- 17 Dec 19
48 years ago today, David Bowie released his fourth studio album, Hunky Dory. Featuring classic tracks like 'Changes', 'Oh! You Pretty Things' and 'Life On Mars?', the album has since been remembered as one of Bowie's finest works. To celebrate, we're revisiting his 1999 interview with Hot Press.
Journalistic objectivity, my arse! There's no way anyone who bought The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in 1972 for £2.19 can meet David Bowie without going all wobbly.
In town for what could very well be the most expensive beer promotion ever - conservative estimates put the bill at around £500,000 - the still wafer-Thin White Duke is in celebratory mood having been told that hours... has just gone in to the UK album chart at number 5.
Not as all-conquering as his record company might have liked, but good going for a bloke who was once famously dismissed as a second-rate Tommy Steele.