UPROXX – October 28, 2020 at 09:29AM:
David Bowie is one of the most seminal legends in music history; but who was the man behind the many faces? In 1971, a 24-year-old fledgling David Bowie is sent to America to promote his newest record, The Man Who Sold the World. Leaving behind his pregnant wife Angie, Bowie and his band embark on a makeshift coast-to-coast promotional tour with struggling Mercury Records publicist Rob Oberman.
David Bowie wasn’t DAVID BOWIE, internationally-known rock god, until his fifth album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. I mean, technically before he was David Bowie or DAVID BOWIE, he was David Robert Jones, but you get the idea. His self-titled debut barely made a commercial dent, while the follow-up, also named David Bowie (later re-titled Space Oddity), had a hit, but sold poorly as well.