Posted on: 15 January 2016 by Mark Howells
Passengers on British Airways long-haul flights will be able to access specially curated content by the airline to mark the death of David Bowie.
Richard D’Cruze, British Airways’ 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.”The homage begins next week as BA screens ‘David Bowie – Five Years In The Making of an Icon’, featuring a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, and providing an intimate portrait which focuses on five key years in David Bowie's career – from Ziggy Stardust to the Soul Star of 'Young Americans' to his global success with 'Let’s Dance'.On selected flights from 1 April, customers will be also able to choose from the following audio programmes available on the High Life entertainment system: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 clipsA ‘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 1973And on selected flights from 1 May, customers can listen to the following:‘Profiles: David Bowie’ – featuring Bowie talking about his career up until the end of the 1970s‘The David Bowie Story’ – long and exclusive interview with Bowie, filling in the stories behind his best known songs, recorded in 1993.
Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy © Duffy Archive