Video: David Bowie Performing ‘Starman’ On British TV Back In 1972

“Starman” is a song by the English musician David Bowie, released in April 1972. It was featured on his fifth studio album, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.” The song was written by Bowie and served as a pivotal moment in his career.

Upon its release, “Starman” was not an immediate commercial success, but it gained significant attention after Bowie performed the song on the British music television show “Top of the Pops” in July 1972. The performance showcased Bowie’s unique style and charisma, capturing the imagination of a wide audience and propelling him to stardom.

“Starman” reached number ten on the UK Singles Chart, marking Bowie’s first top ten hit in the country. It helped establish him as a leading figure in the glam rock movement and set the stage for the success of his subsequent albums.