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British Airways tribute to David Bowie at 30,000ft

Special TV footage, music and audio recordings of the legendary rock musician to play for passengers from next week

In tribute to rock legend David Bowie British Airways is featuring a special video of the 'Starman' on its in-flight entertainment system.

Passengers on long haul flights will be able to screen David Bowie : Five Years in the Making of an Icon - including unseen archive footage throughout his career from his Ziggy Stardust days to the soul star of album Young Americans and his global success with Let’s Dance.

The programme, which will air from next week, is the first in a series of specially selected footage chosen by the airline to mark Mr Bowie’s death, and the chance to hear some of his most memorable music.

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Richard D’Cruze, BAs’ in-flight entertainment manager, said: “In recognition of the huge impact Bowie had on popular British culture, and to people around the world, we felt that it was a fitting tribute to the man and his music.

“We hope over the coming months our customers will use their flights to rediscover and appreciate Bowie’s distinctive music and unmistakable sound through our specially selected content.”

In addition to the TV special, from April customers will be able to listen to the following audio recordings:

  • Two hour long David Bowie ‘In-Concerts’ - both recorded in 1996
  • The Best of Bowie (1969-1974) documentary, recorded in 1997, featuring a round-up of Bowie’s best songs from his early career with interview clips
  • A David Bowie at the Beeb documentary - telling the story behind his unique BBC recordings and interview sessions
  • ‘IntheStudio.Net’ – David Bowie in conversation with DJ Redbeard, featuring his career from 1969 to 1973

SEE ALSO: Pics of when Ziggy played guitar for the final time in Hammersmith

And as of May 1, passengers can listen to:

  • Profiles: David Bowie – featuring Bowie talking about his career up until the end of the 1970s
  • The David Bowie Story – an in-depth and exclusive interview with Bowie, filling in the stories behind his best known songs, recorded in 1993
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