Videos

In the list below you will find all known (at least according to my research) TV appearances, interviews, advertising and promotional films, live performances, as well as David Bowie’s motion picture engagements from the 60s until today, in chronological order. Each entry is linked to a YouTube video and/or the repective post. Enjoy!

Video List

12 Nov 1964   –   Tonight Show (BBC1) – First TV interview with David Bowie as spokesman for ‘The Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Long-Haired Men’.

?? ???? 1969   –   ‘The Virgin Soldiers’ – David Bowie has a brief 2-second appearance in this film.

?? ???? 1969   –   ‘The Image’ – 14-minute black-and-white short film.

22 Jan 1969   –   Luv ice cream commercial – David Bowie in a TV ad for Lyns Maid ice cream.

26 Jan – 7 Feb 1969   –   ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ – 28-minute short film with David Bowie, Hermione Farthingale and Scott Hutchinson featuring the songs: ‘Love You Till Tuesday’ / ‘Sell Me A Coat’ / ‘When I’m Five’ / ‘Rubber Band’ / ‘The Mask’ / ‘Let Me Sleep Beside You’ / ‘Ching-A-Ling’ / ‘Space Oddity’ / ‘When I Live My Dream’. First aired in May 1984.

10 May 1970  –  Ivor Novello Awards (US TV) – David Bowie performing ‘Space Oddity’.

08 Jul 1970   –   ‘Pierrot in Turquoise or The Looking Glass Murders’ – A pantomime devised by Lindsay Kemp. Bowie plays the part of Cloud and also contributes with the soundtrack to the programme (‘When I Live My Dream’ / ‘Columbine’ / ‘The Mirror’ / ‘Threepenny Pierrot’ / ‘When I Live My Dream – Again’).

08 Feb 1972   –   Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 2) – featuring ‘Oh, You Pretty Things’ / ‘Queen Bitch’ / ‘Five Years’.

14 Apr 1972   –   Top of the Pops – Bowie’s life-changing performance of ‘Starman’.

21 Jun 1972   –   Ziggy Stardust Tour: Dunstable, UK Rare footage of the 1972 Ziggy Stardust Tour. The video is overdubbed with the sound from Bowie’s Santa Monica performance on 20 October 1972. Songs performed: ‘Ziggy Stardust’ / ‘Suffragette City’ / ‘Moonage Daydream’ / and others (to be completed).

15 Jul 1972   –   Ziggy Stardust Tour: Aylesbury, UK – Rare footage. Some of the black-/white footage is believed to be from the Dunstable performance 21 June 1972.

19/20 Aug 1972   –   Ziggy Stardust Tour: Rainbow Theatre, London, UK – Footage of Bowie performing on stage. This video also entails interviews with fans, among them no other than Elton John and Bob Harris.

25 Aug 1972   –   ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’ – Official music video, filmed by Mick Rock.

28 Oct 1972   –   ‘The Jean Genie’ – Official music video, filmed by Mick Rock.

13 Dec 1972   –   ‘Space Oddity’ – Official music video, filmed by Mick Rock.

04 Jan 1973   –   Top of the Pops – The long-lost footage of Bowie performing ‘The Jean Genie’.

17 Jan 1973   –   Russell Harty Plus Pop – featuring a short interview with Bowie and a performance of ‘Drive-In Saturday’.

13 Jun 1973   –   ‘Life On Mars’ – Official music video, filmed by Mick Rock.

03 Jul 1973   –   Ziggy Stardust Tour: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK – Perhaps Bowie’s singularly most famous concert. The final show of the Ziggy Stardust Tour 1972-1973 and the one show where Bowie went into his first ‘retirement’ and killed off his Ziggy Stardust character. Songs performed: ‘Hang on to Yourself’ / ‘Ziggy Stardust’ / ‘Watch That Man’ / ‘Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud’ / ‘All the Young Dudes’ / ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’ / ‘Moonage Daydream’ / ‘Changes’ / ‘Space Oddity’ / ‘My Death’ / ‘Cracked Actor’ / ‘Time’ / ‘The Width of a Circle’ / ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ / ‘Suffragette City’ / ‘White Light/White Heat’ / Farewell Speech / ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’.

