David Bowie made a promotional appearance at the Target Club in High Wycombe on the evening of Friday 18 March 1966.
The appearance was to promote his forthcoming single ‘Do Anything You Say’, which was released on 1 April. Also appearing at the event was David Ballantyne, whose single ‘Love Around The World’ was more successful.
The Target Club was at the Memorial Hall above the Co-op store on Pauls Row, since demolished. This was the club’s opening night, with admission costing five shillings. Club membership was two shillings.
Although billed as “David Bowie and the Buzz”, Bowie was accompanied only by drummer John Eager and manager Ralph Horton. The evening was compered by Earl Richmond, and the club’s DJ Patti Seeger played records.
Afterwards, Bowie and the Buzz performed a late-night gig at London’s Marquee Club.
Also on this day...
- 1987: Live: Cat Club, New York City
- 1977: Live: Iggy Pop, Palladium, New York
- 1967: Live: David Bowie and the Riot Squad, Bowes Lyon Youth Centre, Stevenage
- 1966: Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Marquee Club, London
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