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Bowie Finished With Gigs

Music Scene (July 1973)

WIPE AWAY THE MAKE-UP, cut away the red-dyed tresses, throw away the white tights and put the ear-ring back in the trinket box. What further use could you possibly have for them now that David Bowie has give up "live" performances?

The shock announcement came at the end of his marathon British tour in early July. That, he said, was the end. No more would he take to the stage and excite male and female alike with his excellent shows. An American tour set for this autumn has been scrubbed. Apart from tentative film plans nothing definite is known of Bowie's plans for the future. He beamed down to Paris in mid-July and made for the Chateau d'Hérouville studios to cut his next album which is due in early September.

An RCA spokesman told Music Scene: "We were as astounded as everybody else by the announcement. He will certainly continue recording, he loves it and he is very quick." A single is almost certain to be taken from the next album as a follow-up to "Life On Mars" which comes from the "Hunky Dory" LP which itself was released early last year.

So it looks as though the wonder boy who was recently voted No. 1 male singer by Music Scene readers has burst your pretty balloon and the party is well and truly over my friends.

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