The ZIGGY STARDUST Companion
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Sands, Brian (formerly Kinchy): Founder and President of the first US fan club in 1969 (The International David Bowie Society) situated in Cleveland, US. Kinchy's enthusiasm and that of FM Radio station WMMS was instrumental in Cleveland being chosen as the starting point for the 1st US Tour. In 1979 Kinchy began recording as Brian Sands. Earlier in England he had stayed with the late Vivian Stanshall of The Bonzo Dog Band and did the photography for his L.P. release titled " Sir Henry At Rawlinson End". Sand's two solo LP titles are "Reheated Chocolate Tangos" and "Fixation" (the opening track "Dialogue in Limbo" is a take on "The Man Who Sold The World") and he is currently working on a spring 2000 CD release of all new material. See Brian Sands and David Bowie.
Schwab, "Coco" Corrine: Daughter of an American photographer who was employed by Tony DeFries at the MainMan UK office and later became Bowie's personal assistant.
Scott, Ken: Engineer on SPACE ODDITY (1969) and THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD and co-producer on HUNKY DORY (1971). Co-producer of THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972). Ken Scott was also the producer of a number of Beatles songs and had trained alongside George Martin at Abbey Road studios. Bowie has said that Scott was his "George Martin". See Ken Scott on David Bowie.
"See Emily Play" (Syd Barrett): Pink Floyd song recorded by Bowie on his PIN-UPS (1973) tribute album to British Sixties groups.
"Shadowman" (Bowie): Also titled "The Man" this song was originally recorded by Bowie at Haddon Hall in May 1970 and on 23rd April 1971. A third version was recorded at Trident Studios on 14 September 1971 for THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972) but was not finished.
Shaking All Over (Johnny Kidd): One of seven tracks recorded at Trident studios in May 1972 by Bowie, Lou Reed and Mott The Hoople. Bowie's version of "All The Young Dudes" came from this session.
"Shapes of Things" (Samwell-Smith/McCarty/Relf): Yardbirds song recorded by Bowie on his PINUPS (1973) tribute album to British Sixties groups.
"Something Happens" (Bowie): Title of unknown Bowie song mentioned by Bowie in a radio interview in 1971 and scheduled for inclusion on the planned (but never completed) bridging album between HUNKY DORY (1971) and THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow": Julie Garland song from THE WIZARD OF OZ which Bowie sang a line of at the Rainbow Concert, London on 19 August 1972 while performing "Starman." The melody for the lyric "...Some...where over the rainbow..." is very similar to "...There's a Star...man... waiting in the sky..."
"Song for Bob Dylan" (Bowie): Song on HUNKY DORY (1971) which was a tribute to Bob Dylan and performed on the 1st UK Tour only. Bowie says that he wrote it for his friend George Underwood who was a "Dylan freak."
"Sorrow" (Feldman/Goldstein/Gottehrer): Song recorded by Bowie on his tribute to Sixties British groups PIN-UPS (1973) and the A-side of "Sorrow/Port of Amsterdam" (RCA 2424 - 28 September 1973).
"Soul Love" (Bowie): Song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
SOUND + VISION I, II & III (1989): Three CD set comprising standard and rare material spanning Bowie's career from 1969 to 1981. SOUND + VISION I (1989) contains the following rarities with special significance to the Ziggy Stardust era: "Round and Round" (B-side from Ziggy sessions 1971) and "John, I'm Only Dancing" (ALADDIN SANE out-take).
SOUND + VISION PLUS (1989): CD Video containing live audio versions of "John, I'm Only Dancing", "Changes" and "The Supermen" from the Ziggy Stardust concert at the Boston Music Hall on 1 October 1972.
"Space Oddity" (Bowie): Song from same titled album and his first major hit in 1969, partly influenced by the film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968). It was performed on all Ziggy Stardust concert tours in 1972 and 1973 with the exception of the 2nd UK Tour. It was the first stereo single and featured Rick Wakeman of Yes fame.
"Here we had the great blast of American technological know-how shoving this guy up into space and once he gets there he's not quite sure why he's there. And that's where I left him. Now we've found out that he's under some kind of realisation that the whole process that got him up there had decayed, was born out of decay; it has decayed him and he's in the process of decaying. But he wishes to return to the nice, round womb, the earth, from whence he started... It really is an ode to childhood, if you like, a popular nursery rhyme. It's about space men becoming junkies." - David Bowie 1980
SPACE ODDITY: Promotional video of Bowie's first major hit (1969) but only filmed in December 1972 for its re-release. It features Bowie at the Trident Studio on acoustic guitar miming to the original backing. It can be viewed on BOWIE - THE VIDEO COLLECTION (1993).
Spiders From Mars, The: Three piece rock band who were Bowie/Ziggy Stardust's band. The band was: leader Mick Ronson (guitar, piano and vocals), Mick (Woody) Woodmansey (drums), and Trevor Bolder (bass). Aside: Bowie has used the symbolism of spiders a number of times in his work, i.e. the name of Ziggy Stardust's band, the song "Glass Spider" and World Tour in 1987.
"Star" (Bowie): Song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
Star Girls: Young nymphet groupies who frequented Rodney's English Disco club on Sunset Strip and who followed Bowie and the Ziggy Stardust phenomenon.
"Starman" (Bowie): Song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
Stranger in a Strange Land: 1940's Science-fiction classic by Robert Heinlein that Bowie announced in early 1973 that he was to star in. The story was about a beautful young Martian who comes to earth and starts a religious movement. However, this never occurred.
"Suffragette City" (Bowie): Song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
Sukita, Masayoshi: Japanese photographer of David Bowie in August 1972 and February 1973 on the Japanese 1973 Tour.
"Supermen, The" (Bowie): Song from THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970). An alternate version was re-recorded at the Trident Studios in late 1970 for REVELATIONS - A MUSICAL ANTHOLOGY FOR GLASTONBURY FAYRE (1971) and is included as a bonus track on the Rykodisc HUNKY DORY (1971) CD. The song was performed on the 1st UK Tour. A live version of this song from the Ziggy Stardust concert at the Boston Music Hall on the 1st October 1972 is also included on the CD video SOUND + VISION PLUS (1989).
"Sweet Head" (Bowie): A bonus song on THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS (1972).
"Sweet Jane" (Lou Reed): Velvet Underground song performed together by Lou Reed and Bowie at the Ziggy Stardust concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 8 July 1972.
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