This Day In Music 01.04.1966 first Bowie's solo single released
April 1st 1966: Pye Records released David Bowie's first solo single, 'Do Anything You Say'. Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third.
Bowie's debut album was released on 1 June 1967 via Deram Records UK, in both mono and stereo, the same date as the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album and its associated singles were all commercial failures at the time and Bowie did not release another record until 1969. The album's failure cost Bowie his record contract with Derma Records who dropped him in April 1968.
Pye Records was originally a British manufacturer of televisions and radios.
In 1955, the company acquired Polygon Records and merged it with Nixa Records to form Pye Nixa Records. Its best known artists were Lonnie Donegan, Petula Clark, the Searchers, the Kinks, Sandie Shaw, Status Quo and Brotherhood of Man.