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The Russell Harty
Plus Show
17 January 1973

"Drive In Saturday" performance

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Recorded and broadcast: 17th January 1973
Venue: London Weekend Television's South Bank Studios.
Musicians: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder & Mick "Woody" Woodmansey.


Video credit: MsNotzi - Performed is Drive In Saturday.

This TV show was billed as a London Weekend "Pop" special and also featured performances by Elton John, Georgie Fame and Alan Price.

Interview with Russell Harty

Listen to the interview here

Bowie and The Spiders From Mars performed "My Death" (Bowie on solo guitar) and "Drive In Saturday" (Bowie & the Spiders From Mars) and Bowie was later interviewed solo by Russell Harty.  London Weekend Television have unfortunately wiped the tape segment of "My Death" but third-party recorded copies (usually poor quality) exist amongst collectors.  A clip of the interview and "Drive in Saturday" still survives.

Photo from The Russell Harty Plus Show

The following article provides an in-depth look at the recording of this TV show and the Aladdin Sane (1973) album "Goodbye Ziggy...and a big hello to Aladdin Sane" (January 1973).

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Ziggy Stardust Scarf (1973)