Unheard David Bowie demo-track released as tribute.
The owner of To Be Love, recorded by David Bowie in 1970, has released the track for the first time.
To Be Love is being streamed via MindBodyNetwork.com by its writer and producer Ron de Strulle as a tribute to the icon.
Ron de Strulle, who worked with impresario Tom Ayers and Frank Zappa drummer Aynsley Dunbar at the time, tells the Huffington Post : “My first impression of David was that he was warm, open, friendly, and not looking for star treatment like most of the other artists who came to RR Studios.
“He was interested in the production process and excited about anything creative. He couldn’t get over the way we could produce loop delays and reverberation plays.
“David could pick up an instrument and play anything. He’d say, ‘I never played this instrument before’ – then he’d cut loose and play. Pure genius.”
About the Carnegie Hall memorial concert in NY
When first announced, the David Bowie memorial concert scheduled for this coming March 31 was intended as a tribute. Following his death, it became a memorial show.
The concert will happen at Carnegie Hall in New York. Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger will be among the performers. Debbie Harry, Pixies, Michael Stipe, Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power, The Roots, Perry Farrell, Bettye LaVette, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Jakob Dylan, The Mountain Goats, Robyn Hitchcock, Holy Holy, The Flaming Lips will too take the stage.
We're told the musicians will revisit some of Bowie's most iconic songs, but so far there's no word on which tracks they've each settled on. Then again, "Space Oddity" and "Rebel, Rebel" must have made the cut.