Arizona PBS Honors Musician’s Legacy with ‘David Bowie: Five Years’
Jan. 26, 2016
To mark the passing of David Bowie, Arizona PBS will air “David Bowie: Five Years,” a documentary exploring highlights of the influential performer’s career.
The one-hour film, originally made for the BBC in the United Kingdom, airs Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 p.m. on Arizona PBS. “David Bowie: Five Years” is an intimate account of five pivotal years in David Bowie's extensive career, with each year illustrating his inspiration and where his groundbreaking ideas led him as an artist.
The film starts with 1971 and the creation of Ziggy Stardust; moves on to 1975, the year of the Young Americans album and the Thin White Duke; 1977 and the release of the experimental albums Low and Heroes; 1980, the year of Ashes to Ashes, an iconic song of the New Romantic era and the most expensive music video yet made at the time; and 1983, the year that launched Bowie into his greatest commercial success with the release of Let’s Dance. The documentary features several minutes of unseen footage, as well as interviews with many of his closest collaborators and it charts Bowie's continual evolution through various roles, developing him into an artist widely regarded as an icon of our times.