Music has given me over 40 years of extraordinary experiences. I can’t say that life’s pains or more tragic episodes have been diminished because of it. But it’s allowed me so many moments of companionship when I’ve been lonely and a sublime means of communication when I wanted to touch people. It’s been both my doorway of perception and the house that I live in.
I only hope that it embraces you with the same lusty life force that it graciously offered me. Thank you very much and remember, if it itches, play it.
David Bowie – Berklee School of Music commencement address May 8, 1999.
A copy of this rare vinyl promo contains the first mixes of David Bowie’s Hunky Dory album.
Oh You Pretty Thing, Queen Bitch, Kooks, Eight Line Poem and Quicksand below.