David Bowie’s bandmates remember chaos of final Ziggy Stardust gig 50 years later

July 4th, 2023 | by Nick

Members of David Bowie’s world-famous rock band The Spiders from Mars have recalled the madness of their final show with Ziggy Stardust on its 50th anniversary.

Mike Garson, Geoff MacCormack and Michael “Woody” Woodmansey noted the “nostalgia” of returning to London’s Hammersmith Odeon, following their historic performance on July 3 1973.

All three musicians attended the global premiere of the newly restored version of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture on Monday.

The venue has since been renamed the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith.

It marks exactly 50 years to the day that Bowie and his band played the venue, after which the singer shocked fans by retiring his most famous alter-ego.

US pianist Garson told PA that memories of the night in 1973 and the “crazy fans” had come “flooding back” at the premiere.

Via Evening Standard.

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