In August 1971, David Bowie's manager, Tony Defries had 500 promo LPs pressed to secure Bowie and fellow Mainman artist Dana Gillespie a record deal. The promo album, featuring seven Bowie performances on one side and five by Gillespie on the flip is often referred to as the BOWPROMO white label album. Matrix, Runout (Side A): BOWPROMO 1A. Matrix, Runout (Side B): BOWPROMO 1B. Other Versions (5 of 9) View All. Cat.
Dana Gillespie was the British Junior Water Skiing Champion in 1962. She recorded initially in the folk genre in the mid-1960s. Some of her recordings as a teenager fell into the teen pop category, such as her 1965 single "Thank You Boy", written by John Carter and Ken Lewis and produced by Jimmy Page. Her acting career got under way shortly afterwards, and it overshadowed her musical career in the late 1960s and 1970s
In 1969, I was a founder member of the The New Seekers. 2. Andy Warhol Originally written by David for Dana Gillespie, musically backed by The Spiders and produced by Bowie/Ronson. This is a quite different, shorter version (2’45 vs. 3’02 ), compared to what appeared on ‘Weren’t Born A Man’. The intro is faded in and the mix is more direct and with less used echo than on that album.
Bowpromo contains alternate mixes of seven songs recorded during the sessions for Hunky Dory, five of which wound up on the album. It was a split EP, with the second half containing five tracks by Dana Gillespie, who was also signed to the Gem Group, a company formed by Bowie's manager Tony Defries. He pressed only 500 copies and distributed them to labels in the hopes of securing a deal for one of them
DAVID BOWIE & DANA GILLESPIE Called - BOWPROMO - CAT NUMBER - BOWPROMO1. 2 - all cut up on you.
Dana Gillespie first made her name as a teenage singer (and songwriter) in the 1960s, with a string of memorable singles and albums for Pye and Decca. In 1971, she teamed up with David Bowie’s management company MainMan, joining Bowie at RCA Records. It would be two years before her next record – but it was worth the wait. Weren’t Born A Man was a wonderful amalgam of pop, soul and some wonderful songwriting from Dana. The title track, for example, wouldn’t have sounded out-of-place on Dusty In Memphis, while Dana’s twist on Bowie’s Andy Warhol (the song had actually been written for her) was.
In August 1971, David Bowie's manager, Tony Defries had 500 promo LPs pressed to secure Bowie and fellow Mainman artist Dana Gillespie a record deal. This promo album, featuring seven Bowie songs on one Side A and five by Gillespie on the flip is often referred to as the BOWPROMO white label album.
Dana Gillespie has recorded over 50 albums during her long career, starting as a Folk artist before moving into the world of psychedelia and establishing herself as a very successful Blues artist – and she still records today for Ace Records. In our latest cherryred . All five tracks from the legendary BOWPROMO album from 1971 are included: this was an album circulated by MainMan featuring rough mixes by David Bowie on one side (made prior to him signing with RCA) and Dana Gillespie on the other.