David Bowie had a second audition for a part in the musical Hair on 23 June 1968.
It followed an initial audition on 17 June. Bowie and his manager were confident that the recall would lead to a part in the production, but it was not to be.
The producers were auditioning for changes that were to take place in the cast and I arranged for David to be seen on June 17. When he was recalled for a further audition on the 23rd we expected that he would be offered a part, but once again he was unlucky.
The Pitt Report
Hair had been running on Broadway in New York and was due to move to London’s West End in the autumn. It opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 27 September 1968, with a cast including Paul Nicholas, Elaine Paige, Marsha Hunt, Richard O’Brien, and Tim Curry.
Also on this day...
- 1986: Album release: Labyrinth
- 1974: Live: Cobo Hall, Detroit
- 1973: Live: Gliderdrome, Boston, England
- 1971: Live: Glastonbury Festival
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