16 Nov 1973   –   The 1980 Floor Show (NBC) – The last time David Bowie and The Spiders play together. The following songs were performed: ‘1984/Dodo’ / ‘Sorrow’ / ‘Everything’s Alright’ / ‘Space Oddity’ / ‘I Can’t Explain’ / ‘Time’ / ‘The Jean Genie’ / ‘I’ve Got You Babe’ (with Marianne Faithful) / ‘1984/Dodo (Reprise)’.

15 Feb 1974   –   Top Pop (Dutch TV) – The famous ‘Rebel Rebel’ music video.

Feb 1974   –   David Bowie in the audience – seen during a Tom Jones performance and spotted by Tony Orlando.

April 1974   –   Diamond Dogs, US TV Commercial

Oct/Nov 1974   –   Diamond Dogs Tour: Radio City Music Hall, New York, USA – Short clip of the show featuring Bowie singing ‘Footstompin’.

Nov 1974   –   David Live, US TV Commercial

04 Dec 1974   –   Dick Cavett Show (NBC) – David Bowie as guest featuring a famous, cocaine-fuelled interview and performances of ‘Young Americans’ / ‘1984’ / ‘Footstompin’.

26 Jan 1975   –   Cracked Actor (BBC2) – The famous documentary about Bowie’s Diamond Dogs Tour in the USA. The documentary shows very intimate and sometimes fragile moments in this crucial part of Bowie’s life.

March 1975   –   Young Americans, US TV Commercial

01 Mar 1975   –   Grammy Awards (US TV) – David Bowie presents Aretha Franklin with an award for Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Female Artist.

04 Nov 1975   –   Soul Train (ABC) – David Bowie as guest singing ‘Golden Years’ and ‘Fame’. There is also a short interview part.

28 Nov 1975   –   Russell Harty Plus (ITV) – David Bowie in one of his strangest interviews. Talks about The Man Who Fell To Earth and future plans.

03 Jan 1976   –   Dinah! (CBS) – David Bowie performs ‘Stay’ and ‘Five Years’. There is a weird interview part in the middle.

02 Feb 1976   –   Isolar Tour Rehearsals – Footage of David Bowie during his rehearsals for the Isolar Tour in Vancouver, Canada. Songs rehearsed: ‘Station To Station’ / ‘Suffragette City’ / ‘Waiting For The Man’ / ‘Word On A Wing’ / ‘Stay’ / ‘TVC 15’ / ‘Sister Midnight’ / ‘Life On Mars’ / ‘Five Years’ / ‘Panic In Detroit’ / ‘Fame’ / ‘Changes’ / ‘The Jean Genie’ / ‘Queen Bitch’ / ‘Rebel Rebel’.

15 Apr 1977   –   Dinah! (CBS) – Performs ‘Funtime’ and ‘Sister Midnight’ with Iggy Pop. There is also an interview part.

21 Jun 1977   –   ‘Be My Wife’ – Official music video, filmed by Stanley Dorfman.

09 Sep 1977  –  Marc (Granada TV) – David Bowie performs ‘Heroes’ and concludes the show jamming ‘Sleeping Next To You’ with the show’s host Marc Bolan. Recorded 9 September and broadcast 28 September, after the surprising death of Marc Bolan on 16 September.

11 Sep 1977   –   Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas (ITV) – Bowie sings ‘Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy’ in a duet with no other tha Bing Crosby. He also performs ‘Heroes’.

27 Sep 1977   –   ‘Heroes’ – Official music video, filmed by Nick Ferguson.

27 Sep 1977   –   ‘Heroes’ Video Shoot – All different takes filmed by Nick Ferguson: ‘Heroes’ (Take 1) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 2) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 3) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 4) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 5) / ‘Sense Of Doubt’ (Take 6) / ‘Blackout’ (Take 7) / ‘Blackout’ (Take 8) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 9) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 10) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 11) / ‘Heroes’ (Take 12).

