Updated Jan 16, 2013 - 2:02 am
Lost 80s at 4 with Steve Douglas: David Bowie's birthday
Tuesday is the birthday of David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie.
Before his first big hit, "Space Oddity" in 1969, Bowie performed with various bands in the UK using Davy Jones as his stage name. At the same time on this side of the ocean, The Monkees were hitting it big with their own Davy Jones, David Jones changes his name to Bowie after American frontiersman Jim Bowie.
He is still putting out music nearly five decades later with his "The Next Day" album released on his birthday today. The Lost 80's comes from 1983. Co-written with Iggy Pop in Berlin in 1977, here's "China Girl":
Steve Douglas, Afternoon Host