Live: David Bowie and the Buzz, Palais, Dundee

David Bowie and the Buzz performed their only two Scottish shows in early April 1966.

The first was on Sunday 3 April at the Palais in Dundee. A show the night before in Carlisle had been cancelled.

The Dundee show was headlined by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Bowie had supported them with the Konrads in 1963, and with the Lower Third on 30 July 1965.

Tin Machine performed a version of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ 1960 hit ‘Shakin’ All Over’ during their first tour in 1989. A recording from the Newport Leisure Centre in Wales on 1 July 1989 was released on 19 August 1991, on the 12″ and CD1 versions of the ‘You Belong In Rock N’ Roll’ single. ‘Shakin’ All Over’ was released again on the Japanese CD single of ‘Baby Universal’.

Also on the Dundee bill was local trio the Premiers. The Palais – sometimes known as the Palais de Danse – was run by local promoter Andy Lothian. The venue was rebranded as the Top 10 Club for their Sunday shows from 1962 till the end of the decade.

In the 1970s the Palais closed and reopened as Samantha’s, then Bloomers. It was destroyed by fire on 20 February 1980.

Last updated: 18 May 2022
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