip with the young Bowie in 1971. Then aged 24, the singer is just about to embark on a transformation that turned him into Ziggy Stardust, his first and most famous alter ego which immediately made him a pop icon.

The short sequence centers on a scene in which David Bowie, whose real name was David Robert Jones, discusses his prospects in the United States with Ron Oberman, a publicist for Mercury Records.

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When Bowie raises the issue of Mercury’s doubts about his album “The Man Who Sold the World” and his United States tour, Oberman insists that he has none whatsoever. JB

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