"Sorrow" 7" single released in the UK and Spain.
It was originally intended to be released on 28 September 1973, but RCA delayed its
introduction due to Derram's re-release of "The Laughing Gnome."
"Sorrow/Port of Amsterdam" RCA 2424 UK. Highest chart position
= #3. In US as APBO - 0160.
"Sorrow/Lady Grinning Soul" RCA APBO 9056 Spain
The 1980 Floor Show
FEATURED CONCERT: The Marquee, London.
Filming begins of a spectacular Bowie stage production called the 1980
Floor Show specially created for an American NBC TV show called The Midnight
Special. Bowie fan club members, staff of The Marquee and selected musical press are
the participating audience. The show includes Marianne Faithfull, The Troggs and a
vocal group called Carmen and takes three days to shoot. It is the last time that
Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder play with Bowie as Spiders.
Bowie songs at the show are:
You Didn't Hear It From Me (Dodo) / Sorrow / Everything's Alright /
Space Oddity / I Can't Explain / The Jean Genie / Time / Rock n Roll Suicide / I Got You
Babe (duetting with Marianne Faithfull).
Disc features a special history of David Bowie.
Filming: The Marquee, London. Day Two of filming.
PINUPS (1973) is released to advance orders of
Side One: Rosalyn / Here Comes The Night / I Wish You Would / See
Emily Play /Everything's Alright / I Can't Explain
Side Two: Friday On My Mind / Sorrow / Don't Bring Me Down / Shapes of Things /
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere / Where Have All The Good Times Gone
It is his Bowie's last album featuring Mick Ronson as main guitarist and
the last with producer Ken Scott. Bowie uses Aynsley Dunbar on drums, instead of Mick
Woodmansey (who had returned to Hull following "The Retirement Gig") and while
originally intending to have Jack Bruce of Cream on bass, retained the services of
Trevor Bolder for his last Bowie album when Bruce cannot make the French sessions.
Filming: The Marquee, London. Final day of filming.