An exclusive impression of David Bowie’s visit to the TopPop studios in Hilversum

An exclusive impression of David Bowie’s visit to the TopPop studios in Hilversum, The Netherlands on 15 October 1977 to promote and record a TopPop video of his latest single ‘Heroes’. Bowie poses in his own inimitable and charming way to the gathering of Dutch press photographers and studio staff after he received gold records for his albums ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ by TopPop presenter Ad Visser. This raw footage was never broadcast in the Netherlands or elesewhere.
David Bowie visited the TopPop studios on several occasions. Check the TopPop channel for David’s videos of ‘Rebel Rebel’ and ‘Heroes’ and the Celebrity Channel for his TopPop interviews.

Broadcast date: 15 October 1977

This is to let you know that the video recording of the video clip was originally recorded by AVRO TROS Broadcasting. AVRO TROS Broadcasting hereby warrants and represents that it is the sole and exclusive owner of the physical film and/or videotape footage in this video clip.

The performance of the artist(s) in the clip was filmed and recorded with the written consent of the artist(s) and their representatives.

AVRO TROS is a Dutch radio and television broadcaster, founded in 2014 from a merger of AVRO and TROS. From January 1st, 2014 the name of the merged broadcaster was used in joint programmes. AVRO was founded in 1923 as the Netherlands first public broadcaster. TROS started broadcasting in 1964. Toppop was a weekly AVRO pop program that was aired between 1970 and 1988.

AVRO TROS Broadcasting
PO Box 2
1200 JA Hilversum
The Netherlands

TopPop was the first regular dedicated pop music TV show in the Dutch language area. Dutch broadcaster AVRO aired the programme weekly, from 1970 to 1988. Presenter Ad Visser hosted the show for its first fifteen years.
World famous music artists performed on TopPop: ABBA, 10CC, Bee Gees, The Jacksons, David Bowie, Earth & Fire, Boney M, Smokie, KC & The Sunshine Band, Chick, Donna Summer, Rod Stewart, and many many more.


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