Space Oddity Turns 50

Box set planned to mark golden anniversary

July 10, 2019

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Space Oddity was released 9 days before man walked on the moon.  The 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's landmark single is being celebrated with the release of a box set which includes remixed versions of the song along with a poster, photo, and factsheet. It will be in stores July 12th.

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Bowie wrote the song after seeing "2001: A Space Odyssey" with his girl friend Hermione.The song he wrote when they broke up is also a hightlight of the Space Oddity album.