14 Oct 1977   –   Top Pop (Dutch TV) – Bowie performs ‘Heroes’. He later poses for a short press conference on a stool.

16 Oct 1977   –   Michel Drucker interview (TF1)

19 Oct 1977   –   Top Of The Pops – Bowie performs ‘Heroes’.

25 Nov 1977   –   90 Minutes Live (CBC Canada) – Interview.

22 May 1978   –   Isolar II Tour: Vienna, Austria

27 May 1978   –   Isolar II Tour: Marseilles, France

31 May/01 Jun 1978   –   Isolar II Tour: Copenhagen, Denmark

24-26 Jun 1978   –   Isolar II Tour: Stafford, UK

16 Jun 1978   –   Northern Lights (Tyne Tees) – Interview and footage of Bowie being mobbed leaving his car.

14 Nov 1978   –   Countdown (ABC Australia) – David Bowie is interviewed between rehearsals for the Australian leg of his Isolar II Tour.

28 Nov 1978   –   Willesee At Seven (7 Australia) – Interview.

12 Dec 1978   –   Isolar II Tour: NHK Hall, Tokyo

12 Feb 1979   –   Afternoon Plus (ITV1) – Interview by Mavis Nicholson.

April 1979   –   ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

June 1979   –   ‘D.J.’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

15 Dec 1979   –   Saturday Night Live (NBC) – David Bowie performs ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ / ‘TVC 15’ / ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ with Klaus Nomi.

August 1979   –   ‘Look Back In Anger’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

March 1980   –   Crystal Jun Rock, TV Commercial

August 1980   –   ‘Ashes To Ashes‘ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet and David Bowie.

05 Sep 1980   –   Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (NBC) – Performs ‘Life On Mars’ and ‘Ashes To Ashes’.

October 1980   –   ‘Fashion’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

13 Nov 1980   –   News 20/20 Show – Interview with David Bowie featuring clips from his ‘Elephant Man’ role on Broadway.

August 1981   –   ‘Wild Is The Wind’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

August 1981   –   ‘The Drowned Girl’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

?? ?? 1981   –   ‘Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo’ (German movie) – David Bowie has a short but significant appearance as Vendice Partners performing ‘Station To Station’ in Berlin.

November 1981   –   ‘Under Pressure’ – Official music video.

02 Mar 1982   –   ‘David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal’ (BBC 1) – A television play with David Bowie in the role of Baal.

?? ?? 1982   –   Brent Hanson interview – On the set of ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence’.

17 Mar 1983   –   ‘Let’s Dance’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

May 1983   –   ‘China Girl’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

07 Aug 1983   –   Serious Moonlight Tour: Edmonton, Canada

11 Aug 1983   –   Serious Moonlight Tour: Tacoma, Washington, USA

12 Sep 1983   –   Serious Moonlight Tour – Vancouver concert.

September 1983   –   ‘Modern Love’ – Official music video, filmed by Jim Yukich during the Philadelphia concert on 20th July 1983 of Bowie’s Serious Moonlight Tour.

12 Sep 1983   –   ‘Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet during the Vancouver concert on 12 September 1983 of Bowie’s Serious Moonlight Tour.

September 1984   –   ‘Blue Jean’ – Official music video, filmed by Julien Temple. The video is just a 3-minute segment of the 20-minute promo-video ‘Jazzin’ For Blue Jean’. There is also an alternate version of the ‘Blue Jean’ video, particularly produced for MTV. This video is not connected in any way with the official music video.

14 Sep 1984  –  MTV Awards – Iggy Pop receives award for Bowie.

May 1985   –   ‘Loving The Alien’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet and David Bowie.

13 Jul 1985   –   Live Aid – David Bowie performing live ‘TVC15’ / ‘Rebel Rebel’ / ‘Modern Love’ / ‘Heroes’. There is also a backstage interview.

19 Aug 1985   –   ‘Dancing In The Street’ – Official music video, filmed by David Mallet.

March 1986   –   ‘Absolute Beginners’ – Official music video, filmed by Julien Temple. There is a promotional video and a full-length version of this video.

13 Apr 1986   –   ‘Absolute Beginners’ Interview – David Bowie interviewed as part of the film’s Making-Of documentary.

21 Jun 1986   –   Prince’s Trust Benefit Concert – David Bowie and Mick Jagger performing ‘Dancing In The Street’. Maybe his worst-ever live performance.

