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David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

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Francis Whately
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Rick Wakeman ... Himself
John Harris ... Himself, journalist, author
Ken Scott Ken Scott ... Himself, co-producer 'Hunky Dory'
Mick Ronson ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Shaar Murray Charles Shaar Murray ... Himself, music journalist
Trevor Bolder Trevor Bolder ... Himself
Angie Bowie Angie Bowie ... Herself (archive footage) (as Angela Bowie)
Camille Paglia Camille Paglia ... Herself, social critic, author
Ava Cherry Ava Cherry ... Herself, back-up singer
Carlos Alomar Carlos Alomar ... Himself
Luther Vandross ... Himself (archive footage)
Nelson George ... Himself, culture critic
Robin Clark Robin Clark ... Herself, back-up singer
Geoff MacGormack Geoff MacGormack ... Himself, David Bowie's childhood friend, back-up singer
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

David Bowie: Cinco años See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The title "Five Years" is also the title of the opening song to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album. See more »

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Great movie, but it never mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughn. Why?
22 November 2014 | by hgprice74See all my reviews

Great movie, but it never mentioned the fact that Stevie Ray Vaughn (all time Texas blues great)contributed to the writing and played lead guitar on the biggest hits, "Lets Dance" and "China Girl" amongst other songs. Why? In the movie Carlos Alomar seems to take credit for writing the key riff for Lets Dance. Bowie plays the guitar solos in the videos. Any one who knows Vaughn's music can clearly hear it's a S. R. Vaughn opening he learned from one of the "Kings" (Albert, Freddie, or B. B.) Bowie fell in love with Stevie R. Vaughn's playing when he heard him at the Montreux Jazz festival. He convinced him to play on his current album and tour with him to support the album. He also agreed to let Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble open some of the shows. Bowie didn't Honor his agreement and Vaugh walked soon after the tour started.Wasted opportunity for both artist.


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