Ava Cherry

  • Tony Zanetta and David Bowie, August 22, 1974 at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, during the Young American sessions. (Photo: Dagmar)

    When Bowie met Warhol, as told by Tony Zanetta

    Tony Zanetta tells the story of the week in 1971 when David Bowie met Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol in New York....
  • Promo video for ‘Right’ by David Bowie

    This promo video for ‘Right’ was made by Nacho Marcho from the fragments of footage shot during rehearsals and recording of the album ‘Young Americans’, at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, in the latter part of 1974. Along with Bowie, the other singers are Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, and Robin Clark....
  • Ava Cherry and David Bowie

    Can You Hear Me

    The story behind 'Can You Hear Me', which is one of the highlights of Bowie's album Young Americans, which was released on 7 March 1975....
  • David Bowie Young Americans 1975 single front cover

    Young Americans

    The first studio result of his mid-1970s obsession with soul music, 'Young Americans' was a breakthrough hit for David Bowie in the United States....
  • ‘Footstompin’ performed on The Dick Cavett Show

    David Bowie performing ‘Footstompin’ on The Dick Cavett Show, 5 December 1974. ‘Footstompin’ was originally cut by The Flares in 1961, and , and paired this with ‘I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate’ on the Diamond Dogs tour. The riff developed by Carlos Alomar would later morph...
  • ‘Young Americans’ performed on the Dick Cavett Show

    David Bowie performing ‘Young Americans’ on the Dick Cavett Show on 4 December 1974....
  • David Bowie – ‘Cracked Actor’ live in 1974

    In this excerpt from the 1974 BBC documentary 'Cracked Actor', David Bowie performs the Aladdin Sane song 'Cracked Actor' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the Diamond Dogs tour....
  • David Bowie Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing live on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974

    David Bowie – ‘Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing’ live

    David Bowie performs 'Sweet Thing / Candidate / Sweet Thing' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour....
  • David Bowie performs Space Oddity live on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974

    David Bowie performs ‘Space Oddity’ live in 1974

    David Bowie performs 'Space Oddity' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on the 1974 Diamond Dogs tour....
  • ‘The Jean Genie’ – Outtake from the 1980 Floor Show

    Outtake of David Bowie performing 'The Jean Genie' for the 1980 Floor Show. Filmed at the Marquee Club in London in October 1973...
  • David Bowie duets with Marianne Faithfull on the 1980 Floor Show

    The 1980 Floor Show / Midnight Special

    The 1980 Floor Show was conceived by Tony DeFries and Bowie as a vehicle to launch his career in America. It was recorded as a special for the US TV show Midnight Special, and filmed at London’s Marquee Club (where Bowie had performed frequently in the ’60s) between 18 – 20 October 1973...
  • ‘1984 / Dodo’ – Outtake from the 1980 Floor Show

    Here David Bowie performs a medley of '1984' and 'Dodo' for the 1980 Floor Show at London's Marquee Club in 1973....