All around the world, people are reflecting on the life and legacy of the late David Bowie – including the time he went on MTV and publicly shamed the network for its lack of diversity.

Rock videos by white musicians dominated the fledgling cable network’s airwaves in 1983 when Bowie sat down with v“It occurred to me that, having watched MTV over the last few months, that it’s a solid enterprise and it’s got a lot going for it,” Bowie said in the interview. “I’m just floored by the fact that there are … so few black artists featured on it. Why is that?”eejay Mark Goodman as part of a press junket for “Let’s Dance,” Bowie’s massive commercial success.

“It occurred to me that, having watched MTV over the last few months, that it’s a solid enterprise and it’s got a lot going for it,” Bowie said in the interview. “I’m just floored by the fact that there are … so few black artists featured on it. Why is that?”

For the complete story, visit TheVirginiaPilot/Music.

Similar Posts