Mick Rock, a photographer who shot the covers of Lou Reed's Transformer
album and Queen's Queen II
, directed the song's official video, which he filmed backstage at Earls Court, London, in 1973. Bowie appears in a turquoise suit and makeup, performing the song against a white backdrop.
Rock ended up producing two more versions of the video, first in the '80s when he treated it with a bleached look, then in 2016 when the Parlophone label commissioned him to do a new edit. "The new version is my favorite, because there are all kinds of things you can do technically, including playing around with the colors and lots things," Rock told Songfacts