I think we can all agree that 2013 has been the year of David Bowie. He thrilled us in January with the release of The Next Day, his first album of new songs in ten years. And, this week a nugget from Bowie's past came to light. A long-lost radio show — made over 40 years ago — was discovered by Nigel Reeve, the keeper of Bowie's back catalog. "I discovered [the show] during some research several years ago." said Reeves of the momentous find. "It was in an old tape vault on 1/4" tape with simply the words "Radio Show" written on it. This is such a rare find. No one knew of its existence, apart from David and Ken. To play it for the first time was quite simply a jaw-dropping moment."
Yesterday, BBC 6 Music played the 15-minute broadcast, created by Bowie and his longtime producer Ken Scott. It was initially produced to promote the Thin White Duke's 1973 album of cover songs, Pin Ups. During the show, the artist performed five tracks from the album — "Here Comes The Night," "I Wish I Would," "Sorrow," and "I Can't Explain" — as well as discussed the London music scene. Click through to listen to this piece of rock-n-roll history for yourself. And, hurry you've only got three more days till this link shuts down. (BBC)