Bowie Group

Melody Maker

5th March 1971

DAVID BOWIE, whose new single “Prettiest Star” is out tomorrow (Friday), has formed a three-piece backing group for “live dates.”

Called the Hype, the group consists of Bowie’s producer, Tony Visconti, on bass, John Cambridge (of Juniors Eyes), on drums, and Mick Ronson on guitar.

David and the group appear for the first time at Hull University tomorrow (March 6), then London’s Regent Street Polytechnic (7) and Royal Festival Hall (12).

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