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David Bowie’s early years chronicled in new Showtime documentary

NEW YORK – OCTOBER 30: Musician David Bowie attends Glamour Magazine’s “Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2006” at Carnegie Hall, October 30, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

The new documentary, David Bowie: Finding Fame, will debut on Showtime on Friday, August 9th at 10PM. The film delves into the rock icon’s formative years that preceded his global superstardom.

According to the official announcement:

David Bowie’s death in January 2016 felt like a major milestone. He was one of the most influential music artists of his generation, but Bowie before the creation of Ziggy Stardust, the alter ego that made him famous, remains largely unknown.

This film follows five years of his early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973. It shows how many of the ideas that originated during these early years and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie’s earliest collaborators.