The earliest known recording of David Bowie covering “I’m Waiting For The Man,” recorded in 1967. So weird for 1967. He had gotten a pre-release copy earlier in the year from a friend who went to New York. The Velvet Underground sound was one of the last pieces Bowie used for the creation of Ziggy Stardust. Today was the fiftieth anniversary of Ziggy’s first appearance on British television, on the The Old Grey Whistle Stop show.

Here are David and Lou singing the song at David’s fiftieth birthday party.