I only saw him live once, in 1983. He wore a suit and tie onstage then; he was tall, slim, heartbreakingly beautiful.
This isn't my favorite Bowie song, but I feel like remembering the early strange starman tonight, the spectacle that made parents who thought they'd already seen quite enough in the Sixties stop dead in their tracks and say “What is that?" The fun of this video is the very ordinary obviously middle class kids dancing in the background. Oh and those grey mutton chop things adorning that guitarist's face.
If you can stand it, watch the haunting videos for the songs from his new album, Blackstar, released only last week.