October 19th 1973
BOWIE - PINUPS is released
The album was released to coincide with the recording of David's TV special the 1984 Floorshow recorded at The Marquee in London
David had disbanded The Spiders in July
Pinups is an album of David's favourite songs from the sixties released in the same year as Aladdin Sane ... and before 1974's Diamond Dogs
Album details are
Justin de Villeneuve - Front cover photograph
Twiggy - Twig The Wonderkid on front cover
Pierre Laroche - Front cover makeup masks for Twig and Bowie
Mick Rock - Back cover photography/design
Ray Campbell - Pinups front cover lettering
Containing cover versions of songs.
Pin Ups entered the UK chart on 3 November 1973 (coincidentally the same day as Bryan Ferry's covers album These Foolish Things) and stayed there for 21 weeks, peaking at No. 1. It re-entered the chart on 30 April 1983, this time for fifteen weeks, peaking at No. 57. In July 1990, it again entered the chart, for one week, at No. 52.
A version of The Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" was recorded during the sessions. It was never released; Bowie donated the backing track to Mick Ronson for his 1975 album Play Don't Worry.
Ken Scott, David Bowie
How many of the tracks below, can you name the original recording artist?
1 Rosalyn (Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley)
2 Here Comes The Night (Bert Berns)
3 I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)
4 See Emily Play (Syd Barrett)
5 Everything's Alright (Nicky Crouch, John Konrad, Simon Stavely, Stuart)
6 I Can't Explain (Pete Townshend)
7 Friday On My Mind (George Young, Harry Vanda)
8 Sorrow (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer)
9 Don't Bring Me Down (Johnnie Dee)
10 Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf)
11 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend)
12 Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (Ray Davies)