When David Bowie rocked MTV …

… and not in the fun sense.

Those of us of a certain age remember the days when MTV just played music videos. The one distinctive trait of MTV in its early days was … let’s just say … the lack of pigmentation among its performing artists.

Back in 1983, David Bowie, a true superstar, confronted MTV veejay Mark Goodman on that matter:

Goodman was really stretching to find a legitimate answer and it basically came down to … our audience is full of racists.

And, as diplomatic as Bowie was in this interview, the look on his face says, “Dude, that’s bullshit.”

David Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69. He is one of rock’s greatest performers. So, I’ll leave you with my favorite Bowie song, which I’ve posted many times before:

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