Decades-Old Lost Footage of Rock Icon Found in Britain

Dec 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The BBC announced the discovery of footage of a rock icon that was believed to be lost almost 40 years ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The footage, from 1973, is of David Bowie performing "Jean Genie," the story reports. The four-minute film captures Bowie in his glam-rock phase and playing the harmonica with his band the Spiders From Mars.

The tape was to be aired today on a BBC2 Christmas special, the piece says.

A retired cameraman had kept a copy of the performance, which was discovered by the British Film Institute, the story notes.


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  1. Awesome! I hope the Beeb finds some time over the holiday weekend to play those two lost DOCTOR WHO episodes the BMI recently recovered as well.

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