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David Bowie
Submitted by Tom Spinelli on 2008-07-17
David Bowie Line In Santa Monica 1972 To Be Released

In 1972 after introducing the world to the space alien persona known by the name of Ziggy Stardust David Bowie set off on his first U.S. Tour . Accompanying him on tour were the Spiders from Mars in the form of Mick Ronson on guitar and vocals; Trevor Bolder on bass; Mick "Woody" Woodmansey on drums; and Mike Garson on piano. Previously unreleased, although a wildly popular bootleg, the October 20, 1972 concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Bowie’s first U.S. Radio performance), was broadcasted by the now-defunct Los Angeles station KMET. The recording will be released digitally, as a limited edition CD and a double Vinyl LP package complete with photo from the show and a re-print of the Los Angeles time review of the show.

Bowie says of the show “, “I can tell that I’m totally into being Ziggy by this stage of our touring. It’s no longer an act; I am him.” If you listen closely enough you can actual here history being made and a star (in the commercial as well as the artistic sense) being born. CD’s should have grace your mail boxes a few weeks ago and photos are attached. I will have some vinyl copies available for contest prizing soon.

David Bowie Live in Santa Monica 72’
Release Date: 7/22/2008

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