When Bowie Met Bolan

Joined: 10:50 AM - Jan 08, 2013

5:54 PM - Apr 27, 2018 #1

UK viewers with access to Sky Arts will be enjoying the second series of "Urban Myths" currently being broadcast. The upcoming episode, due to be broadcast on Thursday 10th May is "When Bowie Met Bolan".
"When Bowie Met Bolan" brings to life the story of when Davie Jones first met Mark Feld. As struggling teenage musicians, they were both summoned to their manager Les Conn's office in Denmark Street one morning and, in lieu of them making him any actual money by selling any records, were asked to repaint his office.
https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/urban_myths ... met_bolan/

However, depending on your subscription, you may be able to download the whole series and watch it now. It's definitely worth catching, Luke Treadaway is excellent as a younger, not very confident David Jones still trying to find a niche for himself in the music business of the 1960s. Not sure about Jack Whitehall as Bolan, who I always thought was quite small in stature (?), but the two work well together. It's funny to watch Bowie conscientiously preparing his wall surface and meticulously painting it while Bolan basically just ponces around...until they they then begin talking about musical tastes they have in common. Without giving too much away, there's a nice pay-off at the end where they're messing around with the paint. 

The "Sex Pistols v Bill Grundy" episode in this series is also a hoot but the "Live Aid" one was garbage. If you missed the first series, I'd definitely recommend going back and catching the one where Bob Dylan goes round to Dave Stewart's house...except that it's not.
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Joined: 2:51 PM - Oct 07, 2004

12:40 AM - Apr 28, 2018 #2

First series not available on Virgin sadly. Watched the Marilyn Monroe/Billy Wilder and Behind Live Aid episodes. Not bad at all.
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Joined: 7:31 PM - Nov 24, 2015

9:07 PM - May 11, 2018 #3

Watch this today and thought it was very amusing. The writer appeared well researched and it was an interesting take on what may have happened.
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