David Bowie dead: watch his first live televised performance

He performed the song 'Space Oddity' at the Ivor Novello Awards in 1969

David Bowie's first live televised performance at the Ivor Novello Awards in 1969
David Bowie's first live televised performance at the Ivor Novello Awards in 1969

David Bowie died peacefully on early Monday at the age of 69, sparking an outpour of tributes from across the world.

The singer only released his final album Blackstar last week - but this video takes us right back to the beginning, to the icon's first ever live televised performance.

Taking place at the Ivor Novello awards in London during the Autumn of 1969, the clip sees Bowie performing classic track "Space Oddity" after which he accepts a Special Merit Award for Originality.

It's interesting to note how the clip conveys no sign as to the direction the singer was destined to go just a year later. 1969 saw the release of Bowie's eponymous second studio album which was was followed by 1970's The Man Who Sold the World, his first with backing band Spiders from Mars - an album which many attribute to the birth of glam rock.

However, the above clip wasn't the first time Bowie appeared on TV. Below is a clip of the icon performing a lip-synched version of the song on Swiss music series Hits a Go Go.

Taking it right back to 1964, in the below clip you can hear Bowie on TV before he was actually Bowie; back then, he performed as Davie Jones with band, The King Bees.

This song, "Liza Jane", was their first ever single.

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