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Recorded: 15 July 1972
Broadcast: Colour silent film.
"Alright! I'm David Bowie, these are the Spiders From Mars and this is some of our rock" Bowie said as he came on stage.
Filmed by Mick Rock this is rare and recently discovered early colour film of Ziggy Stardust performing at Friars Club, Aylesbury which MainMan transferred to video from 16mm film in 1995. However, it has not been made officially available although it currently circulates amongst collectors.
RCA flew in the cream of the American music press (Rolling Stone, Creem, New York Times, Interview, New Yorker) to this concert at the cost of US $25,000 in order to sell Bowie, who while well known in the UK, is less so in the US. The club which held 2,000 people was packed for the concert. Bowie had planned to relay this concert to a huge video screen in the market square but this did not occur. Bowie entered the concert to flashing strobe lights and the "Clockwork Orange" music.
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