Thursday, December 15, 2011

David Bowie's 'Lost' Jean Genie Footage Found!

Via Bowienet 12.12.2011 by Total Blam Blam - BowieNet News Editor

What a Christmas for David Bowie fans!

Sunday night's much-anticipated first screening of the newly-rediscovered clip of Bowie, Ronson, Woodmansey and Bolder performing The Jean Genie on BBC TV's Top of the Pops saw a packed National Film Theatre struck agog at the majesty of Ziggy in action: in pristine, full-colour TV quality.

Here is a 'new' photo of Bowie from that 'lost' Jean Genie performance on BBC TV from January 4th, 1973:

David Bowie on BBC's Top of the Pops 1973

You can see more photos here and read more about this recent event here: David Bowie Top of the Pops footage found by cameraman

See also: "Speed of Life" Photos of David Bowie


  1. There was a bit of poor footage (bootlegged from the cinema screening) that found its way on to youtube. The cameraman who has the footage was so upset by this that he decided that the youtube footage would be the only thing that people will see and moreover has threatened to destroy his master copy. Condemning comments towards this person is currently not allowed on BWW (Paul Kinder just deletes it).

  2. Shouldn't be condemning commentary, should be a lively discussion about intellectual property and utilitarianism. Continue.

  3. The last paragraph reads: "The first transmission of Jean Genie since 1973 will be in a BBC4 documentary, Tales of Television Centre, to be broadcast in the new year." \(^0^)/

  4. You're very welcome Natalie! (。◕‿‿◕。)

  5. David Bowie is so farking incredible because he can get any woman AND/OR man that he wants. And with the shape of today's music scene, we all need ALOT more Bowie now.

  6. That was right in the middle of his "closet heterosexual" phase.