Video: David Bowie on ‘Top of the Pops’ While

December 22, 2011

While David Bowie remains in what Mick Rock is calling “his Howard Hughes period,” rare footage from the Thin White Duke’s 1970s heyday seems to surface every once in a while as a consistent reminder of how much we’d love to see him return to the stage. This week, a former cameraman for Top of the Pops shared a vintage reel he’s saved since Bowie’s 1973 performance of “The Jean Genie,” previously believed to be lost for good after the BBC wiped the original tapes. You can find out more about the back-story here and catch Bowie’s incredible rendition of the Aladdin Sane single above.

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