David Bowie would have turned 70 on Sunday, so in honour of this, let’s take a look back at his 50th birthday concert.
It happened on January 9, 1997 at Madison Square Garden and was chalked full of guests. The show included Frank Black, Dave Grohl, Robert Smith, Billy Corgan, Sonic Youth, and Lou Reed. Bowie’s concerts during the ’90s featured more new material and deep cuts, and rarely any hits. But in this show, he breaks out a lot of his signature songs, including “All The Young Dudes,” “Jean Genie,” “Fashion,” and closes with “Space Oddity.” After doing a farewell tour of his hits in 1990, he vowed never to play them again. But for this 50th birthday, Bowie made an exception.
The concert is in 12 parts so it’ll be easier to find what you would want to hear.
Happy birthday, Starman and rest in piece.