NICE TO HAVE HIM BACK AFTER THAT MASSIVE BREAKDOWN, BUT NOT SURE ABOUT THIS COVER……
Rare footage of David Bowie performing on Top Of The Pops has been found.
The footage, which sees the singer play ‘The Jean Genie’, had been lost until last week, when retired TV cameraman John Henshall came forward with a copy of the performance. It was previously believed that every copy of the UK Number 2 hit had been destroyed.
DID NOT THINK THIS WOULD HAPPEN. HE IS VERY PROTECTIVE OF HIS RIGHTS.
Although it was announced that Heroes, a new production based on the works of David Bowie, would receive its charity world premiere at London’s IndigO2 March 11, 2012, representatives for Bowie released a statement saying the artist has not given his consent for such a project.
“Neither the David Bowie Organization, nor its co-publishers EMI Music and Chrysalis, has issued a license for a Bowie musical at the O2, as has been reported in the U.K.,” according to the statement. “There are no negotiations pending for a long-running musical featuring the music of Mr. Bowie.”
The show was scheduled to feature a cast of over 30 performers and a live band, performing such tunes as “Heroes,” “Let’s Dance,” “The Man Who Sold the World” and “The Jean Genie.” Heroes was to be written and produced by Deep Singh and Carl Wilks, and directed and choreographed by Matthew Gould.
A spokesperson for Heroes would only say, “Discussions are continuing.”
In a press statement, Singh had commented about securing the rights to Bowie’s music:
“We could not really believe it when they gave us permission. [Bowie's] people had warned us that it was very unlikely that he would be interested and that he had been asked many times before.” But he added, “We did not want Mr. Bowie to think it was going to be a tribute show, and that seems to have had an effect. Mr. Bowie’s representatives have been incredibly supportive when we have asked them for things and yet hands-off in terms of letting us get on with the project.”