March 1987   –   ‘Day-In Day-Out’ – Official music video, filmed by Julien Temple.

31 May 1987   –   Countdown (Dutch TV) – Interview and clips the Glass Spider Tour: Feyenoord Stadium in Rotterdam (30 May 1987).

June 1987   –   Glass Spider Tour: BerlinSoundcheck and concert.

01 Jul 1988   –   ‘Intruders At The Palace’ – David Bowie with La La La Human Steps performing ‘Look Back In Anger’.

31 May 1989   –   International Rock Awards – Tin Machine performing ‘Heaven’s In Here’.

March 1990   –   ChangesBowie, TV Commercial

16 May 1990   –   The Dome, Tokyo (NHK, Japanese TV) – David Bowie’s full concert in Tokyo as part of his Sound & Vision Tour.

07 Aug 1990   –   Sound & Vision Tour: Manchester, UK

02 Nov 1991   –   Tin Machine: It’s My Life Tour – Wolverhampton concert.

19 Apr 1992   –   David Bowie and Annie Lennox rehearsing ‘Under Pressure’ – Rehearsals for their performance at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

20 Apr 1992   –   Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert – David Bowie performing ‘Under Pressure’ with Annie Lennox, ‘All The Young Dudes’ with Ian Hunter and ‘Heroes’ with Mick Ronson. He concludes his act infamously with ‘The Lord’s Prayer’.

April 1993   –   Arsenio Hall Show – featuring ‘Jump They Say’ / Interview / ‘Black Tie White Noise’ / Interview with Bowie & Al B. Sure / ‘Pallas Athena’.

October 1993   –   ‘Miracle Goodnight’ – Official music video, filmed by Matthew Rolston.

?? ?? 1994   –   Hotei Tomoyasu interviews David Bowie

September 1995   –   ‘The Heart’s Filthy Lesson’ – Official music video, filmed by Samuel Bayer.

13 Nov 1995   –   ‘Outside’ Press Conference in London

15 Nov 1995   –   Outside Tour: London, UK

26 Jan 1996  –  Taratata (French TV) – David Bowie performs ‘The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Strangers When We Meet’. There is also an interview.

03 Feb 1996   –   Karel Show (Dutch TV) – David Bowie as guest. The show contains a nice interview and performances of ‘The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction’ / ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ / ‘Under Pressure’ / ‘Warszawa’ (short version due to end credits).

19 Feb 1996  –  Brit Awards – David Bowie wins Outstanding Contribution award (presented by then PM candidate Tony Blair) and performs ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ (with Pet Shop Boys), ‘Moonage Daydream’ and ‘Under Pressure’.

20-26 May 1996  –  ‘Inspirations’ – Documentary by Michael Apted showing Bowie and his creative process of combining lyrics and melodies.

22 Jun 1996   –   David Bowie at Rockpalast (Loreley Festival)

10 Jul 1996   –   Outside Summer Festivals Tour: Fontvieille, Monaco

19 Oct 1996   –   Bridge Benefit Concert – David Bowie performs a series of songs over two nights.

?? ?? 1997   –   Planet Rock (MTV) – Interview

22 Feb 1997   –   Wetten Dass (ZDF, German TV) – David performs ‘Little Wonder’, sits down for an interview and takes part in a stupid bet.

01 Aug 1997   –   Earthling Tour: Birmingham, UK

11/12 Aug 1997   –   Earthling Tour: Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK

14 Oct 1997   –   Earthling Tour: ‘Live At The 10 Spot’ – Port Chester, New York (MTV) – at Capitol Theatre

15 Oct 1997   –   Earthling Tour: GQ Awards, Radio City Music Hall, New York, USA

?? ?? 1999   –   The New Music Show (US TV) – Interview with David Bowie.

17 Feb 1999  –  Brit Awards (ITV) – David Bowie performs ’20th Century Boy’ live with Placebo.

12 Mar 1999   –   Comic Relief – David Bowie does a ‘Requiem Of A Laughing Gnome’ in a ridiculously bad way.

09 Oct 1999   –   The Hours… Tour: NetAid, London, UK

16-19 Jun 2000   –   Mini Tour: Roseland Ballroom, New York, USA

25 Jun 2000   –   Mini Tour: Glastonbury Festival, UK

27 Jun 2000   –   Mini Tour: BBC Radio Theatre, London, UK

28 Sep 2001   –   ‘Zoolander’ (US Movie) – David Bowie as himself judging the walk-off challenge between Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson).

