Peter Schilling's music video - Major Tom. he left earth from the 70's so those songs being played in the. Major Tom is a fictional astronaut referenced in David Bowie's songs "Space Oddity", "Ashes to In the promotional film from , David Bowie plays as Major Tom, Ground Control (GC), and the Countdown Announcer. When the lyrics "And First appearance : Space Oddity. (C)Ground control to Major (Em) Tom. (Am)Take your protei How to Play "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.