Don Connolly's David Bowie Pictures


In 2019, BDU was contacted by John Patterson - a colleague of Don Connolly who worked on the 1983 David Bowie videos in Australia.

Don took the following pics.




John Patterson (2019):

These photos were taken during the shooting of the 'Lets Dance' and 'China Girl' clips by the sound recordist Don Connolly (now deceased).


John Patterson (2019):


Don Connolly gave [the photos] to me after returning to Sydney to go some small way to making up for the fact that I had been unable to accompany him as his assistant on the shoot.



John Patterson (2019):

[The photos were] a minor compensation, however I have been the proud owner of four unknown Bowie photos since that time and Bowie Downunder seems an appropriate repository to facilitate a wider appreciation of them. Love the website, All the best, John Patterson - Life Long Bowie fan




Further Reading




Let's Dance, 1983

The story of David Bowie's 1983 video shoots in Australia.


Back to Carinda, 2007

In 2007, Australian Bowie fan, Freestate, visited Carinda and it's pub. This is a page of his reflections and photo.


Let's Dance Carinda - David Bowie Festival

Link to the Bowie festival that now appears annually in Carinda.



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