20 Oct 2001   –   Concert for New York City – David Bowie performs ‘America’ and ‘Heroes’.

?? ???? 2002   –   ‘Heathen’ Interview

11 Jun 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Roseland Ballroom, New York, USA

29 Jun 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Meltdown Festival, London, UK

11 Jul 2002   –   Harald Schmidt Show (Sat 1, German TV) – David Bowie is interviewed and sings ‘Everyone Says Hi’.

12 Jul 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Cologne, Germany

13 Aug 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Irvine, USA

02 Oct 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Carling Apollo Hammersmith, London, UK

16 Oct 2002   –   Heathen Tour: Queens, New York, USA

12 Sep 2003   –   Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC 1) – David Bowie performs his new single ‘New Killer Star’. After a nice interview he performs ‘Modern Love’.

29 Sep 2003   –   ‘New Killer Star’ – Official music video.

15 Oct 2003   –   Reality Tour: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

17 Oct 2003   –   Harald Schmidt Show (Sat 1, German TV) – David Bowie sings ‘Never Get Old’. Short interview at the end of the song.

29 Oct 2003   –   Reality Tour: Vienna, Austria

31 Oct 2003   –   Reality Tour: Cologne, Germany

15 Dec 2003   –   Reality Tour: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

?? ???? 2004   –   Ellen DeGeneres Show – David Bowie is interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres and performs ‘Changes’.

26/27 Feb 2004   –   Reality Tour: Melbourne, Australia

29 Mar 2004   –   Reality Tour: Philadelphia, USA

01 Apr 2004   –   Reality Tour: Toronto, Canada

04 Jun 2004   –   Reality Tour: Wantagh, USA

08 Sep 2005   –   Fashion Rocks – David Bowie performs three songs together with Arcade Fire: ‘Wake Up’ / ‘Life On Mars’ / ‘Five Years’.

29-31 May 2006   –   David Gilmour live at Royal Albert Hall – David Bowie performs two songs with Gilmour: ‘Arnold Layne’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’. The entire concert was released in a 2-DVD set on 28 September 2007 titled Remember That Night – Live At The Royal Albert Hall. There is also more footage of the rehearsals and backstage with Bowie and Gilmour.

21 Sep 2006   –   ‘Extras’ – David Bowie appears as himself in the season 2, episode 2 and sings that ‘Little Fat Man’ song. For the DVD release of Extras there is also a short ‘behind-the-scenes’ interview.

20 Oct 2006   –   ‘The Prestige’ (US/UK Movie) – David Bowie plays Nikola Tesla.

09 Nov 2006   –   Black Ball Festival – David Bowie performs ‘Wild Is The Wind’, ‘Changes’ and ‘Fantastic Voyage’ with Alicia Keys.

?? ?? 2007   –   Tribeca Film Festival – Amateur footage of Bowie and Iman leaving the festival.

9-19 May 2007   –   High Line Festival – Bowie introduces Ricky Gervais and sings the ‘Little Fat Man’ song.

22 Jan 2008   –   ‘August’ (US Movie) – In a scene Josh Hartnett negotiates with David Bowie who plays an old powerful man.

14 Aug 2009   –   ‘Bandslam’ (US Movie) – Very short appearance as himself at the end of the movie.

07 Jun 2010   –   CFDA Awards – Short footage of Bowie waiting for someone.

08 Jan 2013   –   ‘Where Are We Now?’ – Official music video, filmed by Tony Oursler.

25 Feb 2013   –   ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’ – Official music video, filmed by Floria Sigismondi.

08 May 2013  –  ‘The Next Day’ – Official music video, filmed by Floria Sigismondi.

25 May 2013   –   ‘David Bowie – Five Years’ (BBC 2) – Excellent documentary about five pivotal years 1971, 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1983 in Bowie’s career.

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